Pic­tures of sum­mer

Sum­mer show­case ex­hi­bi­tion.

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

ARTITJA Fine Art’s Sum­mer Show­case Ex­hi­bi­tion is a chance for emerg­ing artists to ex­press who they are and share their cul­ture.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will fea­ture can­vases, ob­jects, works on pa­per and paint­ings.

Mimi carv­ings and two-me­tre lar­rak­itj poles will also fea­ture in the ex­hi­bi­tion.

The poles are hol­low logs from Yir­rkala in north­east Arn­hem land, which were tra­di­tion­ally used as burial poles but are now im­por­tant cul­tural ob­jects with ochre de­signs.

Artitja Fine Art gallery di­rec­tor Anna Ka­naris said the work was from re­mote Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties around Aus­tralia.

“The ar­eas in­clude the WA desert area, Pil­bara, Kim­ber­ley, North­ern Ter­ri­tory and the north of South Aus­tralia,” she said.

“This par­tic­u­lar ex­hi­bi­tion brings to­gether all works from through­out the year.”

Ms Ka­naris said the tim­ing of the ex­hi­bi­tion en­abled the artists to re­ceive com­mis­sions.

“Many art cen­tres and gal­leries are closed; hav­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion now al­lows peo­ple to come and buy the works,” she said.

“For the artists, they aren’t paint­ing at the mo­ment be­cause it’s too hot, this is an op­por­tu­nity for them.”

Ms Ka­naris said she wanted peo­ple to con­nect to the art.

“We like to en­gage with our au­di­ence and give them a pic­ture of where it comes from, the coun­try, the peo­ple and their cul­ture,” she said.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will run un­til Mon­day Jan­uary 28.

www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d489831 Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

Di­rec­tor Anna Ka­naris at Artitja Fine Art, which is host­ing a sum­mer show­case ex­hi­bi­tion.

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