Art of the emu

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.02.09

An extensive and unique collection of work from Aboriginal artist Kudditji Kngwarreye is on display at Burrinja.

Kudditji hails from the Northern Territory's Utopia community. He was one of the first established male artists from the region.

Burrinja Visual Arts Co-ordinator Tilla Buden said the exhibition offered a rare insight into how Kudditji's distinctive style had developed.

"This exhibition brings together a unique retrospective of his significant works from the last 20 years" she said.

Kudditji's older sister was the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

Burrinja Visual Arts Co-ordinator Tilla Buden thanks Hank Ebes for his involvement:

Ms Buden thanked Hank Ebes and Neil McLeod for loaning Burrinja the works.

“And allowing us to share this artist’s beautiful work and story with the hills community,” she said.

Mr Ebes will officially open the exhibition at 7pm on Friday 13 February.

The art collector and gallery owner helped establish the Aboriginal art movement and has collected over 11,000 Aboriginal art works since the 1970s.

The Kudditji Kngwarreye exhibition is on at Burrinja, 351 Glenfern Road, Upwey, until 14 April.

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Contact Details

Gallery: Burrinja Gallery
Contact: JD Mittman
Email: events@burrinja.org.au
Telephone: 03 9754 8723
Address: Cnr Glenfern Road and Matson Drive Upwey Melbourne 3158 VIC

 

 

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