Then/Now/Always

  • Artist
    Vicki Yatjiki Cullinan, Raylene Walatinna, Emily Cullinan, Rosalind Tjanyari, Priscilla Singer
  • Dates
    12 Jan—25 Feb 2024

Situated on the eastern outskirts of Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, the Iwantja Arts Centre at Indulkana, SA has always been an inventive platform for contemporary First Nations art. Beginning as a small communal printmaking facility, the vision of its founding directors has seen, almost fifty years later, Iwantja Arts at the forefront of local and international contemporary art discussion. In January 2024 Michael Reid Southern Highlands will exhibit new paintings by five artists, all of whom are instrumental in the collective success of Iwantja Arts.

Following her 2023 Hadley’s Art Prize win (Hobart, TAS), Yankunytjatjara artist Vicki Yatjiki Cullinan will exhibit alongside her mother, Emily Cullinan, who this year has presented exhibitions at Michael Reid Murrurundi and Michael Reid Northern Beaches. New and vibrant paintings by Raylene Walatinna will also exhibit, made following her appointment as a 2022 AGNSW Sulman Prize Finalist. (Raylene Walatinna was a finalist with Ngayuku Ngura – My Country, 2022, painted in collaboration with her mother, Betty Chimney). Rising new voice Rosalind Tjanyari joins our exhibition, alongside Priscilla Singer, an accomplished painter and daughter ofKunmanara (Sadie) Singer.

Then/Now/Always at Southern Highlands commences a full year of Iwantja Arts collaboration across the Michael Reid Gallery network. This exhibition also follows the 2023 release of IWANTJA, a major publication profiling the history of Iwantja Arts and artists. Copies of IWANTJA (Thames & Hudson) can be purchased ahead of our exhibition via the Southern Highlands online Concept Store.

For more information and pre-viewing opportunities, please contact danielsoma@michaelreid.com.au

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