Lockhart River Elders Featuring recent works by Doris Platt, Elizabeth "Queenie" Giblet, Sue Pascoe and introducing Lawrence Omeenyo. 14 May - 6 June 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.05.10

Dates: 14.05.10 : 16.06.10

You and your friends are invited to the opening
on Friday, 14th of May at 6pm

To be opened by: Dr Maryanne Coutts, National Art School.
In the past decade the artists of Lockhart River have taken the art world by storm. The meteoric rise to fame of the younger artists (referred to as the "Art Gang") turned the world's spotlight on to the art and artists of Far North Queensland. This exhibition represents another generation of talented and celebrated artists, the Elders of Lockhart River, who are the cultural backbone of their community.

This exhibition will feature recent paintings by three of Lockhart's most talented artists, affectionately known as 'The Old Girls' ; Doris Platt, Elizabeth 'Queenie' Giblet and Sue Pascoe. All three women are highly esteemed artists who are featured in numerous prominent collections, including the National Gallery of Australia. Also featured in this exhibition are the vibrant and powerful works of Lawrence Omeenyo. Birrung Gallery is proud to host the Sydney debut of this remarkable artist and we are pleased to announce he will be attending the opening night.

All four artists have led exceptional and colourful lives, having experienced bombing by the Japanese during WWII, to living through mission times, to raising children and grandchildren, and undertaking various occupations from crocodile hunter to artist. They bring the breadth of their life experiences in to their artwork. Their vivid canvases capture the pride they feel for their community and their culture.
When: 6pm, Friday 14, May, 2010
Where: Birrung Gallery, Ground floor, 134 William Street, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011
Time: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm
Contact: (02) 9550 9964 or birrung@worldvision.com.au
or visit our website www.worldvision.com.au/birrung
Birrung Gallery would like to thank Lockhart River Aboriginal Community Arts & Cultural Centre for this exhibition.

URL: http://gallery.worldvision.com.au/wva/birrung/20100429/index.asp

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