Freddy Ken and Ray Ken: Kulata Tjuta - Art Collector

Freddy Ken, Kulata Thuta, 2015. Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 151 x 198cm. Image courtesy:the artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

Alcaston Gallery presents new paintings by Freddy Ken and Ray Ken.

"Ray Ken’s meticulous and controlled lines are a vast contrast to the vibrant and dynamic gestures of colour that Freddy Ken carves into his canvases, however, both artists express a sophisticated knowledge of country and Anangu culture through their paintings. The story of Kulata Tjuta celebrates the importance of the traditional craft of carving spears and the deep connection to those, past and present, who have fought to protect country. Senior men have always taught young men how to make Kulata, this tradition is alive and strong in these colour soaked contemporary paintings."

- Natalie O’Connor, Manager, Tjala Arts

Freddy Ken is an artist from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, South Australia. In 2015 Alcaston Gallery presented Freddy Ken's work at Sydney Contemporary.

Exhibition opens: 2-4pm Saturday 6 February 2016
Exhibition closes: 20 February 2016
Location: Alcaston Gallery, 11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Contact: 03 9418 6444

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