Turn of the season colours feature in the Autumn Salon exhibition of Aboriginal art from around Australia at Shoreham’s Whistlewood Gallery this month. Selected by Whistlewood’s curators Susan & Emily McCulloch, works come from all regions of Australia including some of the most remote, such as tiny homeland communities in the Pilbara, the Western Desert and the Pitjantjatjara lands of South Australia.
“It’s fascinating to see the different hues come to the fore in paintings each season,” says Whistlewood’s co-curator Susan McCulloch. “As well as the autumn tones of yellows, browns and deep soft oranges, there are striking new black and white and soft pink paintings, as well as those in lovely blues reflective of the clear colour of outback skies and waterholes after the recent rains.”
The McCullochs are also gearing up for one of their popular Art Parades that launches their Winter Salon on the Queen’s Birthday weekend on Saturday, June 10. The Winter Salon, says Ms McCulloch, is featuring some rare works by famously significant artists such as Minnie Pwerle, Freddie Timms, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Eubena Nampitjin and many others as well as those by more recent award winners and rising stars.
Autumn Salon: Saturdays & Sundays | 11am-4pm. Weekdays by appointment.
Art Parade: Saturday, June 10 | 2.30pm
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