This exhibition commemorates the 10th anniversary of Nomad Art Gallery, over 100 exhibitions and the numerous projects Nomad Art has facilitated or hosted since 2005. The ethos of Nomad Art is to explore and highlight the cross-cultural and collaborative nature of printmaking through the culturally rich and natural diversity of the Top End of Australia.
The prints selected for this exhibition are linked by subject matter, geography or aesthetic relationships which illustrate the diverse expression of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists.
The prints have been produced by individual artists and printmakers working in the Northern Territory. Print studios represented include Yirrkala Print Studio, Basil Hall Editions, Northern Editions, Australian Print Workshop, AKS Studio and numerous independent artists’ studios.
Key Nomad Projects include Replant: a new generation of botanical art, 2006 and Djalkiri: we are standing on their names, Blue Mud Bay, 2010.
Curated by Eloise Baldwin and Clare Armitage
These beautiful linocuts reflect the artist’s love of the ocean, the strong cultural traditions and relationships they have with Badu Island through its creatures, the wind, rain, earth, sky, stars and the sun.
‘Reflecting our strong cultural traditions and our beautiful relationships with our world we carefully express our love and dedication to the ocean, to our island and all of its creatures and animals. We show our relationships with the wind, rain, earth, the skies, stars and the sun.
Our life cycle, is the same as the cycle of the world around us.
To see our art is to be delighted from another world, a world alive with myths and stories and ancient tradition, and one that is strong and with a clear and powerful voice.’
© Badu Art Centre
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