Elizabeth Nyumi - Parwalla - 2012 - 180x150cm - Warlayirti Artists (detail)

Gestuelles - the art of transmission by Aboriginal desert women

April 16 to May 17, 2013
Alliance Française Eildon Gallery, 51 Grey Street, St Kilda 3182.

Tel: 9525 3463

Interview of Solenne Ducos-Lamotte, IDAIA’s Founder and Director by Christophe Mallet, SBS Radio. Click here

Curated by
IDAIA - International Development for Australian Indigenous Art and supported by the Embassy of France in Australia, the travelling exhibition celebrates France’s role in the development and recognition of Australian Indigenous art, and the role of Aboriginal women artists. This exhibition explores women’s painting and their gestures relating to transmission, from younger emerging artists to senior painters like international star Judy Napangardi Watson. Gestuelles 

Opening program 

Tuesday 16 April 2013 from 6.30pm to 8.00pm – open to all
-    7.00pm  Master of ceremony – Gilbert Ducasse, President of AF Melbourne
-    7.05pm – Welcome to the Country – Aunty Carolyn Briggs, Senior Boonwurrung Elder
-    7.10pm – The Hon. Michael Danby, Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts and Federal Member for Melbourne Ports
-    7.15pm – Official Opening by Mrs Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie, Honorary Consul of France in Melbourne
-    7.20pm – Mrs Solenne Ducos-Lamotte, Director of IDAIA and Aboriginal art Expert

Exhibition guided tour program:

Wednesday 17 April 2013
Public Tours (90 mins approx) including general introduction & floor talk focusing on some highlights of the exhibition by Solenne Ducos-Lamotte, Director of IDAIA and Aboriginal Art Expert:


Sypnosis
Gestuelles presents works of Aboriginal women painters from desert communities where the emergence of acrylic painting and the understanding of women’s role have significantly been encouraged by two prominent French women anthropologists : Françoise Dussart in Yuendumu and Barbara Glowczeski in Balgo Hills.
The strong, historical links between France and Aboriginal art offer a rich and fertile background – from the research and writing works of French ethnologists and anthropologists, their interventions in Aboriginal art communities, to the development of important public Aboriginal art collections in France and the exceptional Australian Indigenous Art Commission at the Musée du quai Branly in Paris.
Originating from two historical Aboriginal art centres, Warlukurlangu Artists in Yuendumu – NT and Warlayirti Artists in Balgo Hills – WA, the body of works explores women’s painting and their gestures relating to transmission, from younger emerging artists to senior painters like international star Judy Napangardi Watson.


Context
Gestuelles has toured across Australia. It was first presented at the Alliance Française in Canberra, from 23 May to 15 June 2012, then was hosted by the Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour from 20 June to 18 July 2012 as well as by the Alliance Française de Brisbane from 7 November to 8 December 2012. It was also included in the light of a landmark exhibition to be hosted by the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris from 9 October 2012 to 20 January 2013: Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art (‘Aux sources de la peinture Aborigène’). 

The Melbourne exhibition will be exceptional, gathering spectacular works by leading artists such as a monumental artwork by Elizabeth Nyumi, which was exhibited in WaterMark - The Signature of Life in Hong Kong in 2012 (exhibition curated by IDAIA) and a unique selection of inspiring artworks by Judy Napangardi Watson and Dorothy Napangardi.


Curator
Since its creation in 2008, IDAIA - International Development for Australian Indigenous Art has been dedicated to increasing the presence and the appreciation of a quality and ethical Australian Indigenous art among international audiences, through educating, curating, sourcing and facilitating numerous exhibition and acquisition projects.
Examples of latest exhibition projects include: Watermark – The signature of life (2012) in Hong Kong; Lydia Balbal + Strong Women Country (2012) and Beyond the Papunya Dot (2012) in Paris; Papunya Tjupi Artists (2012), Martumili Artists (2012) and Warakurna Artists (2011) in France.
IDAIA’s Founder and Director, Solenne Ducos-Lamotte, was previously Head of the Aboriginal art department at Michael Reid – Caruana & Reid Fine Art in Sydney; she also contributed to the Australian Indigenous Art Commission at the Musée du quai Branly in Paris by organising the Australia-based festivities including major Aboriginal art exhibition “L’Art Aborigène en Fête” at the French Consul-Général’s Residency in Sydney.
 

Publication: exhibition catalogue for sale $10ea.
The exhibition catalogue includes documentation and writings reflecting on the evolution of Aboriginal women's gestures in acrylic painting, highlighting the interventions and achievements of French researchers in this field as well as the presence of Yuendumu and Balgo artists and their works in France.


Entry is Free - all welcome
Current till 17 May:
* Mon-Thur : 9.30am to 8.30pm
* Fri & Sat  : 9.30am to 6.00pm
* Sun : 1.00pm to 6.00pm


   


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