Lorna Naparulla Fencer (dec), Fiona Hall, Queenie McKenzie (dec), Regina Pilawuk Wilson.
Influential Women is the first of our new series that profiles key artists from the Nomad Art Collection. Each month we will curate a small group of selected artists who have made many outstanding prints.
Each of these women are prolific and highly regarded Australian artists, innovators and leaders. Influential in their own communities, they have all developed unique and deep and original art, which is based on their knowledge of culture and community.
Lorna Naparulla Fencer was a celebrated and innovative Warlpiri artist from Lajamanu. Fiona Hall most recently from Tasmania is acclaimed internationally for her environmental and ethno-botanical art and research. Queenie McKenzie was one of the most prominent painters of the Warmun (Turkey Creek) community in Kimberley Ranges and Regina Pilawuk Wilson who co-founded the Peppimenarti Community for the Ngangikurrungurr people in the Daly River region is a leading contemporary artist.
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Curated by Angus Cameron
The works selected for this online exhibition are drawn from over 120 exhibitions and projects Nomad Art has produced over 15 years and celebrates the unique culture and heritage of cross-cultural Australia. The works are essentially personal favourites; a director’s cut if you like and a reflection on a heightened period of Australian art. Delving back over the years, these works emerged like a family of close friends. They manifest as strong and appealing artworks – ones that I would choose to have around me every day; images that manifest as food for the soul and the mind.
Limited edition prints have their own process and aesthetic; they are not like their often larger and more expensive cousins – canvas and bark paintings. Prints are commonly smaller and accessible snippets of larger stories. Printmaking is an affordable and democratic art form; the notion of printmaking can be thought of as a revolutionary activity that promulgates ideas Prints are often embedded with strong political statements which make the work so poignant and important. Most of all they are a joy to behold and own as part of one’s life — on the walls that surround us every single day.
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Monique Auricchio has developed a reputation based on a combination of highly developed printing skills and imaginative imagery. Her work examines human perceptions of animals, often using shadow and dark tones to emphasise the threatening or foreboding elements of the relationship.
Monique Auricchio’s art is often whimsical and theatrical, creating dreamlike images in shadowy, semi-urban settings. The works are layered with allegorical and proverbial references, yet evoke a sense of the unfamiliar. Images often feature animals infused with human sensibility. Birds provide the artist with a rich and abundant source of subject matter, as she explores the fragile and peculiar pecking order of the human and animal condition with satirical warmth and gentle humour.
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Curated by Talitha Kennedy An exhibition of limited edition prints by artists from remote Australia. Featuring works by: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Janangoo Butcher Cherel (dec), Pedro Wonaeamirri, Elizabeth Nyumi (dec), Bardayal Nadjamerrek (dec), Dorothy Napangardi (dec), Ronnie Tjampitjinpa. Selected from Nomad Art’s comprehensive catalogue of limited edition prints, this exhibition celebrates the strength […]
Projections on Parliament House by Jacqueline Gribbin. Projections from the portfolio – Dear Gilbert…(Song for the Ichthyologist), by Jacqueline Gribbin 2017-2019. To create these works Darwin artist Jacqueline Gribbin revived a collection of old and forgotten relief printing blocks of scientific drawings by Gilbert Percy Whitley (Ichthyologist and Curator of Fishes, Australian Museum, 1922-1964).
Neridah Stockley is a Northern Territory artist who lives and works in Alice Springs. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (painting) from the National Art School in Sydney, 2001, and has been an arts worker for Papunya Tula Artists, Bindi Inc. and Maruku Arts. This series of etchings by renown Alice Springs […]
Nomad Art in conjunction with Bábbarra Women’s Centre and Euroa Butter Factory present Yúbburr-yubburr: Dusk Yúbburr-yubburr: Dusk brings together well-known female artists from the Kuninjku homelands of Arnhem Land. Their colourful and expressive hand printed fabrics integrate time-honoured traditions of art making with contemporary imagery. Deborah Wurrkidj, Jennifer Wurrkidj, Susan Marawarr, Janet Marawarr, […]
Yirrkala Print Space is one of the Australia’s premier print studios specialising in limited edition works on paper produced on their own press. The studio continues to expand its collaborations with master printmakers from across Australia and around the world to facilitate new works and continue the development of techniques and experimentation across the […]