'DURRMU: WEAVING|PAINTING|IDENTITY'
Sep
1
to Sep 29

'DURRMU: WEAVING|PAINTING|IDENTITY'

An exhibition of new paintings, weavings and works on paper by the artists of Durrmu, Peppimenariti, NT.
OPENING EVENT: Saturday, September 1 at 2.30pm
Weaving demonstration by Durrmu artists Regina Wilson and Kathleen Korda, plus in conversation with Durrmu executive director Kade McDonald and co-curator Susan McCulloch.
Bookings essential mccullochart.eventbrite.com.au or as below.

* Exhibition current to 29 September | Saturdays & Sundays 11am-4pm

EVENT DETAILS
Where? WHISTLEWOOD | Contemporary Australian Art | 642 Tucks Road, Shoreham, Vic, 3916
When? Saturday 1 September 2018 | 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm AEST
www.mccullochandmcculloch.com.au
 

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‘Woven Dialogue Exhibition’
Sep
12
to Sep 26

‘Woven Dialogue Exhibition’

Lot 19 will be transformed into an applied student residency, allowing weavers from different regions to explore, discuss, and exchange knowledge associated with the traditional practice of weaving. The artspace has invited members from the Dja Dja Wurrung Clan and Aboriginal weavers from the Peppemenarti community in the Northern Territory to come together to collaborate over a woven dialogue.

* Open Day: Wednesday 12th September. All welcome.
* Official opening: Friday 14th September, 4 pm at Lot 19.

Materials, techniques and stories will be shared with an outcome of skills development and artistic production. Coil weaving techniques seen across Australia began in central Victoria and is now a common weaving technique used in communities across Australia, including Peppimenarti. This historical passage of knowledge will be explored and discussed as the weavers sit side by side and weave. Natural dyes, grasses and sand palm will be brought in from the various regions to celebrate country, its diversity and its uses in Aboriginal culture from the past and its place in contemporary Australian art.
Weaving, in all its laborious processes and its underrepresented position in contemporary art, will be celebrated and promoted for its fine art and cultural significance.

A two-week exhibition highlighting the woven process and displaying the collaborative outcomes will complete the residency and provide a public outcome for the broader community of central Victoria. An exhibition catalogue will convey the premise of the residency and help frame the concept of communities set apart geographically but connected through art and tradition.

Residency
Residency begins on the 6th of September with a formal welcome on the 7th, running through to the 13th.

Symposium Weaving Connections
A full day symposium hosted by Jodie Goldring, Saturday 15th September.

EVENT DETAILS
Where? Lot 19 | 937 Castlemaine, Vic, 3450.
When? Wednesday 12th September, 2018
www.lot19art.com

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'MARKING THE INFINITE' at the Phillips Collection, Washington DCEVENT DETAILS
Jun
2
to Sep 9

'MARKING THE INFINITE' at the Phillips Collection, Washington DCEVENT DETAILS

'MARKING THE INFINITE' at the Phillips Collection, Washington DC spotlights nine leading Aboriginal Australian women artists: Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Carlene West, and Regina Pilawuk Wilson. 

Taken from the Phillips Collection website: In the late 1980s women artists took the reins of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement in Australia. After years of working in the shadows, assisting their fathers and husbands, they burst onto the scene, giving it a new vitality and dynamism. Women artists redrew the boundaries of Aboriginal art, and continue to be among its most daring innovators. Though cultural activity has always been central to the secular and sacred lives of women, art making in recent decades has offered a key means for women to also maintain their social and economic independence.

EVENT DETAILS
Where? The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street NW Washington DC, USA
When? June 2 - Sept 9, 2018
The Phillips Collection Website

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'NGERRINGKRRETY: ONE VOICE, MANY STORIES - REGINA PILAWUK WILSON' at Second Street Gallery, USA
May
28
9:00 PM21:00

'NGERRINGKRRETY: ONE VOICE, MANY STORIES - REGINA PILAWUK WILSON' at Second Street Gallery, USA

'NGERRINGKRRETY: ONE VOICE, MANY STORIES - REGINA PILAWUK WILSON' is Regina's first solo show in the USA. This exhibition features Regina's paintings on canvas and paper, as well as fiber works and prints.

This solo exhibition of Regina's work at Second Street Gallery features paintings on canvas and paper, as well as fiber works and prints. The inspiration for Wilson’s works come from the traditional weaving practices of her people. “My painting,’ says Wilson, ‘it’s about the weaving. In case our daughters or grandchildren forget, it’s on the painting. My big sister told me to do the story on painting for our kids, so they can remember what our ancestors used to do a long time ago. The story, it’s there from a hundred thousand years ago.” 

EVENT DETAILS
Where? 115 Second Street SE Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA
When? May 25 - July 27
Who? Works by Regina Pilawuk Wilson
Second Street Gallery Website 

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 'NGUNGUNI' at Kluge-Ruhe USA
May
25
to Jul 27

'NGUNGUNI' at Kluge-Ruhe USA

'NGUNGUNI' is an exhibition of paintings on eucalyptus bark from the West Daly region in northern Australia. This is the very first time that these pieces have left the Kluge-Ruhe collection.
In 2017, the Kluge-Ruhe Collection received a request from Durrmu Arts for images and information about artworks from their community held in its collection. After seeing this information, the elders proposed a project to revitalize bark painting in their region. This exhibition is a result of this exchange, and includes earlier artworks from the 1960s alongside contemporary works created this year, all from West Daly.

EVENT DETAILS
Where? Kluge-Ruhe - 400 Worrell Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911 USA
When? May 24 - Sep 19
Who? Featuring works from a number of West Daly artists, including Regina Pilawuk Wilson.
Kluge-Ruhe website

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MARKING THE INFINITE: CONTEMPORARY WOMEN ARTISTS FROM ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA
Aug
20
to Dec 21

MARKING THE INFINITE: CONTEMPORARY WOMEN ARTISTS FROM ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA

Works by Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Carlene West, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu
Hailing from remote areas across the island continent, the nine artists in this exhibition are revered matriarchs, commanding leadership roles and using art to empower their respective communities. Their works are steeped in ancient cultural traditions, specific to each artist, and yet speak to universal contemporary themes, revealing the continued relevance of Indigenous knowledge in the twenty-first century.

The subjects of the works range from remote celestial bodies and the native bush plum’s tiny flowers to venerable crafts traditions and women’s ceremonies. And yet, each work grapples with the most fundamental questions of existence. Every mark bears testament to natural and cosmological cycles that put one’s being into perspective: whether the ebb and flow of sacred waters and ancestral sands, or the simple passage of a brush against canvas. Theirs are marks upon the infinite, asserting both our shared humanity and differences in experiencing and valuing the same planet.

Marking the Infinite originated at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada and was organized by William Fox, Director, Center for Art and Environment, and Henry Skerritt, Curator, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. The exhibition is drawn from the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl and at Newcomb Art Museum was coordinated by Anna Mecugni, Curator and Coordinator of Academic Programming, and Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Director.

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Durrmu Arts group exhibition with Tunbridge Gallery Subiaco
Nov
20
to Dec 11

Durrmu Arts group exhibition with Tunbridge Gallery Subiaco

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Tunbridge Gallery
437 Hay Street, Subiaco, 6008 & 131-141 Bussell Highway, Margaret River, 6285
Western Australia
6285 +61 8 9758 7900
info@tunbridgegallery.com.au

www.tunbridgegallery.com.au

Subiaco Gallery Hours: 10am – 5pm Tuesday - Saturday

Margaret River Gallery Hours:
10am - 5pm Monday
Saturday & 10am - 3pm Sunday

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