‘Quirky and colourful’ is the theme of the Christmas Salon of Aboriginal art at Whistlewood, ArtConsultancy + Private Gallery, Shoreham on December 5 and 6.
“Artworks featuring humour and acute observations of flora and fauna, of early days and lifetoday, is a big part of Aboriginal art making these days, but is not usually the first thing that springs to mind when one thinks of Aboriginal art,” says Whistlewood’s co-curator Susan McCulloch. “We decided that a show featuring bold, beautiful, quirky, colourful and unusual paintings, weavings, carvings, ceramics plus a range of homewares would make for an ideal end of year exhibition.”
“It’s a time to give thanks for the year gone by, to celebrate the festive season and the year ahead – to add a light touch to the seriousness of daily life, and to lift the spirits through these fun works of art – any of which would make for a special and unique Christmas gift (or gift to oneself!)”
Featured will be imaginative figurative woven sculptures by the southern deserts’ Tjanpi Grass Weavers; quirky felt and mixed media sculptures by Alice Spring’s Yarrenyty Altere Artists: small, beautifully-packaged Bagu ‘firemaker’ ceramics from Girringun Arts of Far North Queensland; intricately decorated bird carvings from Elcho Island; small feathered sculptures, prints and jewellery by Baluk Artists of the Mornington Peninsula; a wide range of innovative and very different figurative and raw abstract paintings plus licensed design homewares of all manner of items.
Christmas Salon: Aboriginal Art & Gifts for Christmas December 5 & 6, 11 am-5pm
Art Consultancy + Private Gallery
A: 642 Tucks Road, Shoreham
T: 5989 8282