ReDot Fine Art Gallery is honoured to host an exhibition hailing from the heart of Modern Contemporary Aboriginal Art. Tjungu Palya and Ninuku Arts are two artist-run art-centres in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the far north west of South Australia. Between them they represent artists from Nyapari, Kanpi, Watarru, Angatja, Kalka and Pipalyatjara communities, with many of the artists ‘first contact’ bush people, retaining strong cultural knowledge and a willingness to share what is appropriate to people of other cultures. The centres promote traditional arts practices while also encouraging new forms of artistic expression in the re-telling of the Tjukurpa (‘Dreaming’ - Law).
These communities stand at the apex of modern Aboriginal art movement, celebrating culture, ancestry, and landscape while concurrently ensuring the sustainability of the surrounding communities. When the pursuit of artistry is coupled so consummately with care for man and earth, the results mirror that which makes this one of the purest forms of expression seen in the modern art world today. Works from these artists resonate with an abundance of cultural integrity, vivid colours, mesmerising designs, deep knowledge, encapsulating a celebration of ceremony, ancestry and landscape.
ReDot invites anyone fascinated by indigenous art to step into a world that is familiar in simplicity but memorizing in depth and wonder. The living stories virtually leap off each canvas and begs the viewer to look more deeply for meaning and consequence.
Works from these communities grace prestigious public and private collections including those most lauded across Australia and globally. Additionally, we will showcase last year’s Telstra Indigenous art award winning artist, Jimmy Donegan, as well as other acclaimed artists, such as Tiger Palpatja, Nellie Stewart, Harry Tjutjuna, Sandy Brumby, Maringka Baker, Ginger Wikilyiri, Keith Stevens, David Miller, Eileen Stevens and Nyankulya Watson, in this magnificent representation.
The show will be attended by Ginger Wikilyiri, Molly Nampitjin Miller, Yaritji Connelly and Keith Stevens, as they add a special touch to the event and share their stories of living in one of the world’s most remote locations. Also attending will be the coordinators from both art centres to add further insight into the workings of a modern Aboriginal art centre and the challenges faced by the communities from internal and external forces.