FORM: the Goods Shed in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Warringarri Arts and Warmun Art Centre proudly presents
Earth Matters: Aboriginal artwork from the Kimberley and Arnhem Land
Earth Matters explores the enigmatic qualities and materiality of white earth pigments in Aboriginal artwork from the Kimberley (WA) and Arnhem Land (NT). The material is one of the oldest types of paint used in Australia, and provides an insight into historic and cultural traditions, revealing trade routes, practices of exchange and adornment. This showcase of two dimensional and three dimensional works demonstrate how artists adopt a range of innovative approaches to working with the material of ochre or gapan, as a medium that is tied to tradition yet also provides opportunity for abstraction, minimalism and experimentation. Artworks in the exhibition are a way to explore the interaction and connection between art, earth, culture and identity, as well as metaphysical, and ancestral elements.
Opening 29 September 2017 to 28 February 2018
FORM: the Goods Shed
Cnr of Shenton Rd and Claremont Cres
Claremont WA 6010
The Goods Shed Operating Hours
Monday to Friday: 8am – 3pm
Weekends: 9am – 3pm
Please direct all Goods Shed enquiries to FORM on 08 9226 2799.