Karen Mills: North - Art Collector

Karen Mills, Untitled, 2016. Dry pigment and ochre on linen, 122 x 137cm. Courtesy: the artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

Painted in hand-made natural dry pigments and ochres, this new body of work was inspired by the landscape of far north South Australia, explored by the artist during a road trip in late 2015. Mills' ethereal paintings illustrate intimate observations of her landscape, and the rich history of Indigenous culture pre-colonisation, often hidden beneath layers of sediment formed over thousands of years. “The paintings are about the landscape of the ancient alluvial plains, saltbush & salt lake country near Woomera from my observations on a road trip through the far north of South Australia.”

Karen Mills' artwork has been featured in exhibitions nationally and internationally, and is held in private collections around the world. In 2015 Mills’ work was curated into the inaugural and highly successful Tarnanthi - Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, curated by Nici Cumpston and held at the Art Gallery of South Australia, SA. Mills has participated in major group exhibitions including ArtMart Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, NT, and Cérémonie Aborigéne: Art Aborigéne Contemporain, Antibes, France.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Nici Cumpston, curator of Indigenous Art, Art Gallery of South Australia & acclaimed Director of Tarnanthi Festival.

Exhibition opens: 2-4pm Saturday 7 May 2016
Exhibition closes: 25 May 2016
Location: Alcaston Gallery, 11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Contact: 03 9418 6444
Email: art@alcastongallery.com.au

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