- Anita Pumani
- Betty Mula
- Carol Puruntatameri
- Columbiere Tipungwuti
- Dianne Ungukalpi Golding
- Milmilminyina Dhamarrandji
- Napunda Marawili
- Sallyanne Roberts
- Tasha Nampijinpa Collins
The Rising Stars return! In a roll call of some of the most innovative art centres in Australia, we are excited to begin the year with works from Buku-Larrnggay Mulka, Iwantja Arts, Jilamara Arts and Crafts, Mimili Maku Arts, Munupi Arts, Warakurna Artists and Warlukurlangu Artists.
Whilst sometimes described as an exhibition of emerging artists, in fact Rising Stars often showcases artists who have had long careers but who are gaining new recognition for their work or who are exploring new ways of expression.
And so in 2024 we have some names that might be familiar, and that we are thrilled to welcome back to Outstation.
Amongst them is Dianne Ungukalpi Golding, whose figurative work was part of a 2011 exhibition at Outstation that told of the colonial history of the Ngaanyatjarra Lands and which was acquired by the National Museum of Australia. It is wonderful to see her work again, and her incredible use of colour evoking the ancient stories of the Walu rockhole.
In Rising Stars 2024 we also have paintings from Sallyanne Roberts, an artist descended from Pitjantjatjara painting royalty, who grew up in her grandmother Wingu Tingima’s country near Nyapari. In 2013 it was a pleasure to have her art in a phenomenal group exhibition from Tjungu Palya and now she is back, painting joyous works with Iwantja Arts.
In Rising Stars 2018 Anita Pumani painted with her mother Teresa Pumani-Mula, and now in 2024 we see her own incredible vision of the dreaming of Antara with gold features singing from the canvas.
We also have artists from last year’s Salon des Refuses, including exciting new works from rising star Tasha Nampijinpa Collins and magnificent barks and poles by Milminyina Dhamarrandji.
Milminyina is fast gaining attention for her incredibly patterned designs that tell of heritage, identity, songline and land. As well as Salon des Refuses, Milminyina featured in Goyurr, the breathtaking Buku Larrnggay Mulka survey show at Tarnanthi last year and then she ended 2023 with a fabulous solo show in Sydney at .M Contemporary. Milminyina Dhamarrandji is a rising star indeed.
Goyurr also introduced us to Napunda Marawili and his strong barks of the saltwater country of Yathiikpa definitely earn him a spot in Rising Stars.
Also new to Outstation this year and absolutely artists to watch are Betty Mula from Milmili Maku, whose stunningly coloured works of trees will stop you in your tracks, and Jilamara artist Columbiere Tipungwuti, whose barks showing figures from Tiwi story and lore are magnificent.
We’re also honoured to have Carol Puruntatameri attend the opening of Rising Stars 2024, so please join us at 10am on Saturday 3rd February when she will share her sparse and powerful ochre on canvas paintings.
Nine incredible artists; one extraordinary show – it is Rising Stars 2024.