Arnhem Land Indigenous Art from the remote community of Maningrida
Podium Art provides an opportunity for the artists from Arnhem Land to exhibit their works independently and provide direct benefit to the artists.
The artists from Maningrida bringing their stories which complement and harmonise with those of Tasmanian indigenous artists.
In this manner, they seek to contribute to the broader understanding of aboriginal legend in different landscapes of Australia and the context of stories from our shared history.
This launch exhibition offers a rare opportunity for Tasmanians and visitors. Featuring the highly distinctive work of a range of artists from the remote community of Maningrida in Arnhem Land, these are vigorous and impactful pieces of story telling, rich, intricate and shining off the walls with their traditional ochres. Amongst the various pieces are works by Gary Madjibarreli and Don Weluk.
This is Australian Indigenous Art of a level exhibited at many International Galleries, the Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Darling Harbour and the National Gallery in Canberra.
Unless you have been fortunate enough to visit the remote communities of Arnhem Land, this may well be your very best opportunity to see such a range of authentic Australian Indigenous Art.
The exhibition showcases the work of men and women who are translating the stories of many generations and nurturing the skills of the young people of their communities as they hand down their legends, traditions and gifts.