Friday, 14 October - Friday, 30 November 2005
CIRCLES AND CEREMONIES : Paintings from Australia's Central and Western Deserts
Throughout history, the circle has been an important element in the artwork of Australia’s indigenous people. Whether painting on a cave wall or in the sand, drawing on the human body, or painting on canvas, Aboriginal artists have used the circle to symbolize ceremonial sites, waterholes, campfires, and other important features of their 40,000-year-old culture.
The gallery is currently showing paintings that incorporate the circle. The paintings depict important men’s and women’s ceremonies, ancient body paint patterns, traditional bush tucker and Milky Way Dreamings, and sacred sites. The work includes paintings on canvas and linen in traditional ochre colors, explosive and vivid contemporary designs, and heavily-layered and textural pieces. Among the artists featured are Wallaby Moss Kngwarreye, Minnie Pwerle, Janet Forester, Sylvia Walchope, Nancy Nungurrayi, and Lucky Morton Kngwarreye.
New Works from Utopia
'Tis the Season. . . Please remember, an Aboriginal painting (always exchangeable) or a gift certificate for art is a perfect holiday gift for family, friends, or yourself! We'll gift-wrap, of course.
Blasius Erlinger: “Dreamings Down Under,” in Travel & Leisure,
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