Monday, April 20, 2015

Revealed 2015..




Aboriginal painting is 'not mere illustration , but real-time communion with ancestral relations and their sacred geographies'. I was invited to visit 'Revealed', an exhibition and marketplace 'showing and linking emerging Aboriginal artists and arts centres from across WA with audiences and opportunities in Perth'. Launched in 2008 this biennial event is growing each time and it was excellent yesterday to see the 'marketplace' event in the cultural centre teeming with fabulous art and appreciative buyers!


Over at Gallery Central it was a little quieter, allowing for a more detailed study of these amazing art works. The three dimensional aspect in the piece in the first shot depicting freshwater mussels collected from billabongs and rivers was fabulously mesmerizing.


Aboriginal artwork is unique in so many ways, bringing families, 'grandmothers, mothers, aunties and children together to paint and share laughter and stories'. 


I heard Aboriginal art once described as 'history, written by the people'.. it sounds right! The 'Revealed' exhibition will be showing at Gallery Central until the 9th of May, so worth a visit if you happen to be in Perth.. Can't believe the weekend is overs already, Perth you're exhausting me :) Happy Monday, take care and stay safe...p.s. I told you it was special!


37 comments:

  1. I visited an aboriginal painting exhibition last time I was in Lodon, and found this art very beautiful deep and strong .

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  2. I do wish I were there!! Such beautiful and amazing art work!! Thanks so much for sharing, Grace!! Have a great new week!! I can't believe our weekend is nearly over, too!!!

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    1. The Revealed 2015 - Exhibition is still on - so you still have a chance to view the art in the upcoming weeks.
      18 April – 9 May 2015
      Open Mon to Fri 10-4.45 and Sat 12-4pm
      Gallery Central, Central Institute of Technology, 12 Aberdeen St, Northbridge
      www.revealed.net.au

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  3. I especially like the one on top....I am pleased to see production sof contemporary Aboriginal art. I knew traditional paintings... Great pictures... It's always a pleasure to see your photos... It's a kind of fresh air for me...

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  4. Thrilling Art, G!



    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  5. Wonderful art. Thanks for posting.

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  6. Wow! That first and third photos of three dimensional art are amazing. Wish I could see the whole show.

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  7. The sixth one is my favorite. I couldn't look at the first one very long--felt like I was having a seizure!

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  8. Such vibrant an colorful works!

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  9. I love the aboriginal art! I wish I were in this gallery...Arianna

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  10. I really like both of the B&W ones, Grace. What a fabulous show!

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  11. This collation has vivdi and vibrant colors that seem to have a particular strong style. I would be tempted to make a few purchases!

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  12. should be "collection"--hate it when the spelling is automatically turned into a word that makes NO SENSE in context.

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  13. really unique exposition... great to see it...

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  14. Interesting and also very nice posting of beautiful art.

    We had a sunny SUNday today!

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  15. I like the Aboriginal art and this is very nice again. The word Billabong sounds so funny to me, don't know why, but we used it many times for fun when we got back home from a visit to Australia a few years ago. We even bought a T-shirt with the word on it.

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  16. Wow, I'm blown away. This is spectacular. I so wish I was there to see it in person but, your photos will have to sustain me. That top photo is so visually appealing and I love the landscape painting also.

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  17. Looks like a great show. Wonderful artwork.

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  18. Grace, this is great stuff. That first work is staggering. It reminded me of pop art from the 70s and 80s.

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  19. They take some examination - not at all part of my tradition. The two black and whites, however, could have been made in San Francisco in the late 60s.

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  20. I rather like aboriginal art. The fifth painting down (the landscape with the tree) especially appeals to me, I suppose because it's a little different from the more usual abstract paintings.

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  21. Beautiful pictorial stories of a culture rich in history Grace.

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  22. Those two black and white ones make my eyes spin ! I love 'em.

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  23. This Aboriginal art is stunning! Wish I could see this show in person.

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  24. I love Aboriginal art, such beautiful works, prefectly photographed !
    The 3rd photo is special, Grace !

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  25. This is a fantastic exhibit. I amazed at the rich, saturated colors. Great photos, too. Especially the one with the redhead - it blends in perfectly!

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  26. Beautiful art, Grace, so sad we had to leave... but thanks to you we´re still there a tad... :-)

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  27. Great stuff, the first picture make me dizzy. That girl with red hair, WOW! Tom The backroads Traveller

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  28. Fascinating art! Beautifully captured!

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  29. Fantastic artwork Grace, I love the messages in them. I was lucky enough to travel to Broome some time ago to photograph an Aboringine artist with his work, it was a great couple of days..

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  30. Fabulous art. I recall when I lived in Sydney a zillion years ago now, Aborignal art and artists were really struggling for recognition in the main stream art world.

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  31. It's quite interesting and really new. I also think that this kind of works are a bit overvalued, like almost everything about art nowadays...

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  32. I love these works. The colors and designs are fantastic!

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  33. I really like most of these. Glad you've shown us, Grace.

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  34. I love the colours and designs of Aboriginal art.

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  35. Now recognized all over the world, Aboriginal communities all over the country share their history and culture through Aboriginal Art to anyone who is interested.

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