Group exhibition: My Island Home - Art Collector

Kaiadilt Womens Collaborative, Dulka Warngiid, 2014. Watercolour, ink and pencil on paper, 114 x 364cm. Courtesy: the artist & Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

Alcaston Gallery presents new pencil, ink and watercolour paintings on paper, and handcrafted felt wall hangings from recent experimental and enormously successful projects from Mornington Island Art.

In 2OO5 the Kaiadilt Bentinck Island women joined the Lardil artists at Mornington Island, resulting in one of the most exciting art movements in Australia today.

Drawing inspiration from their colourful tropical landscapes, the artists have created unique and distinctive depictions of their island homes in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The paintings and felts evoke the essence of Queensland, portraying the seascapes, mangrove swamps and reefs of Bentinck and Mornington Islands.

With soft, delicate colours, these beautiful watercolours paintings express the artists’ stories of land, life and kinship. The strong, luminous palette and tactile quality of the felt artworks mark a powerful new representation of country.

Exhibition opens: 2-4pm Saturday 5 September 2015
Exhibition closes: 18 September 2015
Location: Alcaston Gallery, 11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Contact: 03 9418 6444

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