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AGWA curator Carly Lane

 

 Six SeasonS Indigenous Gallery

 Outside: Matters of the heart in Indigenous art

  29 July 2017 August 2018 | FREE

  AUSTRALIAN

 

  CURATED BY CARLY LANE,

  ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ART

 

The new Six Seasons Gallery (named after the Noongar six seasons) is a space dedicated to the display and interpretation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the State Art Collection. It is part of the AGWA Collection five pathways, many journeys rehang.

There are nearly 3,000 Indigenous works of art from across Australia held at the Gallery and each one of these works offers insights, small and large, into Indigenous art, life, culture and experience.

The first display is Outside: Matters of the heart in Indigenous art. This exhibition includes art that deals with the beauty and importance of the land and environment to Aboriginal people, and touches on some of the practices and rituals that connect people to 'Country' – a word Aboriginal people use to describe the lands and places in Australia to which they have traditional ties.

Shane Pickett Six Seasons: A suite of Prints 2005-2006  Shane Pickett Six Seasons: A suite of Prints 2005-2006

The exhibition, however, illustrates more than people's love of Country. It also alerts us to the history and experiences of being an outsider in white Australian society.

Outside includes works of art by artists such as Shane Pickett, Lance (Tjyllyungoo) Chadd, Danie Mellor, Brenda L. Croft, Lena Nyadbi and Lin Onus, who, together, bring the idea of 'outside' inside for all of us to see. Paintings, photography, drawings, prints and sculpture fill the show.

 

ABOUT THE SIX SEASONS PROJECT

Six Seasons conveys that AGWA aims to cover all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art (the name refers to the Noongar six seasons) and take a holistic view in step with the natural cycle which is at the heart of Indigenous culture.


The six strands rolling out from 2017:
• Special exhibition – Everyone has a history – Part One: Plain Speak until 13 August 2017
• New Indigenous art gallery Six Seasons Gallery – opening 29 July 2017 with the first display

Outside: Matters of the heart in Indigenous art
• AGWA Indigenous art collection online – from Spring 2017
• Indigenous art Nano Gallery digital station – from late 2017
• Kimberley research project – Desert River Sea: Kimberley Art Then and Now continues into its fifth year
• WA State Art Collection Your Collection – continued representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in the main AGWA galleries

Brenda L. Croft Sue Ingram, Regent Street, Redfern 1992

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Discover some of the many styles and themes that form this unique and inspiring expression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. View works that reflect the richness and diversity of Indigenous cultures, from remote locations, regional and urban centres, all of which communicate the artists’ ideas about place, country, identity and belonging.

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Danie Mellor
Paradise Garden (Different Country, Same Story) 2012
pastel, pencil, glitter, Swarovski crystal and wash on Saunders Waterford paper
153 x 206 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased through the Sir Claude Hotchin Art Foundation, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2012

Shane Pickett
Six Seasons: A suite of Prints 2005-2006 (details)
etching on archival paper
six parts: 34 x 49 cm (image); 60 x 80 cm (paper) (each)
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 2006

Brenda L. Croft
Sue Ingram, Regent Street, Redfern 1992
R3 Colour Print on photographic paper
127 x 156 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Gift of Brenda Croft under the Commonwealth Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2012






 




 

 


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