Public programs: Artist panel, Saturday 12 August 12 noon; other public programs tba.
An exhibition of photographic portraits by Therese Ritchie forms the core of the exhibition, supported by paintings by Jacky Green. The works overall represent a collection of Garawa voices from Borroloola in the Gulf region of the NT in response to the impact of development and mining in particular on their country. Ritchie’s portraits continue a recent development in her photo-based practice where the body of the subject/sitter is inscribed with text that has been chosen/stated by the sitter; the works are highly collaborative in their construction and in this case facilitated by Jacky Green and Sean Kerins, a Canberra-based anthropol- ogist who has researched and written extensively on the Gulf region and related cultural and economic issues, and who has previously collaborated with Jacky Green to present exhibitions in Melbourne and Canberra.
This show is to coincide with the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards exhibition at the Museum and Art Gallery NT, Darwin; part of Darwin Festival program.
Public programs: Artist panel, Saturday 12 August 1pm; other public programs tba.
This is an exhibition of experimental paintings/2D works by participants in an art therapy program for Aboriginal men in Tennant Creek;
The program was run by Anyinginyi Health’s Piliyintinji-ki Stronger Families Men’s Centre and facilitated by Melbourne/NT-based artist Rupert Betheras.
Artists (working list): Rupert Betheras, Fabian Brown, George Butler, Scott Butler, Marcus Camphoo, Jeremiah Curtis, Timothy Dickson, Bradley Duggie, David Duggie, Danny Frank, Alfred Lauder, Elton Limbian, Neville Murphy, James Nelson, Merlin Newcastle, Fabian Rankine, Eddie Small, Kevin Shannon, Joseph Williams, Simon Wilson.
Tonality in Time and Space, is contemporary printmaker and sound artist Mats Undén’s solo exhibition on show in September at the Northern Center for Contemporary Art in Parap. Undén’s solo show follows on from the artist’s performative print as part of priNT, an NT print survey exhibition at NCCA (Feb/March 2016) and co-curated by Undén and Winsome Jobling.
Mats Undén is a Darwin-based artist and musician originally from Sweden, specialising in interdisciplinary and experimental printmaking and sound/electronic art. In a broad sense Undén is exploring how music and printmaking interact outside their traditional frameworks. When introducing music and dance into the creation of visual arts, when do we actually move from one discipline into the other? The exhibited works draw on a series of experimental dance-print performances in Darwin with dancers Bryn Wackett and Jenelle Saunders, and involves a new performance with dance, sound and large-scale printmaking. In partnership with 2017 Darwin International Film Festival Undén will transform the screen room into an immersive experience of sound, light and projection to soothe your busy mind.
The show opens Friday 1st September at 6pm, with a new large-scale performative print being created by the artist delivering live electronic noise, and invited dancers Bryn Wackett (Darwin), Jenny baker (Milingimbi), Putu Warti (Bali) and Jinu Mathew (India).
FECUND: FERTILE WORLDS
“Fecund aims to point out how deep the relationship between humans and the natural world is.”
Announced as the inaugural SPARK NT Curator in September 2017, Katherine based curator Clare Armitage presents Fecund: Fertile Worlds.
Showcasing contemporary artists from across the NT and Australia, Fecund is an exhibition that explores life, death and desire. It celebrates the intrinsically optimistic nature of growth. It evokes the natural landscape, reproductive cycles and sex, and acknowledges the resilience of life, the interconnectedness of living systems and the will to exist.
Fecund brings together a diverse array of art forms to conjure a visceral experience of the world we inhabit.
The SPARK Emerging NT Curator program is an Artback NT initiative that fosters critical and curatorial practice, facilitated in partnership with Araluen Arts Centre, NCCA, GYRAAC, Nyinkka Nyunyu and MAGNT.