We are thrilled to share that Sera Waters’ exhibition ‘Future Traditions’ is now open to the public at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
In this second iteration of the Guildhouse Fellowship, South Australian artist Sera Waters imagines a new future for us all – one where ancient textile traditions can craft hope in the face of climate change.
Waters is well known for her revival of endangered ways of making, whereby age-old embroidery techniques are restored to comment on our complex and often confronting colonial histories. In this exhibition, the past paves the way for a new future and by reclaiming the traditions that our great-great-great-grandmothers performed we can move, together, towards an alternative liveable future.
‘Future Traditions’, presented in Gallery 9, hinges on community and those who have kept this knowledge alive over generations. A shared space, the exhibition includes experiments, artefacts, texts, events, workshops and works of art.
The exhibition will be on display from 26 Nov 2022 to 16 Apr 2023.
Sera Waters, Noticing Sampler, 2022, cotton on repurposed and hand-dyed linen, 50 x 32 cm. Photography by Grant Hancock
Hugo Michell Gallery welcomes the addition of Zaachariaha Fielding to our represented artists!
Zaachariaha Fielding is a multi-disciplinary artist originally from the Mimili Community in the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, currently working out of the APY Collective on Kaurna land/Adelaide. Having established himself as a critically acclaimed musician, the frontman for duo Electric Fields, Fielding is compelled to create art in whichever form is available to him.
About his work, Fielding shares: “I was raised on desert country in the eastern Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, and come from a long line of multi-disciplinary artists. I am compelled to make work that honours the visual language of my ancient culture. The iconography reflects the way I live my culture in the present, as a constant feature of my world, and visualises how I interact with the beings that populate the Tjukurpa I’ve inherited.”
Fielding’s work has been recognised in major art awards, most notably as a finalist in the Ramsay Art Prize at Art Gallery of South Australia and the NATSIAAs Awards at Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory.
His work is currently held in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria and Artbank.
We congratulate Zaachariaha on his achievements and look forward to working together in the future!
Portrait of Zaachariaha Fielding, 2021. Photography by Saul Steed
Opening Event | Saturday 5th Nov, 2-4pm
Bulthirrirri Wunuŋmurra & Binygurr Wirrpanda
Yirrkala - Next Wave
Amy Joy Watson
Binygurr Wirrpanda, Mäna at Lutumba, 2022, etching and on found metal sign, fixative and etched aluminium, 92 x 126 cm
Amy Joy Watson, Untitled, 2022, Metallic thread, brass mesh and brass frame, 114 x 92 cmHugo Michell Gallery are proud to partner with Bird in Hand Winery for this opening event.
William Mackinnon is an internationally regarded Australian artist, living and working between Ibiza, Spain, the UK, and Australia. His highly anticipated exhibition ‘Home and Away’ continues the artist’s affinity with the quintessential Australian landscape in large-scale cinematic paintings and limited prints which depict some of his most iconic imagery.
Hugo Michell Gallery are proud to partner with Bird in Hand Winery for this opening event. Please join us in celebrating the launch of this exhibition!
Hugo Michell Gallery acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today
Header: William Mackinnon, Night Thoughts, 2021-22, acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen, 160 x 220 cm
We are thrilled to announce the launch of Paul Yore’s major survey exhibition ‘WORD MADE FLESH’ at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.
Presented as part of ACCA’s Contemporary Australian Solo Series, ‘Paul Yore: WORD MADE FLESH’, curated by Max Delany, is a comprehensive survey encompassing the full scope of Yore’s work—appliques, quilts, tapestry and needlework, banners and pendants, collage and assemblage, and largescale narrative and history paintings, as well as a major monographic publication. The exhibition will be constructed maximally as a gesamtkunstwerk, presenting work over the past fifteen years, alongside a major new room-scaled sculptural installation to be developed for the exhibition.
‘Paul Yore: WORD MADE FLESH’ will be presented at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art from 24 September –20 November 2022.
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Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters Songline)
Strange days indeed
We are thrilled to share that Sera Waters has been selected for the 2022 Busan Biennale: We, on the Rising Wave.
The Biennale’s title symbolizes the constant inflow and outflow of immigrants from other port cities around the world, suggesting global interconnectedness. It is also a metaphor for dissemination in an environment of technological change, as well as a description of Busan’s rolling landscape of seaside hills.
The Busan Biennale artistic director Haeju Kim shares: “The exhibition will put forward a viewpoint that narrates the stories of backstreets in Busan, and how they are intersected and connected to that of other major cities, in an attempt to explore ways adapting to the ever-changing world as we ride the waves ahead of us.”
Presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, the exhibition – an exploration of collective memory and a reflection on movement and history – will spread to Pier 1 of Busan Port and a house in Choryang from 3 September to 6 November 2022
The Beckoning Blade
Presented as part of the 2022 SALA Festival
We are from Mparntwe, our ideas are from here and so is our art
Hugo Michell Gallery welcomes the addition of Min Wong to our represented artists!
Min Wong’s sculpture and installation practice examines metaphysical and cultural esoterica of 1970’s countercultures, ‘New Age’ spirituality and recent renewed interest towards self-help and therapeutic culture. Her installations use strategies of appropriation, corporate branding techniques and nomadic meanings that are contingent and subject to the contemporary dilemma of spirituality.
Her practice explores utopias and esoteric practices to reimagine a renewal of connection between nature, community, and spirituality in coexistence. By looking back to past and present spiritual movements, Min’s installations investigate illusory hopes, desire, failure and seeks to remodel speculative worlds as possible futures within the contemporary dystopic.
Min Wong has exhibited widely across Australia and was recently included in the 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Free/State. Min has undertaken numerous international residencies including in Spain, China and Los Angeles. She has been a finalist in prizes such as Churchie Emerging Art Prize, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize and in 2019 was the awarded the Sculpture prize for the Ghost Fisher Art Award. Her works are held in the collections of Artbank, Housemuseum, Charles Darwin University and the City of Adelaide.
We congratulate Min on her achievements thus far and look forward to working together in the future!
Min Wong's 'Born to Give not to Get' at Hugo Michell Gallery, 2022
Quiet of day
Kuwari – Now
Please join us in celebrating the launch of these two exhibitions!
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