When: Saturday 24 February - Sunday 29 April
Where: Maurice Chick Family & MacLeod-Miller Adamshurst Gallery, MAMA.
Ngurrambaa brings together the work of nine Indigenous Australian artists with diverse artistic backgrounds, that have been united through their participation in the annual Indigenous Print Workshop run by Cicada Press, a printmaking studio within the University of NSW's Art & Design school.
The annual print workshop provides an opportunity for contemporary Indigenous artists to come together from across Australia, extending their existing art practice into a new medium. Bringing their stories and culture from the diverse regions of Australia, the artists collaborate in storytelling, ideas, and techniques to create new artworks that are distinct from their usual practice.
Collectively, the prints produced in the annual workshops form a permanent archive of artwork by contemporary Indigenous artists. The work is in high demand as a touring exhibitions both nationally and internationally, and is reinvigorating printmaking as a medium in Australia.
For Ngurrambaa, curators Tess Allas (UNSW), Michael Moran (MAMA), and assistant curator Dennis Golding (UNSW), have selected works that speak to a deep connection to place. The title Ngurrambaa is a Yuwaalaraay (Northern NSW/ Southeast QLD) term meaning the place where one’s spirit comes into the world and the place where the spirit exits the world. It is inspired by a work of the same name by Cicada Press' resident elder, Uncle Vic Chapman.
The exhibition features over 40 prints from artists Vic Chapman, Nici Cumpston, Dale Harding, Vanessa Inkamala, Laurel Nannup, David Nolan, Caroline Sibosado, Darrell Sibosado and Garry Sibosado.
Ngurrambaa opens on Saturday 24 February, with a Curators talk with Tess Allas and Dennis Golding at 1.00pm, and the official opening at 2.00pm.