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Ceremony: An Exhibition of Artworks by Senior Aboriginal Men

Posted 18 April 2013 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou is inviting the community to come along to a unique exhibition that includes works by some of Australia’s most notable senior Indigenous male artists to be held at Hurstville City Museum & Gallery.

Mayor Jacovou said the exhibition reflects on the beauty of Aboriginal heritage and includes many significant works.

“Ceremony: An Exhibition of Artworks by Senior Aboriginal Men is a vibrant exhibition that presents a wonderful collection of paintings from private Aboriginal art collectors, Deborah Sims and Matt Dickson,” he said.

“The exhibition features more than 30 paintings, including works by prominent Ernabella-based Indigenous artist, Dickie Minyintiri, 2011 winner of the prestigious National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award.

“There are additional works by renowned desert artists Tiger Palpatja and Hector Tjupuru Burton, as well as works from the Kimberley and Darwin areas including a selection of classic men’s Papunya Tula works.

“All the works have been sourced from Aboriginal-owned art centres which are operated by the artists themselves.”

Mayor Jacovou said the exhibition brings together paintings of ceremonial knowledge associated with creation stories, body markings used in ceremony, and mythic landscapes that capture the Dreamtime.

“I invite everyone in the community to come along and explore this innovative exhibition that places Aboriginal customs and traditions into the spotlight,” he said.

The official opening of Ceremony: An Exhibition of Artworks by Senior Aboriginal Men will be held at Hurstville City Museum & Gallery, MacMahon Street, Hurstville, on Saturday, 20 April 2013 at 6.00pm. All welcome.

The exhibition will run until 14 July 2013.

In addition, Ceremony: An Exhibition of Artworks by Senior Aboriginal Men, coincides with 2013 NAIDOC Week (7-14 July), and celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

For more information, contact Hurstville City Museum & Gallery on 9330 6444 or visit www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/lmg

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