Aboriginal art from six regions of Australia and featuring the work of some of Australia’s best known Indigenous artists are featuring in the McCulloch’s Winter Salon + Art Parade at Whistlewood this month.
“As writers and publishers as well as curators of Aboriginal art we’ve had a long working association with Australia’s leading Aboriginal-owned art centres and artists,” says Whistlewood’s co-director Susan McCulloch. “Because of this, we’re able to show works by Australia’s most well known Aboriginal artists, many of whom have been of great significance in the development of this unique art form. As well we love ‘discovering’ new young talents and supporting the work of younger generations.”
Some of the well known founding artists whose works are included in the June winter show, says Ms McCulloch, include Western Desert artists Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Paddy Japaljarri Sims, and Shorty Jangala Robertson, Utopia artists Minnie Pwerle and Barbara Weir, the Kimberley’s Freddie Timms, and Eubena Nampitjin and the Pilbara’s Nora Wompi and Bugai Whyoulter. Award winners include Katie Morgan Petyarre, Betty Pumani, Barbara Mbitjana Moore, Freda Brady, Shirley Purdie, Sonia Kurarra, Robert Fielding and Djirrirra Wunungmurra.
Opening the exhibition on the Saturday of the Queen’s Birthday weekend is a dynamic Art Parade presentation of 70 + works with informative commentary on the art, artists and their regions.
Art Parade: Saturday, June 10, 2.30pm
Places limited and bookings essential online at mccullochart.eventbrite.com.au or as below
Exhibition open: June 10 – July 2, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 11am-4pm (other times welcome by appointment).