MYTH, MARK MAKING,COLOUR & SYMBOLOGY IN ABORIGINAL ART – an illustrated talk

The use of colour in Australian Aboriginal art will be the topic of discussion when Melbourne art curator, publisher and writer Emily McCulloch Childs presents an illustrated lecture on MYTH, MARK MAKING, COLOUR & SYMBOLOGY IN ABORIGINAL ART on Thursday evening, 14th June in South Fremantle.

Art Exhibition previously on at Artitja Fine Art in Western Australia, Australia.
From Thursday 14 June 2012 to Thursday 14 June 2012
Launch Thursday 14 June 2012, 7.00-8.30pm

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In a special preview event to coincide with Artitja Fine Art’s EXPLORING COLOUR exhibition opening the day after, McCulloch Childs will explain aspects of Tjukurrpa or the Dreaming, including developments in the contemporary Australian Indigenous art movement.

“Colour, as one of the main principles of art, holds a significant place within contemporary art in particular. and has, over the last 10 years, become a huge factor in contemporary Aboriginal art and ochre as the world’s first paint, is central to Australia’s longest continuous tradition – the use and trade of ochre” explains McCulloch Childs.

Anna Kanaris, Director of Artitja Fine Art Gallery and host of McCulloch Child’s visit to WA says the talk will inform the audience of many aspects of Indigenous culture and the complex familial systems which guide and inspire the artists’ work.

“Emily’s interest and art knowledge is embedded in her lineage” says Kanaris. “Not only was her grandfather the late Alan McCulloch AO a respected writer, art critic, artist and art historian, she is co-publisher (with her mother, well known Art journalist and critic Susan McCulloch OAM) of Contemporary Aboriginal Art: the complete guide – informally known as “the bible” of Aboriginal art!”

In 2011 Emily was awarded a Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria to research and write a book with her writer father Kevin Childs on Indigenous Warriors on the Australian frontier which she is currently researching.

Tickets to the event are limited and enquiries can be made to Anna Kanaris on 9336 7787 or by visiting www.artitja.com.au

MYTH, MARK MAKING, COLOUR & SYMBOLOGY IN ABORIGINAL ART
Date: Thursday 14th June
Time: 7.00-8.30pm
Venue: Earlywork, 330 South Terrace, South Fremantle
Cost: $30 (prepayment essential)
For tickets: contact Anna Kanaris 9336 7787 or www.artitja.com.au

EXPLORING COLOUR: The use of Colour in Indigenous Art
The art exhibition Exploring Colour is on view from 15 June – 1 July. Full event details can be found here:
http://www.artabase.net/exhibition/3675-exploring-colour-the-use-of-colour-in-indigenous-art