31 August - 28 September 2019

Exhibition Overview

NGARRALJA TOMMY MAY AND JOHN PRINCE SIDDON from Mangkaja Arts at Fitzroy Crossing, depict variations in Country in their own identifiable style and story.

 

“Warla is flat country, open country. When you stand there you can look long way. Not grass but marsh, you know like out near the Nullabor. I know that country and I know the stories”

– NGARRALJA TOMMY MAY

Ngarralja Tommy May has produced this new work using contemporary materials to tell us about Warla country. Showing the viewer a transformation of the same place with the different seasons “Same country but dry time, burnt country, flood time”.

 

“When it’s dry season, there’s no waterhole, billabong or dam cattle start dying, without water all the animals die of thirst. That’s Parranga”

– JOHN PRINCE SIDDON

John Prince Siddon has created new artefacts and works on tin to describe the sometimes brutal reality of the dry season in the Kimberleys. This stories come out his own experience and his deep understanding of the fine balance of nature that could mean life or death.

Art Centres

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

Exhibition Catalogue

When and where

31 August - 28 September 2019

Outstation Gallery
8 Parap Place
Parap
0820
Darwin
Northern Territory

Artists

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

  • John Prince Siddon
  • Ngarralja Tommy May

Exhibition artworks

John Prince Siddon – ‘Old People Hunting with Canoes’

$AUD1050
Artwork detail

Ngarralja Tommy May – ‘untitled’

$AUD3500
Artwork detail

John Prince Siddon – ‘Juju – Law Time’

$AUD6000
Artwork detail

John Prince Siddon – ‘Duck Hunting Season’

$AUD1050
Artwork detail

John Prince Siddon – ‘Old People Hunting with Canoes’

$AUD1050
Artwork detail