Shirley Macnamara: Grounded - Art Collector

Shirley Macnamara, Guutu - Vessels, 2013. Twined spinifex, natural ochre, resin, bone and synthetic polymer fixative, 34 x 34 x 13cm. Courtesy: the artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

Grounded is Shirley Macnamara's debut solo exhibition, which showcases new sculptures in spinifex and other naturally found organic materials. Macnamara holds close ties to her traditional bush country and favours using natural and found materials including ochre and spinifex to create objects such as guutu (vessels) and baskets. For Macnamara, spinifex signifies the strength and resilience of her people as well as reflecting her country. Her spinifex creations are often drawn from personal experience and memories and by the conditions of her changing environment.

Exhibition opens: 6pm Friday 8 November 2013
Exhibition closes: 16 November 2013
Location: Alcaston Gallery, 11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Contact: 03 9418 6444

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