Clunies Ross St, Acton ACT 2601
Opening event: 6pm Tuesday 7 July
Established in 1948, Ernabella Arts is Australia’s oldest Indigenous art centre. Ernabella Arts is located in Pukatja Community at the eastern end of the Musgrave Ranges in far north-west South Australia.
Pukatja is the oldest permanent settlement on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands. The first works were hand loomed rugs produced in the craft room of the mission which opened in 1937. Since then, the ‘Craft Room’ has taken on many mediums to evolve into a culturally strong centre of contemporary art making.
Following on from the enormous success of Tjungu Warkarintja (Working Together) in 2014, Sabbia Gallery is thrilled to represent Ernabella’s artists again in Yangupala Tjuta Waakarinyi (Many Young People Working). The ceramic studio was established in 2003 specifically for the young people of Pukatja Community. It is very much a young person’s studio and as such very simpatico with the theme of the 2015 Triennale – Stepping Up. This year’s exhibition will feature work of artists in their 20s, such as Anne Thompson and Shauna Colin as well as artists in their 30s, Tjimpuna Williams, Ngunytjima Carroll and Derek Thompson.
These exciting new works from the ceramics studio have been created on Country in Ernabella Australia. The exhibition will also include ceramics created during their residency in Jingdezhen, China in early 2015. The exhibition runs from 4 to 12 July 2015 in conjunction with the 14th Australian Ceramics Triennale in Canberra.
Please RSVP for the opening night launch by Monday 6 July to Sarah Grimaldi on email@example.com or 02 9361 6448
Image: Ernabella Landscape 2013, by Alex Craig