Hector Burton: Painting on Paper - Art Collector

Hector Burton, Anumara Tjukurpa, 2015. Synthetic polymer paint, ink and gouache on watercolour paper, 170 x 154cm. Courtesy: the artists and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

Alcaston presents an exhibition of new paintings on paper by senior artist and Amata elder Hector Burton.

Since his introduction to paint and canvas in 2003, Burton has developed a highly sophisticated and contemporary aesthetic through which he depicts traditional tjukurpa and ngura, honouring and celebrating his sacred cultural heritage. This exhibition sees the artist experiment with a new medium of painting on paper.

This body of work demonstrates Burton’s dynamic mark-making and gestural lines, paired back into powerful monochromatic compositions, and resulting in striking imagery that is simultaneously traditional and highly contemporary.

In the past two years Hector Burton has enjoyed great success and recognition. In 2013 Burton was winner of the Roi Art Prize, Melbourne, and in 2014 was the honoured recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts’ prestigious Red Ochre Award for outstanding contributions to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, both nationally and internationally.

His artworks feature in major institutions and collections including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, the Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Airport Corporation and major private collections.

Exhibition opens: 2-4pm Saturday 13 June 2015
Exhibition closes: 10 July 2015
Location: Alcaston Gallery, 11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Contact: 03 9418 6444
Email: art@alcastongallery.com.au

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