XMAS Show 2021
Yearly group exhibition featuring Clinton Barker, Craig Fynmore, David Jones, David Nixon, Domenica Hoare, Hugh Edwards, Ian Smith, Jack Rodgers, John Hockings, Kazumi Daido, Leigh Camilleri, Maureen Hansen, Michael Barnett, Robert Moore, Ron McBurnie, Rowland Nancarrow, Sam Bullock, Sandy Herberte, Stephen Nothling & Susie Hansen.
11 December 2021 – 31 January 2022
MORNINGTON ISLAND ARTS
The circle is a recurring motif and features in most of the Mornington Island artists’ works – fishtraps, love rocks, mussel shells, pretty rocks, sacred and secret places, water holes, corals, etc. and it was appropriate to try a round format to echo some of these ways of depicting the world. The artists have enjoyed the challenges of composing within a non-rectangular field because there aren’t many squares and rectangles on Country!
KUWA is a word in both Lardil and Kaidildt languages with a range of meanings including: round; source; small holes in sand at high tide; hole left by small spirits when they enter the ground and these kuwa works invite the viewer to enter as well.
With paintings about traditional stories, as well as almost topographical representations of natural and built environments and phenomena, these round paintings give rich impressions of the many layers of being connected to Country. ― John Armstrong
Featured Artists: Agnes Kohler, Amanda Jane Gabori, Amy Loogatha, Bereline Loogatha, Coralie Thompson Kuthakin, Coreen Reading, Dolly Loogatha, Dorothy Gabori, Gloria Gavenor, Jameson Wilson, Joelene Roughsey, John Williams, Jonathon Toby, Mandy Naranatjil, Netta Loogatha & Roxanne Thomas
Saturday afternoon, 18 December from 3pm
18 December 2021 – 31 January 2022
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