Opening to the public tomorrow, Saturday October 6 in Rutherglen, Victoria, the Aboriginal Exhibitions – Collection Highlights 2018 exhibition is an exploration of some of the most significant Aboriginal paintings and artefacts created in modern times and it gives just about anybody the opportunity to take home a wonderful piece of Aboriginal art.
Featuring works created by many of the leading Aboriginal artists of our time including: Kudditji Kngwarreye, Dennis Nelson Tjakamarra Nelson, Russell Butler, John Cummins, Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi and many more. The new exhibition represents a diversity in works, outlining the methods in how gallery Director Hans Sip has collected art. Connecting the old with the new, the exhibition represents a journey from traditional historic reference to a modern world view of Aboriginal art
Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery at Rutherglen Estates launched in 2017 as a partnership between the winery and prominent Aboriginal art collector Hans Sip. While the collection has previously been displayed in a museum context, the Collection Highlights 2018 exhibition will concentrate its efforts in a display that encourages commercial sale of paintings, prints and artefacts. Values of works range from the tens of thousands for large paintings to several hundred dollars for many of the artefacts; giving just about anybody the opportunity to take home a wonderful piece of Aboriginal art.
Artefacts and sculptures will feature in the exhibition including: ceremonial shields, boomerangs, coolamons and wood carvings will expand the exhibition from a two, to three-dimensional scope with natural ochre tones and native timbers and fibres enhancing the gallery space.
Larger paintings from celebrated artists such as Kudditji Kngwarreye and John Cummins will provide impact and drama; while the detailed beauty in colour and design of Gabriella Possum’s storytelling, featuring visual mapping of stars, galaxies and Country is set to captivate viewers. 2017 exhibited artists Trevor ‘Turbo’ Brown and Craig Charles will reappear with works previously unseen.
Paintings with lighter elements visually, will carry strong messages that marry pleasingly with a diverse collection of art, brought together from artists all over Australia. Aboriginal Exhibitions – Collection Highlights 2018 promises to surprise and delight all art fans with its rare insight into the thousands of years of continued Aboriginal tribal teachings and story telling passed down through the generations. A mutual respect for Country within the artists’ individual nations is just one of the many themes explored.
Connecting the old with the new, Aboriginal Exhibitions – Collection Highlights 2018 represents a journey from traditional historic reference to a modern world view of Aboriginal art. It features works created by many of the leading artists of our time.
13-35 Drummond St, Rutherglen VIC 3685
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