There was an exhibition to celebrate 20 years of printmaking at Yirrkala as part of the TARNANTHI Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art - which was held in Adelaide and launched in October.
We all travelled down for the exhibition opening at the gallery - a big mob of us - Kade, Will, Wukun, Ishmael, Dindirrk, Mawang and Marrnyula and were joined there by all the important and wonderful contributors and supporters of the print space - we made a big party!
some photos from the opening -with singing and speeches and sushi ...
with Denise and Dianne
Marrnyula, Dindirrk and Mawang
Don and Will
Gawiya and Siena on sushi
prints from the Yunupingu sisters
prints from the Yuta Project
prints from the Young Ones Portraits ...
our crew on the streets of Adelaide ...
Kade and Don, swanning about
We also participated in all the amazing and great events that were opened over the week as part of the festival - different exhibitions, talks and the art fair - we even got to meet the mayor !
Wukun and Kade before the Major meeting ...
Art Fair set up
Mawang and Dindirrk with a map
with Nyapanyapa's work at the Gallery of South Australia
It was a great celebration to be a part of - the festival was wonderfully
executed and there was no shortage of amazing art to look at.
Marrnyula and I did a curator talk at the exhibition
(The exhibition of the the selected 96 prints from 20 years of
printmakinglooked very impressive if I do say so myself! hah ).
and got miked up to do a talk at the gallery of SA as part
of a panel of speakers (nerve wracking!)
I look quite calm here but I was terrified!
The exhibition has now been picked up by ArtBack NT and they plan on touring it until 2020 (!) so if you live in Australia - keep an eye out - it could be coming to a gallery near you ...