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MAVIS NGALLAMETTA THREE PAINTINGS


MAVIS NGALLAMETTA THREE PAINTINGS Opening: Thursday 27 June 2013 6-8pm Exhibition: 27 June - 20 July 2013

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Mavis Ngallametta, Flying to Kendall #1, 2013, ochres and acrylic binder on canvas, 200 x 275 cm


Š Martin Browne Contemporary Š All images copyright Mavis Ngallametta This catalogue is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission. COMPILER: Hilary Perrett Cover Image: Flying to Kendall #1, 2013, ochres and acrylic binder on canvas, 200 x 275 cm


LIST OF WORKS

Flying to Kendall #1, 2013, ochres and acrylic binder on canvas, 200 x 275 cm Flying to Kendall #2, 2013, ochres and acrylic binder on canvas, 150.5 x 275.5 cm Ikalath #9, 2013, ochres and acrylic binder on canvas, 297.5 x 202 cm


Flying to Kendall #1, 2013, ochres and acrylic binder on canvas, 200 x 275 cm


Flying to Kendall #2, 2013, ochres and acrylic binder on canvas, 150.5 x 275.5 cm


Ikalath #9, 2013, ochres and acrylic binder on canvas, 297.5 x 202 cm


MAVIS NGALLAMETTA Born 10 August 1944 PROFILE Mavis Ngallametta is the leading elder of the women painters and weavers working in Aurukun. As a young girl, Mavis was taught by her elders the traditional methods of weaving and basketry using cabbage palm and pandanus. She grew up in the missionary dormitories but was able to maintain close links with her family and is known in the community as a strong cultural woman. She was granted the Community Arts Achievement Award in 2004 for her contribution to the school and community where she teaches the children traditional crafts. Mavis has exhibited extensively and has facilitated weaving workshops as well as performed traditional dancing and singing throughout Australia. Mavis began painting in 2008, after a workshop at the Wik and Kugu Art and Craft Centre facilitated by Gina Allain with whom she continues to work alongside as a mentor for the Creative Livelihoods Project. She has been developing her own original artistic style, reminiscent of the Abstract Expressionists. Her paintings are based on community life and country and she uses traditional clays and ochres as well as bright acrylics. SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2013 2012

Three Paintings, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney Ikalath, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010

CIAF Curators Exhibition, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns Echo of the Land, Aptos Cruz Gallery, Stirling The Long Tide, Contemporary Ghostnet Art, Artisan, Brisbane Aurukun New Paintings and Sculptures, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns Before Time Today: Reinventing Tradition in Aboriginal Art from Aurukun, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane Ach Umpan, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns The Women Show, Annual Aboriginal Women artists, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne Selected Recent Acquisitions, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane Aurukun Artist, Aptos Cruz Gallery, Adelaide


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (CONTINUED) 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2007 2006 2005-07 2005 2005

Aurukun Artists, Canopy Art Space, Cairns Aurukun Artists: Yuk Wiy Min (Wood and Other Things), Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane Aurukun Sculptures, Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery, Melbourne I’Nageen; Sculptures and Painting from Aurukun, Cooe Aboriginal Gallery, Sydney Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns Aurukun Artists: Wiy min yumpan ngamp (We made all this), Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane From Cape to Cove, The Holmes à Court Gallery, Perth Puulway: Wik And Kugu Totems Cotemporary Australian Sculpture from Aurukun, Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery, Melbourne Aurukun: Fibre Works, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane Woven Forms: Contemporary Basket Making in Australia, Travelling Exhibition, Object Gallery, Sydney; FORM, Perth; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria; Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, New South Wales; Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree; Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston; FORM Gallery, Port Headland, Perth; Tucker Regional Art Gallery, Townsville; Gladstone Regional Art Gallery, Queensland; Museum of Brisbane, Queensland; and the JamFactory, Adelaide The Woven Purpose, Craft Queensland, Brisbane Pattern Recognition: Contemporary Australasian Object Making, Travelling Exhibition, Craft Queensland, Brisbane; Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland; Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Queensland; Object Gallery, Sydney

AWARDS 2004

Community Arts Achievement Award, Western Cape College, Weipa, Queensland

COLLECTIONS Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Griffith University, Brisbane National Gallery of Australia, Canberra The University of Queensland, Brisbane The Pat Corrigan Collection Various Private Collections


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Mavis Ngallametta | Three Paintings | 27 June - 20 July | Martin Browne Contemporary