2018 Christmas Exhibition

Iwantja, Mimili Maku, Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, Kitty Kantilla, Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, Jilamara Arts, Waringarri Arts, Maningrida Arts and Culture, Kayili, Hermannsburg
5 - 20 December 2018

Celebrating our end of year exhibition with a selection of highlights from the stockroom.

2018 Artists of Wanarn

Warakurna Artists
3 November - 1 December 2018

Held in association with Warakurna Artists and Kayili Artists, Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia.

2018 Myrtle Pennington | Spinifex

Spinifex Arts Project
4 - 27 October 2018

A solo exhibition presented by Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney in association with Spinifex Arts Project, Tjuntjuntjara Community, WA.

Myrtle was born c.1939 in the vicinity of a rock hole called Kanpa in central Spinifex. The rock hole itself is a point along a highly sensitive senior Men's tjukurpa which Myrtle would not have seen or drawn water from. 

Myrtle came into the Spinifex Arts Project through Women’s collaborative art. She was mostly an occasional painter until the past decade when almost overnight she developed a most striking, minimal style with bold symbols that leap out against a vividly plain background. Myrtle continues to paint regularly, seemingly unaected by others styles evolving around her.

2018 Djang in Fibre: From Bim to Form

Maningrida Arts and Culture
30 August - 29 September 2018

An exhibition of woven sculptures from Maningrida by artists Anniebell Marrngamarrnga, Seborna Namarnyilk, Yolanda Rostron, Frewa Bardaluna, Samantha Malkudja, Lulu Laradjbi, and Vera Cameron, held in association with Maningrida Arts and Culture, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

view the exhibition catalogue

2018 Tjala Arts: new works by senior artists

Tjala Arts
25 July - 18 August 2018

New works presented in association with Tjala Arts, Amata, SA

2018 Sculptures by Yarrenyty Arltere Artists & Yvonne Koolmatrie

Yvonne Koolmatrie, Yarrenyty Arltere Artists
4 - 21 July 2018

Aboriginal & Pacific Art presents new sculptural works commissioned for the 21st Biennale of Sydney. Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, from Larapinta Valley Town Camp in Alice Springs, presents a suite of soft sculptures made with bush dyed woollen blankets, embellished with wool and feathers, on metal stands. South Australian Ngarrindjerri master weaver, Yvonne Koolmatrie, presents a series of burial baskets using woven sedge rushes. 

2018 TIMOTHY COOK - Yingarti Japara (All the Moons)

Timothy Cook
7 - 30 June 2018

All the moons are here, past and present, like our ancestors.

They exist. I can talk to them like they are here now.

Japara know also as the moon man, went to live on the moon when

Tiwi people were immortalised after dreamtime.

I can see Japara in the sky and in the sea too when there is a reflection.

2018 Tjungungku Tjukurpa Kunpu Rawangku Kanyinytjaku: Together We Are Protecting Our Stories

Tjungu Palya
10 May - 2 June 2018

Held in association with Tjungu Palya, Nyapari, South Australia.

Tjungu Palya is an Aboriginal owned and governed art enterprise. It has grown to be a dynamic and innovative community art centre. Tjungu Palya translates as 'Good Together' and refers to collaboration between the homelands. The art centre plays a vital economic role in the future sustainability of these small communities. 

Tjungu Palya is based in Nyapari, about 100kms south of Uluru. Nyapari is set at the base of the majestic Mann Ranges in the heart of the country traditionally owned by the Pitjantjatjara people.

2018 Ngayuku: Belonging

Papunya Tjupi Arts
12 April - 4 May 2018

Aboriginal & Pacific Art is pleased to present for the first time an exhibition of new works from Papunya Tjupi Arts, Papunya, Northern Territory.

The exhibition includes works by Tilau Nangala, Charlotte Phillipus, Doris Bush, Maureen Poulson, Mona Nangala, Watson Corby and Candy Nelson.

2018 Four Senior Men: One Strong Story

Kaltjiti Arts, Iwantja
10 - 31 March 2018

Tjilpi kutjara-kutjara: Tjukurpa kunpu Kutju: Four Senior Men: One Strong Story

Aboriginal & Pacific Art presents the work of four senior men from the APY Lands, Witjiti George, Peter Mungkuri, Taylor Cooper and Alec Baker.

Held in association with Kaltjiti Arts, Kaltjiti (Fregon), SA and Iwantja, Indulkana, SA.

2018 Special Collection Prints

Ninuku Arts, Warlukurlangu Artists, Kitty Kantilla, Jilamara Arts
10 February - 3 March 2018

Harry Tjutjuna's new suite of etchings has come about from collaboration with master printer, Basil Hall. In 2014 Hall ran a workshop at Kalka, SA, where senior painter Harry Tjutjuna painted up acetate sheets with his signature circle designs. From those plates, a series of prints has been created this year with combinations of his designs using various colours and techniques.

The 'Fire and Water Suite' 2003 is an important set of 12 etchings created in 2003 at Warlukurlangu art centre at Yuendumu, NT with printers from Northern Editions. The etchings were created on zinc plates by some of Yuendumu's most significant artists and returned for processing by master printers in Darwin. 50 Suite editions were officially launched late October 2003.

The etchings have been inspired by stories of the Rain Creation Being and the Warlpiri Fire Ceremony, with ancestral symbols of lightning, rain, bushfires, waterholes and desert soaks.

Also featured are important early etchings from late Freda Warlapinni and the late Kitty Kantilla, Jilamara, NT.