'Squared Up' Exhibition: 12 May - 4 June 2017 at Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park, South Australia
Square artworks in various media by members of the Red House Group Inc, including two of my digitally printed cushions! (They're square, of course!)
This half gallery exhibition features artwork in various media by members of the Red House Group Inc. The only requirement for the exhibitors was that all works must be square in format, with the subject matter being of their personal choice.
Why square? So the artwork can be photographed and used in a fundraising calendar Gallery M is producing for 2018. The calendar idea also limited the number of participants to sixty, and there was keen competition amongst members to make sure they got the opportunity to exhibit.
There is certainly a variety of styles on show. 2D work includes paintings in oil, watercolour & acrylic; as well as photography, mixed media and tapestry. 3D work showcases ceramics, porcelain, glass, textiles, timber, mosaics, and jewellery.
The Red House Group is a not for profit, artist managed organisation that was initiated in the early 1990’s. Over 1,500 artists have joined the group since that time, with approximately 300 artists maintaining current membership in any given year. The group manages Gallery M on behalf of the City of Marion.
New members are always welcome. For information about becoming involved with the Red House Group, talk to Gallery M staff, or download the forms from www.gallerym.com.au/red-house-group.php
'1967' Exhibition: 12 May - 4 June 2017 at Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park, South Australia
This exhibition showcases historical information and contemporary Aboriginal art to celebrate the 1967 Referendum anniversary.
This exhibition displays the History SA's travelling display "Vote yes' focusing on the 'Yes' campaign, which succeeded in 1967 in changing the Australian constitution and is remembered as the moment when Indigenous Australians achieved citizenship in their own land. It remembers the people who came together and worked for the 'Yes' vote, and South Australia's contribution.
In collaboration with the University of Adelaide's University Collections team, prominent Aboriginal artists Sadie Singer an Anangu women of Marla Bore in the APY Lands, Lance Chadd ‘Tjyllyungoo’ a Nyoongar man from Bunbury WA, and Cedric Varcoe from the Narangga Ngarrindjeri tribe with strong family connection to Raukkan and Point Pearce, represent the diversity of contemporary Aboriginal art and cultural heritage through acrylic paintings, linocut, and a series of limited edition prints inspired by the south-west corner of Western Australian traditional legends.
The legends were recorded by anthropologist Daisy Bates in the early 1900s as told to her by Nyungar man George Winjan; they helped to preserve cultural traditions for future generations. All three artists are role models to their communities and their works express the teachings and sharing of culture.
Local contemporary Aboriginal artists include Daphne Rickett, Johny Wilson, Elizabeth Close, Sam Gollem and Jacinta Dixon. These artists have a connection to the City of Marion through various projects, art workshops and exhibitions including the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre at Warriparinga.