Carlene Thompson, Waltja (Family), 2019. Stoneware, Installation consisting of 5 ceramics, 60 x 50 x 48cm. Courtesy: the artist, Ernabella Arts and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.
Alcaston Gallery presents new ceramics and paintings by Carlene Thompson.
In her exhibition Kalaya Ngura – Emu Country, Thompson has created innovative new work that alludes to her father’s Country, in which the creation being is Kalaya, or emu. This exhibition highlights the cultural richness that Carlene possesses as a proud Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara woman, as the intergenerational transfer of Indigenous and cultural knowledge is a priority for her, particularly the passing of knowledge down to her daughters.
The artist will be present at the opening event, accompanied by Alison Milyika Carroll and Maricelle Olivier of Art Centre Ernabella Arts.
Exhibition opens: 5:30–7:30pm Wednesday 4 September 2019