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murr-ma* Entdecken Sie die Kunst der Aborigines & australische zeitgenössische Kunst * durch das Wasser laufen und dabei mit den Füssen suchen

Die Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay Kunstgalerie wird Murr-ma in Berlin im September & Oktober 2012 präsentieren. Murr-ma, dies ist eine herausragende Ausstellung von Arbeiten der zur Zeit meist beachtesten und aufstrebenden aborigine und australischen Künstlern. Das Thema von Murr-ma – “sanftes Gefühl des Suchens nach Muscheln mit den Füssen im niedrigen Wasser von Strömen und Flüssen” – spiegelt die visuelle Behandlung der Themen der australischen zeitgenössischen Kunst wider. Die Künstler interpretieren Stamm und Individualität mittels einer Vielzahl von Techniken – vom traditionellen Ölgemälde bis hin zu Skulpturen und Fotografie – und bieten unterschiedliche Darstellungen des Landes als Topografie, Symbol des nationalen Charakters sowie als Teil der Kosmologie eines Volkes. Über die Ausstellung hinaus werden ausgewählte Kunstwerke auch auf der Kunstmesse Preview Berlin Mitte September präsentiert werden.

murr-ma* Uncovering Aboriginal & Australian Contemporary Art * to walk through water searching with your feet

In Berlin throughout September & October the Sydney gallery Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay will be holding Murr-ma, a significant exhibition of work by some of today’s most important established and emerging Aboriginal and Australian artists. The Theme of Murr-ma - ‘gently feeling the way with one’s feet to search for shellfish at low tide in streams and mud flats’ - reflects the exhibition’s visual discussion of the concerns of Australian contemporary art. Through a variety of techniques - from traditional oil painting to sculpture and photography - the artists offer interpretations of clan and individual identity and different depictions of the Land as topography, a symbol of national character and part of the cosmology of a people. In addition to the exhibition, the gallery will also be attending the art fair Preview Berlin, held in mid September.


Jason Benjamin Adam Cullen Julie Dowling Marian Drew Linde Ivimey Amanda Marburg Joseph McGlennon Catherine Nelson Deborah Paauwe Papunya Tula Artists Chris Pease Nathan Taylor Christian Thompson Freddie Timms Dick Watkins Regina Pilawuk Wilson


Jason Benjamin

Music, 2012 oil on linen 180.0 x 120.0 cm


Waiting for Godot, 2012 oil on linen 120.0 x 120.0 cm


Adam Cullen

Windmill Contractor, 2003 acrylic on canvas 183.0 x 183.0 cm


Mega Mammal, 2011 acrylic on canvas 155.0 x 152.0 cm


Julie Dowling


The Wood Cutter, 2010 oil, acrylic and plastic on canvas 120.0 x 80.0 cm


Julie Dowling

The Secret Wife, 2012 oil on canvas 90.0 x 122.0 cm


The King, 2010 oil on canvas 91.0 x 76.0 cm


Marian Drew

Lorikeet with Green Cloth, 2006 archival pigments on cotton paper, edn. 2/5 110.0 x 137.5 cm printed 2012


Wombat with Watermelon, 2005 archival pigments on cotton paper, edn. 2/5 110.0 x 137.0 cm printed 2012


Linde Ivimey

Fassway, 2009 steel, acrylic resin, earth, cotton, natural fibre, bat wing coral seeds, quandong seeds, cast and natural bone and tooth, artificial eye 98.0 x 45.0 x 30.0 cm


Bickerton, 2012 steel, acrylic resin, dyed cotton, natural fibre, Titanium oxide, cast and natural bone 77.0 x 25.0 x 15.0 cm


Amanda Marburg

Missy, Eyrn and Veronica, 2012 oil on linen 66.0 x 92.0 cm


Veronica and Julia, 2012 oil on linen 66.0 x 92.0 cm


Joseph McGlennon

Kangaroo Study Number 4, 2011 giclee digital print on archival Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper, edn A/P 138.0 x 138.0 cm


Kangaroo Study Number 7, 2011 giclee digital print on archival Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper, edn A/P 138.0 x 138.0 cm


Catherine Nelson

Fish Pond, 2012 pigment print from digital photograph, edn 1/7 150.0 x 150.0 cm


Danube Dusk, 2012 pigment print from digital photograph, edn 1/7 150.0 x 150.0 cm


Deborah Paauwe

Blue Curtain, 2007 type C photograph, edn 4/6 75.0 x 75.0 cm


Unseen Hands, 2007 type C photograph, edn 2/6 75.0 x 75.0 cm


Papunya Tula Artists

Nyilyari Tjapangati Salt Lake site of Wilkinkarr, 2011 acrylic on linen 107.0 x 91.0 cm Papunya Tula NT, cat#NT11050447


Ronnie Tjampitjinpa Untitled (Tingari ceremonies), 2009 acrylic on linen 122.0 x 91.0 cm Papunya Tula NT, cat#RT0911103


Papunya Tula Artists

Ray James Tjangala Water Site of Yunala, 2007 acrylic on linen 183.0 x 153.0 cm Papunya Tula, NT, cat#RJ0711058


Ningura Napurrula Untitled (Wirrulnga rockhole), 2009 acrylic on linen 122.0 x 122.0 cm Papunya Tula, NT, cat#NN0908029


Papunya Tula Artists

Johnny Yungut Tjupurrula Water site of Ngaminya, 2011 acrylic on linen 122.0 x 91.0 cm Papunya Tula NT, cat#JY1104134


George Tjungurrayi Untitled (Mamultjulkulnga Claypan), 2010 acrylic on linen 122.0 x 122.0 cm Papunya Tula NT, cat#GT1011082


Papunya Tula Artists


Kawayi Namptjinpa Untitled (Pinpirrnga rockhole), 2007 acrylic on linen 153.0 x 122.0 cm Papunya Tula, NT, cat #KN0708129


Chris Pease


Karla-Mia (Dwelling Place), 2012 oil on linen 182.0 x 118.0 cm


Nathan Taylor


Value of Suffering, 2011 acrylic on board 50.0 x 100.0 cm


Christian Thompson


Danger Will Come, 2012 type C print on Fuji Pearl Metallic paper 100.0 x 100.0 cm


Freddie Timms

Top Fish Hole, 2007 natural earth pigments and acrylic binder on linen 130.0 x 122.0 cm Jirrawun Arts, WA, cat#FT20002252


Barramundi Hole, 2008 ochres and pigments with acrylic binder on Belgian linen 80.0 x 200.0 cm (diptych) Jirrawun Arts, WA, cat#FT200801291


Dick Watkins

French Twist, 2009 acrylic on canvas 213.0 x 152.0 cm


Trump Tower, 2009 acrylic on canvas 183.0 x 183.0 cm


Regina Pilawuk Wilson

Syaw (Fish net), 2010 acrylic on linen 120.0 x 200.0 cm Durrmu Arts, NT, cat#542


Syaw (Fish net), 2007 acrylic on linen 120.0 x 200.0 cm Durrmu Arts, NT, cat#374


Regina Pilawuk Wilson


Wargardi (Dilly Bag), 2010 acrylic on canvas 200.0 x 200.0 cm Durrmu Arts, NT, cat#567


Halle am Wasser Invalidenstrasse 50/51 10557 Berlin 8 September - 28 October 2012

Preview Berlin stand 44 Airport Berlin Tempelhof Hangar 2 Columbiadamm 10 D-12101 Berlin 13 - 16 September 2012 previewberlin.de

Michael Reid + 61 0439 77 66 55 michaelreid@michaelreid.com.au michaelreid.com.au


Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay 44 Roslyn Gardens Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011 Australia +61 2 8353 3500 +61 0439 77 66 55 michaelreid@michaelreid.com.au www.michaelreid.com.au

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murr-ma: Uncovering Aboriginal & Australian contemporary art  

Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay Berlin, 2012

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Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay Berlin, 2012

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