Following on from the landmark 2009 exhibition in New York City, ‘Nganana Tjungurringanyi Tjukurrpa Nintintjakitja – We Are Here Sharing Our Dreaming’, and a string of highly successful annual shows at Harvey Art Projects USA in Sun Valley Idaho, the highly acclaimed and internationally recognised Papunya Tula Artists’ will again be showing in North America.
Opening on February 13th 2015 in Aspen Colorado, Papunya Tula Artists in conjunction with Harvey Art Projects USA, will be exhibiting a selection of superb contemporary works drawn from the company’s vast talent of both male and female painters. Works by the company’s best known current artists will be shown alongside a number of paintings from a reserve stock from the early 2000’s.
The exhibition program will also include a symposium at the prestigious Aspen Institute, with guest speakers from both Australia and the US. An extensive catalogue will be published featuring contributions from invited authors and reproductions of all works in the exhibition.
Symposium presenters and catalogue contributors include:
Fred Myers, Silver Professor of Anthropology at the New York University, who lived and worked with many of the company’s founding artists in the early 1970’s, will provide an insight on the early formative years of the painting movement.
Will Owen, Librarian, Collector, Donor and publisher of the internationally respected blog, Aboriginal Art & Culture – an American Eye, will discuss collecting contemporary Australian Indigenous art from an American perspective.
Stephen Gilchrist, freelance Curator of Australian Indigenous art, will talk about his recent experience working with the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College and recent placements and acquisitions of Australian Indigenous art by North American Universities and Colleges.
Hetti Perkins, Writer and presenter of ABC TV series ‘Art and Soul’, former Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales. Hetti will profile her direct involvement with funding major health initiatives and community development projects in partnership with Papunya Tula Artists, including the Western Desert Dialysis Unit and the Kintore Community Swimming Pool.
As well as the guest speakers, visiting artists, from Kiwirrkura, will sit together on a panel following the presentations for a brief informal Q&A with the audience.