Three Echoes Western Desert Art

8 December 2023 - 25 February 2024

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa - Untitled 1996

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa (born c.1943)
Pintupi language group
Untitled, 1996, acrylic on linen, 122 x 122 cm.
Photograph by Andrew Curtis.
© the artist l Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd

Curated by celebrated curator, writer, artist and activist, Djon Mundine OAM FAHA, Three Echoes – Western Desert Art showcases works by 57 acclaimed artists heralding from Ikuntji (Haasts Bluff), Papunya and Utopia Aboriginal communities in the western desert regions of the Northern Territory, Australia. Drawn from the private collection of Andrew Arnott and Karin Schack, the exhibition of paintings, prints and batiks communicates important stories of tjukurrpa (Dreaming) and Country, and explores the poetic notion of echoes – how metaphorically and metaphonically we can echo a thought, a sentiment or a consciousness.

Three Echoes – Western Desert Art is an initiative of Museums & Galleries Queensland developed in partnership with Karin Schack and Andrew Arnott, and curated by Djon Mundine OAM FAHA. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through its Visions of Australia program and through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.  It is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. Museums & Galleries Queensland is supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receives funds from Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund.

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