2014 Figuratively Speaking: Town Camp artists tell their stories

Tangentyere Artists, Yarrenyty Arltere Artists
19 November - 13 December 2014

An exhibition of soft sculptures by Yarrenyty Arltere Artists and paintings by Tangentyere Artists, Alice Springs, NT.

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists and Tangentyere Artists represent artists from the town camps around Alice Springs, andhave become known for their highly individual expressions of town camp life. The artists come together in this exhibition to share their stories through brightly coloured paintings and whimsical soft sculptures.

2014 "Mayh" - Body & Spirit in Kunwinjku Fibre Sculpture

Injalak Arts
14 October - 8 November 2014

"Every animal has a story. Every fish, kangaroo, goanna or snake. They've still got a story." - Ganbaladj Nabegeyo

We are pleased to present an exhibition of fibre art from Western Arnhem Land, in association with Injalak Arts, Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Northern Territory.

Opened by leading researcher in Indigenous fibre arts and the material culture of Arnhem Land, Dr Louise Hamby, Saturday 18th October 3-5pm

2014 Sandy Brumby

Ninuku Arts
7 - 11 October 2014

These small paintings are distinctive of Sandy Brumby's individual style: simple in composition and raw in the application of paint. In them, he paints the story of his father's country, Victory Downs, near Amata community in South Australia.

Shown in association with Ninuku Arts, SA

2014 Harry Tjutjuna

Ninuku Arts
17 September - 11 October 2014

A solo exhibition of paintings by senior Pitjantatjara Law man and artist, Harry Tjutjuna. In association with Ninuku Arts, SA.

2014 Sonia Kurarra - River Country

Mangkaja Arts
15 August - 13 September 2014

Presenting Sonia Kurarra's second solo exhibition at Aboriginal & Pacific Art, held in association with Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing, WA.

Sonia paints the sandy billabong country along the stretch of the Fitzroy River that runs directly behind the community. After the floodwaters recede, there are billabongs that hold a plentiful supply of parlka [barramundi], kurlumajarti [catfish] and bream. Her recent works are striking in their richly applied colour and abstract approach to the representation of river country.

2014 Timothy Cook - Kulama

Timothy Cook
5 July - 2 August 2014

This exhibition celebrates Tiwi artist Timothy Cook’s ongoing art practice in his ninth major solo show with Aboriginal & Pacific Art.

Cook’s paintings  sit  firmly  within  Tiwi  tradition,  echoing  the vigorous styles of other great  artists  who have worked  at  Milikapiti on Melville  Island,  yet the clarity of his style shows an individual perspective. His evocative paintings address Kulama, the Tiwi initiation ceremony for young men, that is performed in the late wet season. In the two years since winning the prestigious Telstra Art Award, his paintings have become larger and bolder expressions of this theme.

Timothy Cook’s exhibition also marks two decades of close collaborations between Aboriginal & Pacific Art gallery and Jilamara Arts & Crafts, and an ongoing dedication to the showcase and support of major Tiwi artists in Australia.

2014 Paintings from the heart of Amata Country

Tjala Arts
10 - 28 June 2014

In association with Tjala Arts, Amata, SA

2014 New Paintings by Ömie Chiefs and Senior Artists

Ömie Artists
30 April - 31 May 2014


Including artists Sarah Ugibari, Fate Savari, Albert Sirimi, Brenda Kesi, Lila Warrimou, Celestine Warina, Dapeni Jonevari, Botha Kimmikimmi, Elizabeth Guho, Linda-Grace Savari and Jean-Mary Warrimou

2014 Tjina Kuwaritja – Fresh Tracks

Mimili Maku
3 - 26 April 2014

In association with Mimili Maku, SA, we are proud to present this exhibition that celebrates a new chapter for the Mimili Maku art centre. Their new building, recently completed, will provide a wonderful space for artists and community members to paint, share stories and manage their art centre.

Featuring paintings by artists Ngupulya Pumani and Betty Kuntiwa Pumani

2014 Gija Contemporary Art from Warmun

Warmun Art Centre
8 - 29 March 2014

Aboriginal & Pacific Art is proud to introduce artists from Warmun Art Centre, WA, in our first exhibition of the year.

Churchill Cann, Patrick Mung Mung, Betty Carrington and Mabel Juli began painting in the 1990s in Warmun under the guidance of artists including Rover Thomas, Queenie McKenzie, Hector Jandany, George Mung Mung and Paddy Jaminji and their continuing practice today is a continuation of this legacy. Whilst these four artists all began painting at similar times, each artist has a diverse practice, painting their own individual stories and Country.  Their works stem from Ngarranggarni (Dreaming) stories, their lives growing up and working on cattle stations across the East Kimberley and early colonial histories. Their works are testimony to their strong connection to Country, in all its forms. Established and celebrated artists Churchill, Patrick, Betty and Mabel also play important roles within the community, teaching and passing down knowledge to future generations.

These textural and sensory works, painted in natural ochres, highlight the strong and continuing connections that exist between artist and Country. 

2014 Arnhem Land: Bark paintings, hollow logs and works on canvas

Arnhem Land
4 - 22 February 2014

Featuring works from Yirrkala, Maningrida, Ramingining, and Milingimbi, NT.