1 - 30 August 2014

Exhibition Overview

The remote and isolated communities in the far south-east of the Western Desert, home to the Spinifex Arts Project, continue to develop their remarkably bold and striking style, which goes from strength to strength.

This new body of work has an incredible presence: stories that can be seen but not seen, what lies hidden, what is shown, there is an undeniable sense of connectivity, and the sense of some other source, be it spirituality or a knowing, deep down inside the depths of country, as much as it is within the artists themselves. The ability and maturity of Spinifex mark-making has been alluring audiences for over ten years now: and it is the power of these marks that is still so enduring, growing ever more potent.

The web-like depiction of country is contiguous between artists, such as elder Simon Hogan, Fred Grant and Kathleen Donegan. Colours resonate over a matt black background; Roy Underwood's snake's writhe and wriggle through country.

Then there are the qualities of abstraction in its purest form of simplification: from the composition of Anmanari Brown's Kuru Alawith its combination of red, white and pink, to the most divine, and purest sense of negative space, the ethereal and enigmatic work of Carlene West.

This exhibition is not to be missed during the Darwin Festival and over the opening weekend of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.

Art Centres

This exhibition is brought to you by Outstation, in collaboration with the following art centres:

When and where

1 - 30 August 2014

Outstation Gallery
8 Parap Place
Parap
0820
Darwin
Northern Territory

A Darwin Festival Event

Artists

This Outstation exhibition is comprised of works from the following artists:

  • Anmanari Brown
  • Anne Hogan
  • Carlene West
  • Elaine Yarangka Thomas
  • Estelle Hogan
  • Fred Grant
  • Ian Rictor
  • Kathleen Donnegan
  • Lawrence Pennington
  • Lennard Walker
  • Myrtle Pennington
  • Ned Grant
  • Patju Presley
  • Roy Underwood
  • Simon Hogan
  • Spinifex Men's collaborative
  • Tjaruwa Angelina Woods

Exhibition artworks

Spinifex-Kathleen-Donnegan-14101

Kathleen Donnegan – ‘Piripi’

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Spinifex-Mens-Collaborative-14061

Men’s Collaborative – ‘Pukara’

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Spinifex-Tjaruwa-Woods-14109

Carlene West – ‘Tjitji’

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Spinifex-Fred-Grant-14038

Fred Grant – ‘Tjatunya’

 Artwork unavailable
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Spinifex-Roy-Underwood-14037

Roy Underwood- ‘Mulaya’

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Spinifex-Simon-Hogan-14036

Simon Hogan – ‘Untitled’

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Spinifex-Simon-Hogan-14040

Simon Hogan – ‘Wanawanatjara’

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Spinifex-Lennard-Walker-14093

Lennard Walker – ‘Kura Ala’

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Spinifex-Ned-Grant-14097

Ned Grant – ‘Kultjara’

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Spinifex-Ian-Rictor-14041

Ian Rictor – ‘Tuwan’

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Spinifex-Patju-Presley-14043

Patju Presley – ‘Nganpali’

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Spinifex-Estelle-Hogan-14067

Estelle Hogan – ‘Paltatatjara’

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Spinifex-Ned-Grant-14075

Ned Grant – ‘Ilpili’

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Spinifex-Myrtle-Pennington-14068

Myrtle Pennington – ‘Kanpa’

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Spinifex-Simon-Hogan-14039

Simon Hogan – ‘Tjining’

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Spinifex-Tjaruwa-Woods-14071

Tjaruwa Angelina Woods – ‘Watani’

 Artwork unavailable
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Spinifex-Tjaruwa-Woods-14069

Tjaruwa Angelina Woods – ‘Tipul’

$AUD6200
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Spinifex-Anne-Hogan-14078

Anne Hogan – ‘Alkawari’

$AUD2650
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Spinifex-Lawrence-Pennington-14074

Lawrence Pennington – ‘Watala’

$AUD3300
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Spinifex-Lawrence-Pennington-14073

Lawrence Pennington – ‘Tuwan’

$AUD3150
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Spinifex-Lawrence-Pennington-14014

Lawrence Pennington – ‘Pukara’

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Spinifex-Kathleen-Donnegan-14077

Kathleen Donnegan – ‘Kapi Piti’

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Spinifex-Patju-Presley-14096

Patju Presley – ‘Apaninya’

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Spinifex-Anmanri-Brown-14107

Anmanari Brown – ‘Kuru Ala’

$AUD3700
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