Aurukun, Black Square Arts
I’m excited about Aurukun Art Centres first Art Fair. Their sculptures and paintings are grounded with strong historical context, yet feel so fresh and Contemporary. I have visited the Community many time and have dear friends there. I love the way Aurukun artist keep experimenting and challenging themselves.
Robert Fielding, Blackartprojects
I have always been such a fan of Robert Fielding’s desert installations and striking photographic documentation, using object like burnt out cars. They play so softly and nuanced against the beautiful back drop of the night desert sky.
Joan Ross, Bett Gallery and Michael Reid
I love the way Joan successful intersperses vintage colonial imagery with contemporary imagery. The work is both poignant and humorous. Joan Ross’s venture into Virtual Reality has really taken her work to an exciting new platform.
I have shared a studio space with NELL over the past few years. Because of this I have been able to really witness her work in progress for Sydney Contemporary. NELL has almost completed her new Public Artworks, and seems to be on an artist roll. Here new Sydney Contemporary Installation takes her Art to exciting new Levels. I think this is her year to ROCK!
Tiger Yaltangki, Alcaston Gallery
The playful and dynamic work by Tiger Yaltangki is so full of such joyful energy. He continues to surprise and challenge me with his large painting installations.
Bruce Bell, Ku’ Untitled, Ochre on Wood 65 × 22 × 76 cm. Courtesy the artist and Black Square Arts, Cairns.
Robert Fielding, Echoes #1 (Tjalini), 2019, C-type print on lustre paper, 80 × 120 cm. Courtesy the artist and Blackartprojects, Melbourne.
Nell, Primary Ghosts, 2019, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. Courtesy the artist and STATION gallery, Melbourne.
Joan Ross, Did you ask the river?, 2019, animation and virtual reality. Courtesy the artist and Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney.
Tiger Yaltangki, Malpa Wiru (Good Friends), 2019, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 198 x 243 cm. Courtesy the artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.