Black Art White Walls

Black Art White Walls


Works from the collection of Adrian and Anne Newstead

Curated by Djon Mundine O.A.M


23 January to 15 March 2014

Traditional and contemporary Indigenous art from the collection of the oldest Aboriginal art gallery in Australia, Black Art White Walls commences its national tour at the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery on 23 January.

The collection of Adrian and Anne Newstead comprises more than 1000 canvas paintings, barks, artefacts, prints, posters and sculptures. 60 works from areas including Arnhem Land, the Kimberley, Tiwi Islands, the Western Deserts and urban areas have been selected for the premier showing of this exhibition. Featuring world renowned modern masters such as Emily Kngwarreye, Rover Thomas, Clifford Possum and Lin Onus, Black Art White Walls gives gallery visitors a comprehensive view of the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and craft from the earliest days of the movement to its worldwide acceptance as a dynamic contemporary art movementccess video interviews with the artists and watch exclusive studio tours.


Image above: Rover Thomas Claypans Canning Stock Route (detail), 1985, natural earth pigments on builders plywood, 92 x 183 cm

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