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TWO NEW ART SHOWS AT JAPINGKA GALLERY

Posted in aboriginal, art, culture, fremantle, western australia by freoview on August 31, 2016

Two new exhibitions open this Friday at Fremantle’s Japingka Gallery at 47 High Street, so if you are interested in great Aboriginal art go and see the shows!

Camel Camp & Beyond – Utopia Artists of the Eastern Desert. Showcases the beautiful and uplifting work of both the Elders and the emerging younger generations of Artists in what is a breathtaking and beautiful depiction and celebration of ties to the land and to country. Elders represented in this stunning Exhibition include: Angelina Ngal Pwerle, Josie Petrick Kemarre, Cowboy Loy Pwerle, Gladdy Kemarre, Kathleen Ngale, Susan Pitjara Hunter and Polly Ngale. There is also a wonderful and exciting group of paintings by younger generation Artists such as : Sandy Pitjara Hunter, Joy Kngwarreye Jones, Denisa Hatches, Bessie Pitjara and Elizabeth Mbitjana amply demonstrate that the Utopia Art Movement is alive and well and in very talented hands!

 George Tuckerbox Exhibition – Art from the Great Sandy Desert. George Tuckerbox presents his paintings from the Great Sandy Desert at Japingka Gallery, opening on Friday 2 September. While Tuckerbox has exhibited with his fellow community artists since 2003, this will be his first solo show. Tuckerbox lives at Wangkatjungka in the south-east corner of the Kimberley and made his first paintings in mid 1990s. He walked in from the desert with his family when he was a child. His recognition maps of the desert are his testimony to his ancestral desert homelands.

 Exhibitions open 6.30pm Friday 2nd September, and run daily until 28th October, 2016

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