ReDot Fine Art Gallery will be hosting its inaugural exhibition of works from the acclaimed Tiwi Island community, Munupi Arts & Crafts come February 8, next week. Bringing together an exceptional collection that have been meticulously curated over the past 24 months, the exhibition showcases 34 recent works by the community’s emerging talents.
Entitled Kiripapuranjuwi (Skilful Hands), the showcase is a series of modern art based on Indigenous culture by female artists including a mother-daughter pair, Cornelia and Delores. Described as a ‘daring first step’ into the Asian contemporary art scene, the exhibition will take on a refreshing look at artworks using natural ochres combined with synthetic acrylic paints, to represent motifs and sacred designs of the Tiwi Islanders. Inspired by natural earth pigments that have been used for centuries for traditional body painting, it’s use continues to lay as a foundation that is pivotal to the tradition of the Tiwi culture.
Each painting is a representation of the Tiwi Island life. The artists hope that by using the elegant traditional techniques, married with simplistic and fresh modern designs – the works will give the viewer an innate understanding to one of the world’s oldest living, preserved cultured.
The trademarks of the Tiwi artworks are detailed, and powerful dotted oeuvres representing a triumphant strength of the modern Indigenous culture.
The exhibition premieres on Wednesday, 8 February to Saturday, 4 March 2017.
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