tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-11051815258911871952010-10-12T21:14:27.928+09:30Australian Aboriginal ArtAboriginal art news and happenings from Alice Springs and Utopia.......Timhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00663660738126081580noreply@blogger.comBlogger31125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-64851762733654359692010-10-08T18:01:00.005+09:302010-10-08T18:10:23.481+09:30An aboriginal art exhibition; latest works by Barbara WeirMbantua Gallery have an art exhibition running from today until Thursday 4th November, of works by a prestigious aboriginal artist named Barbara Weir. The Grass Seed paintings represent a grass called Lyaw in Barbara's native language and she's experimented with some gorgeous subtle hues to depict this. This painting below is a mixture of burnt umber, australian ghost gum and antique white and Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-48005754619232565412010-09-21T17:17:00.000+09:302010-09-21T17:17:23.904+09:30Tomoko and Dale visit the aboriginal artists of Utopia....Watch Dale and Tomoko with the artists in the aboriginal settlement of Utopia in Central Australia! Janhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16140320757261592544noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-69138915931432662992010-09-21T16:59:00.000+09:302010-09-21T16:59:18.312+09:30Australian Aboriginal ArtAustralian Aboriginal ArtJanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16140320757261592544noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-29684499038466434072010-09-21T16:56:00.000+09:302010-09-21T16:56:40.058+09:30 For September Mbantua Gallery is showcasing the works of Aboriginal artists Lena Pwerle and Jeannie Mills, two 'boss' women from the Utopia region. On display throughout the Gallery are many examples of their fine work. We have also gathered them into an online exhibition on our website. Janhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16140320757261592544noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-76330774010501785082010-08-09T17:51:00.001+09:302010-08-09T17:54:14.975+09:30Aboriginal Art "Open House" in Melbourne this weekMbantua Gallery's GM, Tim Jennings, will have an "open house" this Wednesday and Thursday between 6pm and 9pm at the Milano Serviced Apartments at 8 Franklin Street in the city. He has selected a very nice range of mostly bright and beautiful paintings to bring from Mbantua Gallery in Alice Springs and hopefully they will help out against the Melbourne winter!! If you've never had an Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-29905791568520708212010-08-05T18:01:00.007+09:302010-08-19T11:24:43.941+09:30Around the Traps in Aboriginal Art...So i've got a little bit to catch up on and I'll start with a thank you for the blog comments we've received recently. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Since our last entry Mbantua Gallery has had many new paintings arrive including these three pieces: Clockwise from right: 'Tyape (Grubs) at Aremela Rockhole' by Gary Bird, 'Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush)' by Thelma DixonDalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-66306963494356780432010-06-07T15:08:00.000+09:302010-06-07T15:08:08.562+09:30Utopia aboriginal art to Brisbane: June 22nd - 25thMbantua Gallery will have a team in Brisbane from Tuesday 22nd - Friday 25th June showcasing the works by aboriginal artists Lena Pwerle, Jeannie Mills and Gloria Petyarre. "Russle up some wine and cheese, gather your friends together at your home or our apartment and we’ll do the rest. We have a presentation that we will attune to your requirements and a brand new host incentive scheme. Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-44018455033783500432010-06-07T14:35:00.000+09:302010-06-07T14:35:56.839+09:30Small aboriginal art piecesHere are some small paintings that went onto Mbantua Gallery's website last week. These original paintings, measuring 30x30cm, are generally priced between $94 - $190 and painted with acrylics on canvas mostly by aboriginal women of Utopia. To the right is a painting by a woman named Pansy McLeod which represents a type of grass seed called ntang ngelyerr - kangaroos like to eat this. Although Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-59533988078031502182010-05-26T15:41:00.014+09:302010-05-27T09:19:57.024+09:30A legend is lost - aboriginal artist Greeny Purvis PetyarreOn Monday 3rd May, an aboriginal legend was lost. Greeny Purvis Petyarre, a man of prestige and honour, an aged boss man of Alhalkere country in Utopia passed away at the Alice Springs hospital. I'd like to make this an obituary of sorts rather than give you a simple, albeit respectful, death announcement. So here is a little about Greeny from my personal bank of knowledge. Firstly I'll just Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-27191291468963408742010-05-12T17:20:00.002+09:302010-05-12T17:21:58.411+09:30Aboriginal Art by the late Janelle StockmanUntil Thursday 27th May, Mbantua Gallery have an exhibition viewable online titled 'Untitled. Unfinished' which is a collection of works by the late Janelle Stockman. Some of these pieces were incomplete at the time of her passing in November last year and so have been 'unveiled' in this exhibition. When Janelle was killed in a tragic car accident, Mbantua were asked to remove her name and Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-69950734465803371382010-05-07T18:20:00.003+09:302010-05-07T18:22:43.569+09:30More Small Paintings OnlineAnother 40 small paintings have been added to Mbantua's website so be sure to check them out! Here are some more of my fave's... To the right is a new design by Raelene Williams of Alice Springs. She is painting whirly winds. Below left is also a new design but by Jedda Purvis Kngwarreye which represents the flower of the Atnwelarr (pencil yam). Sadly Jedda just lost her father Greeny Purvis Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-55262082932741307172010-04-09T14:22:00.002+09:302010-04-09T14:24:25.501+09:30We've just sent this e-card out to our database. If you're in Sydney and you're interested too, let us know! (Appointments are free and there's no obligation to purchase.) I think it's a great chance to have a look at styles in person, particularly if you're just finding your interest in aboriginal art, and get one on one time with an experienced staff member. Trevor does most of our Sydney art Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-90000645211928475432010-04-08T16:42:00.000+09:302010-04-08T16:42:04.723+09:30More Small Paintings OnlineAnother 40 small paintings have been added to Mbantua's website so be sure to check them out! Here are a couple of my fave's... To the right is a Josie Kunoth Petyarre which looks like a starry night sky (but actually represents the conkerberry), and below are two by Loretta Jones Petyarr. I love the contrast of the red and yellow with the white. I'm also a huge fan of her and her work myself! Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-75677827301741291012010-04-08T15:59:00.000+09:302010-04-08T15:59:37.833+09:30ROC Certified! YeahMbantua Gallery has just been ROC certified which means we've passed an extensive application process and have been found to uphold the practices and cultural protocols of the Respect Our Culture (ROC) program! The ROC program comes under the Tourism Accreditation Australia (TAAL) umbrella and primarily addresses cultural protocols, business management and 'caring for country' (sustainable Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-79733455447474538132010-03-31T15:24:00.002+09:302010-03-31T15:29:44.411+09:30Around the Traps...Around the traps...I love it, that's something my dad says and started using in our gallery newsletter years ago to describe the odd little bits that have been happening with Mbantua. So, dad and I are back from Melbourne which was a great trip, and the visitor numbers appear to be picking up here in Alice. The weather is gorgeous here and flying in it looked greener than Melbourne. Jeannie MillsDalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-37498256336351522972010-03-26T07:45:00.005+09:302010-03-31T15:30:04.738+09:30Big Artwork Sale at Mbantua GalleryYesterday we launched an artwork sale in the gallery - 30 pieces of art have been marked down (some by more than 50%) as a way to clear out some stock and make way for new art in 2010. As you may have read on our blog, we just did the first bush trip to Utopia to collect art for the year (which has started off slower than usual), and the Utopia artists are very keen to get back into the normal Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-56403375551163482382010-03-26T07:35:00.003+09:302010-03-31T15:31:19.904+09:30Last chance to view in Melbourne CBDWe're free this afternoon from 1pm onwards and Saturday morning for appointments in Melbourne's CBD. It's a great chance to see the artwork in person or bring along interested friends to get a taste. If you'd like to view the artwork by Gloria Petyarre, Lena Pwerle and Jeannie Mills that we have here, please contact us as soon as possible. Best Regards, Dale Below is a Gloria Petyarre that we Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-34523073661227036952010-03-18T18:09:00.012+09:302010-03-19T14:41:46.748+09:30Once Upon a Soakage...Yesterday I went on our first bush trip to Utopia for the year to visit our artists. I actually returned with the smallest amount of artwork I think I ever have, mostly due to the artists having come in to town to see us more than usual this summer. Here are two photos of Angelina Ngale finishing one of her Atham-areny paintings upon our arrival.      With Utopia being unexpectedly quiter than Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-23265768879119772512010-03-11T09:21:00.015+09:302010-03-11T14:57:55.341+09:30New small paintings have been added to Mbantua's website Yesterday we added 40 more small paintings (each 30x30cm) to our website. Here are just 3 of them, aren't they beautiful! We add 40 of this size every month, so if you're interested in being amongst the first to see them then I recommend signing up to Mbantua's e-newsletter. . Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-88022766035564801102010-03-10T13:55:00.024+09:302010-03-11T09:21:20.833+09:30Mbantua Gallery is going to Melbourne!My dad Tim and I will be in Melbourne from Thursday 18th - Monday 29th March, showcasing the works by Lena Pwerle, Jeannie Mills and Gloria Petyarre. Host a Home Show with us! We’re inviting you to be among the first to host one of our new home shows. Russle up some wine and cheese, gather your friends together at your home or our apartment and we’ll do the rest. We have a presentation that we Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-60345237206538023462010-02-12T11:38:00.002+09:302010-02-12T11:43:51.543+09:30Glady Kemarre from Utopia announced finalist in 2010 City of Albany Art PrizeYesterday the 30 finalists for the 2010 City of Albany Art Prize were announced and Glady is one of just three from the Northern Territory to make the cut.The City of Albany Art Prize is a national prize for painting which awards a major acquisitive prize of $25 000, plus up to 4 weeks studio time in a studio cottage in Albany, Western Australia, with $2500 for expenses. Two non-acquisitive Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-7010969114332782792010-01-22T16:40:00.003+09:302010-01-22T17:01:57.755+09:30Well I should probably quickly introduce myself to this blog... I manage the Field and Research department of Mbantua Gallery which involves a variety of tasks not limited to this area. My style of writing as you'll soon find out, is fairly to the point unless I can find some time to be a little creative with it. We're certainly starting small with 'no followers' to this blog right now, but Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-42858955706777105762010-01-22T16:27:00.005+09:302010-01-22T16:39:15.993+09:30US Ambassador sees Earth's CreationThe recently appointed US Ambassador for Australia, Jeff Bleich, paid a visit to our Museum to see Earth's Creation by Emily Kame Kngwarreye today with Mayor Damien Ryan. It was a pleasure meeting Mr Bleich on his short first visit to Alice Springs and seeing his enthusiasm for the Australian aboriginal culture. Pictured below with me in front of EC. Dalehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14401488300822518838noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-57406299572103442972009-11-27T14:58:00.000+09:302009-11-27T14:58:46.976+09:30Kwementyay Stockman passed awayWe have sadly confirmed that Utopia artist Kwementyay* Stockman was killed in a single vehicle roll over on Saturday 21st November 2009. Kwementyay was one of few young high profile aboriginal artists with what seemed a bright future ahead of her and we pass on our sincerest condolences to her 5 children and family that she leaves behind. If you would like to pass on condolensces to her Timhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00663660738126081580noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1105181525891187195.post-80777259494989910852009-09-11T16:14:00.005+09:302009-11-27T14:46:03.185+09:30Media Release, 11/09/09MEDIA RELEASE Friday, 11th September, 2009 Discovery of new genius Desert Artist Yesterday Tim Jennings, the general manager of Mbantua Gallery and Cultural Museum in Alice Springs announced what he termed as "yet another artist genius from Utopia'. “The Soakages exhibition we have on display is a milestone for Australian art. The work is done by senior Anmatyerre woman Lena Pwerle of Utopia Timhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00663660738126081580noreply@blogger.com0