With the bleak weather of winter upon us down south, the vibrant colours of Australia’s red centre might be just the thing to warm us up. A Splash of Colour, upstairs at Salt Contemporary Art, shows a large selection of paintings by the brilliant colourists of the APY Lands, Western Deserts and Utopia.
Works by Kay Baker, Wawiriya Burton, Judy Martin, Pepai Carroll, Tommy Mitchell, Ruby Williamson, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Gloria Petyarre, Emily Pwerle, Galya Pwerle, Barbara Weir and Kukula McDonald are included in the show.
The exhibition features paintings from the arts centres and artists whose works have been selected in recent major public gallery exhibitions and acquisitions, including the Art Gallery of South Australia’s ‘Desert Country’ and the National Gallery of Victoria’s current Felton Bequest acquisitions in the exhibition ‘Living Water’.
A Splash of Colour is presented by McCulloch’s Indigenous Art @ Salt Contemporary, 33 Hesse St, Queenscliff. It is on between 3–19 June, 2011.
Opening drinks: Saturday 11 June, 6 pm.
Curator’s exhibition walk and talk: Sunday 12 June, 3 pm.
Downstairs is an exhibition of paintings by indigenous artist, Claude Carter, whose muted palette contrasts with the brightly coloured paintings upstairs.
You can view all the works online at www.saltcontemporaryart.com