Pepai Carroll: Many Stories from my Father's Country - Art Collector

Courtesy: the artist & Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

Alcaston Gallery presents new ceramics and paintings by Pepai Carroll in his first solo exhibition, Ngura Tjukurpa Tjuta Ngaranyi Mamaku Ngurangka - Many Stories from my Father’s Country.

Born in Haasts Bluff, Pepai Carroll now lives and works in Ernabella in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, South Australia. He began painting at Ernabella Arts in 2009, after an extensive career in various capacities of community engagement, building fences around Ernabella station, as community Chairperson, and community Constable.

This vibrant and unique selection of ceramics draws intimately from the artist’s father’s country near Kintore in the Northern Territory, and the landscape in which he was raised. Pepai striking aesthetic demonstrates a sheer love of the medium, and a joyful approach to mark-making. His stoneware ceramics depict rich interpretations of culture, and stories from his father’s sand-dune country.

Pepai Carroll has exhibited widely around Australia and in 2014 he was a finalist in the Shepparton Art Museum Indigenous Ceramic Art Award.

Exhibition opens: 2-4pm Saturday 23 May 2015
Exhibition closes: 6 June 2015
Location: Alcaston Gallery, 11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Contact: 03 9418 6444

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