Thursday, 17 November – Wednesday, 1 February 2012
"The stars at night . . . are big and bright," in Australia as well as Texas!
Please join us for Stargazers, our exhibition of paintings of the Southern Hemisphere constellation that Australian Aboriginal people call the "Seven Sisters." Leading central desert artist Alma Nungarrayi Granites has translated her vision of the night skies and this traditional Warlpiri Jukurrpa or Dreaming into powerful and luminous canvases.
According to the Warlpiri, during the creation era or Dreamtime, seven sisters were pursued by a love-struck magician. For days they eluded him, traveling through the harsh desert until at last they came to Uluru, the gigantic sandstone monolith that is the heart of Australia's red centre. Exhausted, the sisters made a fire to warm themselves, only to discover their stalker was drawing closer and closer. In desperation they transformed themselves into stars and ascended to the heavens, becoming the brilliant constellation also known as the Pleiades.
Coming Soon . . .
15 December 2011
19-28 January 2012
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