Right: Artist Jill Daniels. Left: 'Buligi En Bilibong (Cattle And Billabong) 401-23' by Jill Daniels

Artist Wally Wilfred painting.

‘Dhapi Ceremony 393-23’ by Wally Wilfred.

‘Burdiflawa 319-23’ by Gwenneth Blitner.

‘Rodeo 455-23’ by Jill Daniels.

Brunswick Street Gallery's Exhibition With Ngukurr Arts Is An Explosion Of Colour

See (and shop!) the Ngukurr artists’ brilliant and bold works when ‘Kalawan Kantri’ opens tomorrow.

Christina Karras
16th of November 2023

Brunswick Street Gallery’s latest exhibition offers a glimpse into the magic of a remote Northern Territory community with a new series of vibrant artworks.

BSG Projects has teamed up with Ngukurr Arts for ‘Kalawan Kantri’, meaning ‘Colourful Country’. The artists of the Ngukurr community are renown for their contemporary approach to artmaking, using exciting, bold colours to tell personal stories of Country.

Just like Ngukurr community — which is made up of many language groups and cultures —the showcase itself is wonderfully diverse, featuring paintings on canvas, wood, paper, along with a series of 3D works.

See 37 pieces by Gwenneth Blitner, Jill Daniels, Wally Wilfred, Wayne Biḏingal, Alan Joshua Jnr, Phillip Huddleston, Norman Wilfred and Karen Rogers, who also co-curated the exhibition.

Each of the artists have their own unique style, from Norman’s log paintings to Jill’s depictions of cowboys on Country, but all of them are united in their love of bright colours, patterns, and reverence for the land.

Learn more about Ngukurr culture and the inspiring creativity of the region in South East Arnhem Land at the exhibition’s opening night tomorrow, Friday November 17. To kick things off, there’ll also be a special talk from Karen from 5pm!

See ‘Kalawan Kantri’ at Brunswick Street Gallery until December 3. Shop the catalogue here.

Brunswick Street Gallery
Level 1 & 2, 322 Brunswick Street
Wurundjeri Country
Fitzroy, VIC 3065

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