Wild Nature in Contemporary Australian Art and Craft

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  • Location: Tewantin, Tewantin 4565 Queensland

Noosa Regional Art gallery
Opens Saturday 23rd July at 2pm - Public Invited

WILD NATURE IN CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN ART AND CRAFT is a national touring exhibition which includes works by forty three leading artists in a range of media - ceramics, textiles, bark-painting, wood carving, sculpture, painting, works on paper, glass, metal and mixed media. The exhibition is a lyrical evocation of beauty and meaning in Australian wild nature - a making visible through art of what is there beyond the city limits.

Wild Nature celebrates the distinctive beauty and diversity of Australia's native flora and fauna and brings together a range of indigenous and non-indigenous artists whose works touch either implicitly or explicitly on crucial themes - regional bio-diversity, endangered species, ecological sustainability, cultural reconciliation and national identity. Approximately half the exhibition content will be by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, including artists from the Arnhem Land, far north Queensland, Torres Straits, Central Desert and Tasmania.

The 43 outstanding artists include Julie Blyfield (SA), Fiona Foley (Qld), the late Emily Kngwarreye (Utopia, NT), Lucy Kunoth Kngwarreye (Utopia, NT), Rosella Namok (Lockhart River, Qld), Ada Bird Petyarre (Utopia, NT), and Hossein Valamanesh (SA).

Wild Nature was conceived and developed by guest curator Margot Osborne for JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide. Development of this exhibition was assisted by a grant from the Visual Arts Craft Board of the Australia Council. A national tour has been made possible by funding from Visions of Australia and the Gordon Darling Foundation.

A day of outdoor art activities, food and fun for young and old.

Images to the Right as follows:

1. 'Dingo' 2002
cast bronze, Craig Koomeeta

2. 'Freshwater Crocodile' 2002
cast bronze, Craig Koomeeta

3. shark is denis Nona Sugu Baw Thui (seven Stars) 2001
Linocut Kaidarral on paper, limited edition of 85

4. Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Untitled - My Country c 1994 acrylic on canvas 114 x 95 cm
collection of Flinders University Art Museum

• For further information, please contact :
Margo Miranda on 5449 5370
fax : 54490905; email : ga@noosa.qld.gov.au
Gallery website address : www.noosaregionalgallery.org


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