Exhibitions

  • June 26, recycled photocopy toner on paper, 110 x 75
  • June 6, recycled photocopy toner on paper, 110 x 75 cm
  • June 19, recycled photocopy toner on paper, 110 x 75 cm
  • Cyan August 13, recycled photocopy toner on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Instability

02 March - 07 April 2018

 

2016 was an unusually cloudy and wet dry season. I began documenting the cloudy days from June to August by taking photographs and I did the same last year. The 2017 dry season was the warmest on record.

 

These drawings are made using recycled photocopy toner.

The composition of photocopy toner is generally 60% heat-sensitive micro-plastic particles and the rest is iron oxide and pigment.

 

Clouds; beautiful, cottony, floating arrangements of water molecules. Cumulus clouds are the product of heat and convective air-mass instability that grow upward to form rain.

Water vapour has a strong effect on weather and climate. As the planet gets warmer, more water evaporates from the earth’s surface and becomes vapour in the atmosphere. Water vapour is a greenhouse gas, so more water vapour leads to even more warming. A hotter atmosphere is able to take up and retain more moisture – every degree of warming results in and average 1% increase in rainfall.

 

We are turning the natural world against itself and us!

As Tim Flannery says; ‘We are now the weather makers.’

The human impact on the natural world is central to my work and my materials always carry an intrinsic message……………………….an armature for ideas.

 

Winsome Jobling 2018

 

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  • Kawukawunga - Female Bush Turkey, etching, 2018
  • Muma - Torres Strait Pigeon, etching, 2018
  • Pinjoma - Barn Owl, etching, 2018
  • Tirrintirri - Burdekin Ducks, etching, 2018

Tokapuwi – Big Mob of Birds

02 February - 24 February 2018

 

Tiwi Island artist, Janice Murray is renowned for her depictions of birdlife that inhabit the Tiwi Islands. This exhibition of etchings features her exceptional graphic interpretations of traditional cultural motifs, birds and ceremonial design. Birds include Pinjoma Jilamarini – Barn Owl, Muma – Torres Strait Pigeon, Kawukawunga – Female Bush Turkey, Jongijongini – Eastern Reef Egret and Wayayi – Bush Curlew.

 

In 2017 Janice Murray was awarded an Australian Print Workshop Collie Print Trust Fellowship to work in collaboration with printers Martin King and Simon White to produce ten new large format etchings.

 

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  • Little Mangrove, etching by Anne McMaster
  • Melville Island Mangrove, lino print & etching by Anne McMaster
  • Weedy Sea, relief, etching, drypoint, chine colle by Jacqueline Gribbin
  • Under Cover, relief, etching, drypoint, chine colle by Jacqueline Gribbin

In the Frame

01 December - 27 January 2018

 

Featuring new work by Anne McMaster, Jacqueline Gribbin and Winsome Jobling. Plus from the stockroom, a selection of framed prints reduced for the months of December and January and unframed prints from Northern Editions print making studio. Contact the Gallery for more information 08 8981 6382.

 

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Anne McMaster

Jacqueline Gribbin

Winsome Jobling

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Exhibitions Archive

Mayeng – Bush Tucker

  An exhibition of ochre paintings, ceramics, prints and textiles by Miriwoong artist Gloria Mengil from Waringarri Arts in the Kimberly. The images represent her favourite bush tucker (bush plum and bush peanut), and evoke memories of the nostalgic joy of gathering these foods as a child with her family.   In her work Gloria […]


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New prints from Yirrkala Print Space: 2017

  Buku Larrnggay Mulka at Yirrkala community in Arnhem Land has a long and proud history as one of Australia’s premier Aboriginal art centres and printmaking studios.   The dedicated print studio was built in the Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre in 1996. The space was established through collaboration between the Centre and master printer Basil Hall. […]


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Ngini Parlingarri Amintiya Ningani (past, present future)

New prints from Jilamara Arts and Crafts   In April 2017 a group of younger and older generation artists visited the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory to view a selection of the Tiwi collection of objects and images, to garner inspiration for a major print workshop. Working in collaboration with senior printer […]


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Karridjowkke Kunronj – Crossing Streams

  Presented by Nomad Art in conjunction with Darwin Festival, Maningrida Arts and Culture and Bábbarra Women’s Centre. Opening 3.00pm, Thursday 10 August   Karridjowkke Kunronj – Crossing Streams brings together five established female artists from the Kuninjku homelands of western Arnhem Land. The works integrate time-honoured traditions of art making with contemporary imagery. Deborah […]


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Seasons Folio

  Presented by Nomad Art in conjunction with Darwin Festival, Maningrida Arts and Culture and Bábbarra Women’s Centre. An historic suite of nine silkscreen prints by: Sandra Milmilkama, Susan Marwarr, Leah Rostron Annie Mulunwanga, Jay Rostron, Barbara Kurrawalwal Vicky Brown, Helen Lanyinwanga, Lena Kuriniya.   Produced in 1999, this series of nine silkscreen prints is […]


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Before the Clearing by Simon Normand

  Limited edition, hand bound artist’s book – $9,000 Edition of 10   Before the Clearing featuring 13 hand coloured etchings by Simon Normand and 13 corresponding maps and journal entries from Ludwig Leichhardt’s epic journey from Queensland through the gulf country and Kakadu to Port Essington in 1845.   Ludwig Leichhardt was the first […]


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Mayhmayh – a suite of paintings by Graham Badari

  This suite of 14 paintings illustrate Graham Badari’s forthcoming book Mayhmayh – Different Birds   Mayh is the Kunwinjku generic word for birds and mayhmayh is the plural. When asked to provide a title for his forthcoming book featuring birds found in West Arnhem Land Graham Badari suggested Mayhmayh and explained it meant “different birds”.     […]


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Mayhmayh – Different Birds

  Selected works on paper, bark and hollow logs by Injalak artists including Graham Badari, Gabriel Maralngurra, Thompson Nganjmirra and Joe Guymala.   All artworks depict species of birds commonly found in Western Arnhem Land going about their daily business. Many of the anecdotes the artists tell about the birds are quirky, explaining characteristics that […]


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Kieren Karritpul

  Karritpul paints subjects associated with the traditional culture and knowledge of his clan. His work is an exploration of the woven line in painting and design.   Karritpul grew up watching his mother and grandmother collecting, dyeing and weaving pandanus and sand palm (merrepen) fibre. As they worked he would listen to the stories they […]


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Our Country in Clay

  An exhibition of ceramic works by Ernabella’s leading women artists Tjunkaya Tapaya, Carlene Thompson and Niningka Lewis, alongside works by rising stars Elizabeth Dunn, Tjimpuna Williams, Janice Stanley and Lynette Lewis. Tjunkaya and Niningka have made a recent return to ceramics after focusing on painting and tjanpi weaving for several years.   Created in […]


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