Collating, preparing and photographing artworks ready for previewing people agree is an intensely communicative affair. Figures look back with authority, clarifying the history of their lives, and that of their creators.
A portrait of time and place these travelling Ambassadors are gathering in Melbourne from previous exhibitions, such as Ivan Namirrki’s Mimih figures in ‘Crossing Country’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and Lena Yarinkurra’s female figure held at Flinders University Art Museum.
In readiness for their next venue – on loan or purchased – images and details are being uploaded onto the Online Gallery at Palya.com.au over the next few weeks. If you would like to see this striking selection, with exceptional provenance, in person in Melbourne, you are welcome. Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to make a time before the end of March,
Best Wishes, Helen
Image Above: Hollow Logs (Lorrkon) from Maningrida including (left to right) George Ganyjibala, Jimmy Ngalakurn and Hamish Karrkarrhba. The background painting is byTimothy Cook from Melville Island. Sculptures (left to right) are by Ivan Namirrki, Thomas Munkanome (from Melville Island), Ivan Namirrki and Lena Yarinkurra; both from Maningrida. Photo:HelenRead2017.
This article first appeared on www.palya.com.au 19th February 2017.
Helen Read is an artist and former nurse-pilot for the Pintupi Homelands Health Service in Walungurru (Kintore), Kiwirrkurra, Gibson Desert, Central Australia.
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