Paintings, barks, ochres and sculptures by Aboriginal women artists from around Australia celebrate International Women’s Day in The Colour Purple exhibition during March at Everywhen Artspace.
“Aboriginal women’s art has really come to the fore over the last 10 years,” says Everywhen’s co-director Susan McCulloch. “We’re especially featuring works by related women artists – mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts – whose work shows the intergenerational nature of Aboriginal art, such as the work by Josina Pumani, who is currently painting works in tribute to her mother who passed away last year, and whose grandmother was one of the founding artists of her community of Mimili in the APY Lands of South Australia.”
Other artists with family connections include the late Minnie Pwerle, from Utopia, her daughter Barbara Weir and Barbara’s daughters Charmaine Pwerle and Teresa Purla.
The Colour Purple opens on Saturday, March 7, at 2pm with an art parade featuring more than 40 works and informative commentary. It continues until March 30. Book online at www.mccullochart.eventbrite.com.au
In April, exciting new works from Kaiela Arts in Shepparton bring the spirit of the riverland country to life though works that pay artistic tribute to the beautiful lush flowers, trees, grasslands and woodlands of the Goulburn Murray riverlands, which have become severely compromised over the years. Biyala Bala Kaiela (Red Gum River) opens on Saturday, April 4, with a didgeridoo performance by Kaiela’s Eric Brown and an opening address by the Mornington Peninsula’s Baluk artist Lisa Waup from 2-4pm. The exhibition continues until April 28.
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