News from June 2016


Exhibition opens: 2pm, Saturday 11 June 2016
Exhibition closes: 16 July 2016
Location: Suzanne O’Connell Gallery, 93 James Street, New Farm
Contact: 07 3358 5811

This exhibition features contemporary Aboriginal watercolours from the Hermannsburg area. Mervyn Rubuntja’s paintings are inspired by the land he lives on and the places he visits in Central Australia. Rubuntja’s elders told him ‘always use the right colour’. This is important because the more you look to the distance the more the colour changes. When you pick up a rock it is red, when you look at it to the distance the colour changes. All the colours together form a painting, like in a photograph which depicts the land and the sky.

The Namatjira Story – Wednesday 8th June | 6.30–8pm, Sydney

The Namatjira Story
On country and on stage.

Lenie and Gwenda Namatjira (sisters and granddaughters of Namatjira), Benita Clements (Gwenda’s daughter) Gloria Pannka (granddaughter of Namatjira), and Clara Inkamala have created an exquisite collection of watercolour paintings, inspired by the a collaborative project between their art centre, Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra, Many Hands and arts company Big hART. The project’s latest output is a new documentary, of which a preview will be screened at the opening of the exhibition. This collection, curated by academic Alison French, tells the Namatjira family story through sceneries from Western Arrarnta country and the theatre’s stage. The body of works in the exhibition was created in Alice Springs, in response to scenes and stills from the film.

Image Credit: Gloria Pannka, 36 x 54 Watercolour on paper, The Namatjira Play, Actors and Artists on stage

Opening Wednesday 8th June | 6.30–8pm.

Exhibition continues until Sunday 19th June.

Gallery open Tuesday–Saturday 11am–6pm | Sunday 11am–4pm

Gallery: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St. Redfern

Lenie Namatjira, Mostyn Peniltja in his homeland. Kuala Outstation and his dogs.