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Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri first made headlin es in 1984, when he and
several family members wa lked out of Western Au stralia’s Gibson Dese rt
a nd made co ntact with white people fo r the first time. No w wo rking with
the celebrated Papu nya Tula Artists, his highly sought-after wo rk s often sell
for around $15,000.
Most recen tly, Warlimpirrnga was on e of eight ar tists selected to represen t
Australia at the prestigious con tempora ry ar t show dOCUMENTA (13), which
w rapped up mid-S eptembe r in German y. H eld on ce ever y five years, the
event attracts as many as 750,000 people, including international collectors,
gallerists, cu rato rs an d press.
His works are held in collections at the National Galler y of Victoria and the
Musee D u Q uai Branly in Paris.
For more informa tion, visit papunyatula.com.a u .
Local artists achieving on the international stage
Brendan van Hek, best known for his neon works, appeared in a recent group show at New York’s C24 Gallery, while local group Australian Centre for
Concrete Art (AC4CA) went on show at FABRICculture in Basel, Switzerland. Aboriginal artists at Warburton Arts Project are showing in China next
year, following a su ccessful tou r there in 2011. Printmaker Magali Dincher takes up a three-week residen cy at ‘Ace in A rgen tin a in S eptember, an d emerging
artist Caitlin Yardley is undertaking a residency with London arts organisation Acme from September to October.
Acrylic on linen, 183 x 153 cm, 2004,
copyright Papunya Tula Artists
Portrait by Greg Weight
No Vacancy, by Michelle Nikou, (2010). Photograph Paul Greenaway.
Wome n artists are in the spotlight this season, with Lawre nce
Wilson Art Gallery launching an exhibition of works from the
Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art. We ask John Cruthers – an
art consultant whose parents founded the collection – about the
challenges facing women artists.
“ Women feature very sporadically in the reco rd of Austra lian ar t histo r y,
but that’s not something unique to us. All around the world, since about
1970, there has been a push to wo rk out why this is... Feminism isn’t popular
with man y you nger wo men ar tists today. B ut statistics show me n are still
purchased at a higher rate by mu seu ms, a nd they ten d to receive mo re
grants and recognition. It’s partly a historical hangover, and it’s partly the
sheer fact that a lot of things happen throu gh friendship n etwo rk s and
professional colleagues. Men often prefer to promote and suppor t men.”
Lawre nce Wilson A rt Galle ry: Look. Look Again (exhibition), Octobe r
19-Dece mb er 15; Are we the re yet? (symposium), Octobe r 20-21 .
WA ARTISTS HONOURED
Painter Ben Joel and sculptor Anne Neil (both above) have won
Lifetime Achievemen t Awards from indu stry body Artso u rce. “ B en
Joel has infl uen ced cou ntless painters thro ugh his exemplar y teaching
and art practice, while Anne Neil’s work can be enjoyed by anyone moving
down St Geo rge’s Terrace o r driving on o u r freeways and highways,” says
Artso u rce executive director Jude van der Mer we.
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