The artist gesturing towards her work as she describes its meaning to the figure on the left



A new video of Candy Nelson Nakamarra speaking on her latest body of work, Kalipinypa, is now available to view on YouTube and our website.

“I used to look…for a long time.  I used to watch my father painting.  And now I paint my way.”  Candy Nelson Nakamarra on the influence of her eminent father Johnny Warangkula Tjuppurula on her own painting practice.

Candy’s mesmerising solo exhibition continues until 4pm Saturday, O3.O6.2O23.

View the exhibition page or enquire at [email protected] for a pricelist.


Image: A still from the new artist video on Candy Nelson Nakamarra’s current show, Kalipinypa.  Now on YouTube.

A new record of $US762,000 ($AUD1,172,112) was set on Wenesday, 24.O5.2O23 at Sotheby’s fourth New York auction of Aboriginal Art for Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula’s 1972 Water and Bush Tucker Story.  The work not only fetched the highest price at the auction, but also set an auction record for any Papunya board.

Tjupurrula is a renowned artist who was at the forefront of the Papunya art movement in the 1970s and 80s, alongside Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri and Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra.  The influence of his technique can be sensed in many of the greatest works produced at Papunya in this early period.

Tjupurrula was the late father of Candy Nelson Nakamarra, the exceptional artist behind our current exhibition, Kalipinypa.


Image: Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, Water and Bush Tucker Story 1972, synthetic polymer paint on composition board, 65.5 x 46 cm.  Provenance: Papunya, NT (1972); Stuart Art Centre, Alice Springs (cat no 1272149); Private Collection, acquired from the previous; Sotheby’s, Sydney, Aboriginal Art, October 20, 2008, lot 99; Private Collection, acquired from the previous.

Congratulations to Denise Brady and Jillian Giles along with the other 28 contemporary artists recently announced as 2O23 finalists in the prestigious $100,000 acquisitive Australian landscape art prize.

Selected for the best portrayal of the Australian landscape, this year’s list of finalists features representation from every state in Australia, from emerging to leading Australian artists, across a range of mediums such as oil, acrylic, gouache and beeswax, natural ochre and dyes, weaving, crochet, aluminium, and steel.

As well as the Major Prize of $100,000, there is a $10,000 Residency Prize, a $2,500 People’s Choice Award, a $1,000 Packing Room Prize, and $1,500 worth of prizes for students.

Hadley’s Art Prize Finalist Exhibition
22.O7.2O23 – 2O.O8.2O23
Hadley’s Orient Hotel
34 Murray St
Hobart TAS 7OOO


Image: Hadley’s Art Prize, 2O23. Presented by Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart.

The countdown to ‘Lights On’ ticked down until 6pm last night, when Sydney illuminated spectacularly for the start of Vivid Sydney, 2O23.

Maree Clarke’s monumental multi-sensory video projection, Barerarerungar, is a stand out, sparking conversations all throughout the mesmerised crowds.  Each night until 17 June, the façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art will be transformed with these stunning projections paying tribute to practices on Country, while also creating a space for communal reflection at the heart of Vivid Sydney.

Barerarerungar at Vivid Sydney 2O23
26.O5.2O23 — 17.O6.2O23
MCA façade
14O George St
The Rocks NSW 2OOO


Image: Maree Clarke’s Barerarerungar video projection on the Museum of Contemporary Art building in Circular Quay, Sydney as part of Vivid 2023.  Image courtesy of Vivien Anderson Gallery.

Congratulations to Kent Morris for winning First Prize in St Kevin’s 2O23 Omnia Art Prize with his work Sovereign Seconds — White Plumed Honeyeater 2022.

The Omnia Art Prize is one of Australia’s premier art awards and exhibitions for contemporary art, with this year seeing over 200 artworks including paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture by both emerging and established Australian contemporary artists.

2O23 Omnia Art Prize
19.O5.2O23 — 22.O5.2O23
St Kevin’s College
Toorak VIC 3142


Image: Kent Morris, Sovereign Seconds — White Plumed Honeyeater 2022, archival pigment print on Moab slickrock metallic pearl paper, 60 x 90 cm. Edition 8 + 2AP.

Having arrived in Washington on Tuesday morning, Maree is already hard at work as Artist in Residence at Pilchuck Glass School, Washington.

As an Artist in Residence for Session 1 (Wednesday 24.O5.2O23 — Sunday O4.O6.2O23), Maree’s residency is exploring the theme “Environmental: Engaging Our Ecosystems”.

Watch this space for more exciting updates.


Image: Maree Clarke’s artist residency at Pilchuck Glass School, Washington.

ngaratya (together, us group, all in it together) brings together six Barkandji/Barkindji artists: Nici Cumpston, Zena Cumpston, David Doyle, Kent Morris, Adrianne Semmens, and Raymond Zada.

Each artist created newly commissioned works after several trips all together on Country, providing a rich foundation for the collective to explore and illuminate their Ancestral connection and homelands.  Travelling together and engaging with cultural landscapes, their Elders, community, and each other, the result is an immersive installation that comes collectively from the artists’ hearts.

The new karta-kartaka (pink cockatoo) series is available for purchase — to register your interest, enquire now.

ngaratya (together, us group, all in it together) at Bunjil Place Gallery
14.O5.2O23 — O3.O9.2O23
Bunjil Place Gallery
2 Patrick Northeast Drive
Narre Warren VIC 38O5


Image: Kent Morris’s karta-kartaka (pink cockatoo) series in the exhibition ngaratya (together, us group, all in it together) at Bunjil Place Gallery, Narre Warren. Image courtesy of the artist.

We wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Mr D and all at Jilamara Arts for the sudden loss of the brilliant, young artist, D Wilson.

D Wilson captured the radiance of the sun and the spirit of Tunga in his paintings beautifully. By all accounts he was larger than life, with a radiant smile, perpetually cheerful and very committed to his culture and his exceptional art.


Image: Vale Mr D. A hand using a paintbrush to apply red paint to a canvas with abstract designs depicted in red, black, yellow and white.

Multidisciplinary artist James Tylor’s ten year career survey exhibition, James Tylor: Turrangka…in the shadowsis now open to the public at UNSW Galleries in Sydney.

Listen here to James’s Radio National interview about the profound exhibition, discussing the ways in which themes of light and dark permeate his work.

James Tylor: Turrangka…in the shadows
12.O5.2O23 — 3O.O7.2O23
UNSW Galleries
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd
Paddington NSW 2021


Image: Portrait of the artist.

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