Sung into Being: Aboriginal Masterworks 1984-1994
SUNG INTO BEING
ABORIGINAL MASTERWORKS 1984-94
FROM THE JANET HOLMES À COURT COLLECTION
There will be an Auslan interpreted tour of the exhibition on
Sunday, 30 July at 3pm.
The meeting place for the tour is the QAG Melbourne Street Information Desk.
22 JUL 2017 – 22 OCT 2017
QAG | GALLERY 4 | FREE
'Sung into Being: Aboriginal Masterworks 1984–94' features more than 100 works from a period when Aboriginal art began to be more widely shown and appreciated in Australia as fine art. It draws together work by major artists from the Maningrida region in central Arnhem Land, N.T. and the Kimberley, W.A., who were at the forefront of this intensely productive moment of art-making.
Among the highlights are paintings by Rover Thomas (c.1926–98), and works on bark and canvas by Jack Wunuwun (1930–91) and John Bulunbulun (1946–2010) that present visual records of their clan manikay (song cycles).
The Perth-based Holmes à Court family collected extensively and secured a vital artistic legacy by developing focussed holdings from individuals and artist groups in this period. Works in 'Sung into Being' are predominantly from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection, joined by works from QAGOMA and the National Gallery of Australia.
Where: Queensland Art Gallery, Stanley Pl, South Brisbane
When: Sunday, 30 July 2017
Time: From 3pm
For more information please visit: https://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/sung