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Gestuelles - The art of transmission by Aboriginal desert women
From Wednesday, 20 June until Wednesday, 18 July 2012 Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour, 100 Murray Street, Darling Harbour 2000, NSW Celebrating France’s role in the development and recognition of Australian Indigenous art, the exhibition Gestuelles - The art of transmission by Aboriginal desert women presents works of Aboriginal women painters from desert communities where the emergence of acrylic painting and the understanding of women’s role have significantly been encouraged by prominent French women anthropologists.
Judy Napangardi Watson - Mina Mina Dreaming - 2008
Originating from two historical Aboriginal art centres, Warlukurlangu Artists in Yuendumu – NT and Warlayirti Artists in Balgo Hills – WA, the body of works explores women’s painting and their gestures relating to transmission, from younger emerging artists
to senior painters, and offers to reflect on their struggle between individuality and collective pressures. On the occasion of the touring of Gestuelles - The art of transmission by Aboriginal desert women in Sydney, IDAIA is pleased to present a series of
educational events. Three public floor talks are held on: Thursday, 21 June at 11am Thursday, 28 June at 7pm Tuesday, 17 July at 7pm Limited number of participants. Please book at firstname.lastname@example.org The opening of Gestuelles in Sydney corresponds to the launch
of the official exhibition's catalogue which includes essays by renown anthropologist Françoise Dussart and IDAIA's curatorial team. Official exhibition catalogue and artworks on display are available for sale: email@example.com Curated by IDAIA in partnership
with the Alliance Française de Canberra and the Embassy of France in Australia. Dedicated to the international development of Australian Aboriginal art, IDAIA concentrates on increasing the presence and the appreciation of a quality and ethical art among international
audiences through educating, curating, sourcing and facilitating exhibition and acquisition projects.