Published 01 June 2019
State Library of NSW
In 1991 Daphne Williams was awarded the Order of Australia for her contributions to the development of the Aboriginal arts in Central Australia, and more generally for her support to Aboriginal people and their cultures. Now in her late 70s, she remains a friend to all of the Indigenous families she has known and assisted for three generations; a mentor and friendly help to the present generation of Papunya Tula workers and a respected friend to many in both Alice Springs and the wider art world. This interview follows Daphnes career from her first contact with the Indigenous people of Alice Springs in 1960 through an hour of so of discussion, much of it surrounding mutually shared memories of people and country between herself and close friend Dick Kimber.
Published December 2006
Life Is Getting Longer
Michael Bullock (Aus), Eleanor Crook (UK), Nick Devlin (Aus/UK), Jon Jones (UK), Justine Khamara (Aus), Steven Rendall (Aus/UK)
Curated by Steven Rendall
VCA Gallery, Melbourne
1 24 June 2006
Taking a Chance on Love: Selected Works 1990 2006
9 July 27 August 2006
McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Victoria
Blacklab, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
26 August - 13 September 2006
Curated by Aaron Seeto
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
13 September - 19 November 2006
Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania
9 September 8 October 2006
For Richard Larter the material act of making paintings is an essential part of his daily life. He has written that my first mature paintings were pointillist abstracts done in house paints and enamels on lilac coloured masonite (Larter, 1998). Larter is an artist well aware of the visceral qualities of paint. Larters syringe paintings, made by forcing paint in raised lines onto hardboard, became the signature works for his initial Australian success. His role as assistant to the ceramicist Zora Merabek who was restoring the Marabout Tombs in Algiers led to a continuing interest in the visual forms of Islamic culture and a love of strong pure light. This article follows Larters prominent career and a lifetime of travel throughout Australia, New Zealand and abroad.
Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
16 June 23 July 2006
Minyma Tjukurrpa is the Pintupi term for womens law or story. When the older women of Kintore saw members of their immediate family painting at the Ikuntji Womens Centre at Haasts Bluff they instigated a painting project which was to become known by that name. These same women went on to paint for Papunya Tula and are now represented in public galleries nationally and internationally. This article documents the history of the Ikuntji community, the links between the Pintupi from the Walungurru area and Haasts Bluff and the dancing and painting practices of these twenty-five senior women.
Gwen Leitch Harris, born 1931 in Burnie, Tasmania, was raised in a matriarchal household where her artistic gift was sensitively realised. She studied painting at Hobart Technical College under Jack Carrington Smith who recognised her talent. Gwen described herself being like Adelaide& a well-kept secret and in her gentle unassuming manner, revealed aspects of her remarkable life. Hellen Fuller here pays homage to the life and career of a remarkable woman and artist.
Stills Gallery, Sydney
16 August 16 September 2006
Pat Hoffie talked to Clifford Frith, about his life as an artist and a teacher, about where and how your essential focus is born and shaped and the possibility of passing some of this on to students and others. She has admired and watched his way of working and living for two decades and as Frith continues to outlive in energy and inventiveness so many younger than himself she probes into how this came to happen. He is a prolific artist, moving between painting, sculpture and drawing.