Salon Art Projects
Salon Art Projects is back with five exhibitions showcasing Indigenous art. With an exciting program of group and individual exhibitions in galleries around town complementing the highly anticipated Salon des Refusés, there's a whole swag of beautiful art to immerse yourself in.
Salon Des Refusés
Every August, Salon Art Projects presents the Salon des Refusés, an exhibition of works submitted but not accepted into the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA). Its quality demonstrates the superb standard of art being created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists nationwide, and also provides valuable insight into where the movement has come from, and where it is heading.
WHEN THU 4 – SAT 13 AUG | OPENING WED 3 AUG, 5.50-7.30PM
AT GALLERY 5
Hidden Foundation | Barayuwa MunuÅggurr
Barayuwa MunuÅgurr paiÅts his own Djapu designs as well as the Munyuku clan designs of his mother Bengitj’s homeland, Yarrinya. Yarrinya is also the motherland of his paternal grandfather, Wonggu MunuÅgurr. The vibrant patterns that characterise much of Barayuwa’s work originate from his mother’s Munyuku clan designs. They recall an ancestral story that took place on the Yarrinya saltwater estate, in which Munyuku spirit men hunt their own brother, a whale called MirinyuÅu. Presented in collaboration with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka and SalonArt Projects.
WHEN TUE 2 – SAT 20 AUG | OPENING SAT 6 AUG, 11AM
AT OUTSTATION GALLERY
Untold - Darwin
Immerse yourself in a weekend of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytelling, discussion and exchange, bringing together leading artists, creatives and cultural leaders. UNTOLD is presented by Agency, and supported by Salon Art Projects, and provides a platform for exploration and celebration of culture, art and knowledge.
WHEN THU 4 - SUN 6 AUG
AT AUDIT HOUSE
Patsy Mudgedell and Family
“My identity exists across cultural spaces and my art tries to integrate that. Being part of a family, a tribe and a community but also being my own autonomous self with unique experiences. The art allows me to explore this self-discovery. Who am I? Where do I fit in? These are questions I have asked all my life. When I was younger, I tried hard to fit in, and it was exhausting. I gradually let that go. My artwork is part of that journey.” - Patsy Mudgedell, 2021
Presented in collaboration with Warlayirti Artists and Salon Art Projects.
WHEN TUE 2 – SAT 20 AUG | OPENING FRI 5 AUG, 10AM
AT PAUL JOHNSTONE GALLERY
MilÅ’milÅdhun – Shimmer
Yalanba is the name of the place where the shiny black sand that adorns this work comes from. The sand occurs in one spot only at Bayapula, near Garthalala on Caledon Bay. Dhambit’s brother is named after this site. Dhambit can harvest the sand from this place because that area belongs to her clan, the Marrakulu, whose identity is depicted in this work. She also pays a tribute to the elder at Garrthalala who is from the grandmother of this place – it’s märi, the Djapu clan.
Presented in collaboration with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka and Salon Art Projects.
WHEN SAT 6 AUG – SUN 14 AUG | OPENING FRI 5 AUG, 3PM
AT TACTILE ARTS
Timo tells of the Tjukurpa within the landscape (Lake Baker) and the inhabitants that made it so. He surveys the Wati Kutjara Tjukurpa (Two Men Creation Line) of his birthright, and brings this into focus on the two-dimensional plane for all to see.
Presented in collaboration with Spinifex Arts Project and Salon Art Projects.
WHEN 6 AUG – SAT 17 SEP | OPENING SAT 6 AUG, 12.30PM
AT NORTHERN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
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Images from top:
1. Header & thumbnail: Tjawina Porter, 'Tjarlirli Rockhole' (detail), 2021, acrylic on canvas, 122x148cm
2. Barayuwa Mununggurr, 'Yarrinya' (detail), 2021, etched aluminium, 90x45cm
3. Patsy Mudgedell, 'Untitled' (detail), 2022, acrylic on linen, 180x120 cm
4. Dhambit Wanambi, 'Yalanba' (detail), 2020, earth pigment and sand on bark, 136x73cm
5. Timo Hogan, 'Lake Baker', (detail), 2021 acrylic on linen, 200x230cm