Wednesday 27 June 2012

Contemporary Australia: Women - Part Two

I wrote previously about  the work of Noel Skryzpczak in the Exhibition - Contemporary Australia: Women. The exhibition included many more artists whose work I found most inspiring.

Chromosome x 2012 : Hiromi Tango

As you enter the Gallery the giant work Chromosome x by Hiromi Tango dwarfs visitors. 

The artist used a variety of colourful materials - fabric, toys, and notes, to create this towering installation. All these items have a personal significance to Tango and her collaborators.  

Delightful finds include Peter Rabbit nestled there as well.

The shadows cast by Sally Smart’s Artists Dolls are as interesting as the actual sculptures.

Monika Tichacek’s fine watercolour drawings display a fascination with the natural world. I loved the intricacy and delicacy of the detailed drawings.

The work of painters from the Amata region is so vibrant - collaborative work by the grandmothers, mothers, daughters and grandchildren - I’ll leave you with a couple of images to enjoy.

Waturru Nganampa Ngura (Waturru – Our country) 2012 Synthetic polymer paint on linen

Iluwanti Ken, Australia b.1944, Pitjantjatjara people | Mary Katatjuku Pan, Australia b.1944, Pitjantjatjara people | Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken, Australia b.1965, Pitjantjatjara people (Collaborating artist) | Serena Ken, Australiab.1985, Pitjantjatjara people (Collaborating artist) 

Seven Sisters Synthetic polymer paint 
Tjampawa Katie Kawiny, Australia b.c.1921, Pitjantjatjara people | Mona Mitakiki Shepherd, Australia b.1954, Pitjantjatjara people (Collaborating artist) | Tjimpayie Prestley, Australia b.1967, Pitjantjatjara people (Collaborating artist) | Seven sisters 2011 | Synthetic polymer paint on linen

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