2022 has been a whirlwind of a year, from Maringka Baker’s dazzling exhibition, to Patju Presley’s commanding sell out display at Melbourne Art Fair, the spectacular annual The Women’s Show, Spinifex Arts Projects’ 25 year anniversary exhibition, Bob and Mary Gibson’s duo show, Paul Buwaŋ Buwaŋ and Trevor Gurruwiwi’s Banumbirr, Kent Morris’s new Sovereign Secondsseries, the Warpulayinthi installation by James Tylor and Rebecca Selleck,
and Naomi Hobson’s Adolescent Wonderland.
Special mention goes to Maree Clarke for the monumental survey at the NGV Fed Square and at the Australian Embassy in Paris, Hayley Millar Baker’s Nyctinasty touring with Ceremony NATSIAA Triennial and her Monash Residency in Prato, Italy, Janet Fieldhouse’s compelling suite of sculptures in Faceless at Cairns Regional Gallery, and Naomi Hobson’s Adolescent Wonderland at Tarnanthi, AGSA.
Thank you to our amazing artists, art centres and clients.
Stay tuned for what we promise will be an even grander 2023 (new paintings by Naomi Hobson, anyone?)!
“The publication is notable for the way in which the catalogue essays, which offer both critical and personal perspectives, illuminate the meaning of these complex photographic works which retell and reimagine Australian history from an Aboriginal (particularly Gunditjmara and Djabwurrung) point of view. The essays convey the particular power of the medium of photography to First Nations artists in interrogating the past; as well as the importance of oral traditions of storytelling, reflections of lived experience, and intergenerational bonds within the creative process. The simple and elegant book design allowed the black and white photographs to be viewed to best effect, and direction towards the exhibition’s educational material, which complemented the key themes of the catalogue, was a useful addition.” – AAANZ
We invite you to consider the extraordinary and important early works through the links above and contact the gallery for availability and sales.
I’m the Captain Now 2016
A Series of Unwarranted Events 2018
Cook Book 2018
The trees have no tongues 2019
FACELESS: Transforming Identity: Blak/Black Artists from North Australia, Africa and the African Diaspora
25.06.2022 – 02.10.2022
Cairns Art Gallery
40 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870
Image: Janet Fieldhouse, Because of series 2022, cool ice clay, raffia, wood, wire. Photograph: Michael Marzik.
— CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY
Image: Kent Morris, Boonwurrung (St Kilda) – Crow 2017, archival print on rag paper, 150 x 100 cm, edition of 5 + 2AP.
Image: Artist Margarat Rarru Garrawurra. Photo courtesy of MAGNT/Charlie Bliss.
Kent Morris will feature in Open House Melbourne 2022 in the curated exhibition Take Hold of the Clouds, featuring works of national and international artists across seven of the city’s most significant buildings and urban spaces.
Kent has selected the St Kilda Foreshore Vaults as the site of a major new public artwork in his ongoing Unvanished series. Unvanished – Bunurong (St Kilda) Rainbow Lorikeet #2 (2022) is a four-panel photographic installation of local rainbow lorikeets transforming from black-and-white to full colour.
Created in partnership with Monash University, Take Hold of the Clouds navigates the Weekend’s theme of Built/Unbuilt through a series of thoughtful encounters in which artists reveal the invisible stories and issues in corners of the city.
Take Hold of the Clouds is part of Open House Melbourne – Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July.
Janet Fieldhouse features in earth: Country – from the ground to the sky. Curated by Lisa Waup, and showcasing the works of fourteen female ceramicists from across Australia, the exhibition is being held in conjunction with the 2022 Australian Ceramics Triennale in Alice Springs.
earth: Country – from the ground to the sky is on at the Tangentyere Artists Gallery, Alice Springs, from Wednesday 20 July until Saturday 30th July 2022.
This year as part of Reconciliation Week, Barkindji artist Kent Morris has been commissioned by Fed Square to create Unvanished, a multi-sensory sculpture created in collaboration with Studio John Fish, with soundscape design by James Henry and augmented reality by Phoria.
At over four meters high, the commanding artwork stands as a reminder of the strength and resilience of First Nations people, knowledges and culture, and their ongoing connection to the land, water and sky.
Date: Friday 27.05.2022 – Sunday 05.06.2022
Location: Main Square, Fed Square