Gestuelles - The art of transmission by Aboriginal desert women
Posted: 04 Jul 2012
The opening of Gestuelles in Sydney corresponds to the launch of the official exhibition's catalogue which includes essays by renown anthropologist Françoise Dussart and IDAIA's (International Development for Australian Indigenous Art) curatorial team.
Celebrating France’s role in the development and recognition of Australian Indigenous art, the exhibition Gestuelles - The art of transmission by Aboriginal desert women 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 prominent French women anthropologists.
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, and offers to reflect on their struggle between individuality and collective pressures.
On the occasion of the touring of Gestuelles - The art of transmission by Aboriginal desert women in Sydney, IDAIA is pleased to present a series of educational events.
Public Floor Talk (free): Tuesday, 17 July at 7pm
Limited number of participants. Please book at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour, 100 Murray Street, Darling Harbour 2000, NSW
Exhibition runs Wednesday 20 June - Wednesday 18 July 2012