Current exhibition

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PLACE celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Charles Darwin University Art Gallery and its reopening following a forced COVID-19 closure. The exhibition features 40 works acquired for the CDU Art Collection over the past 10 years, each speaking to the concept of ‘Place’ in different ways. 

  • Read the PLACE exhibition media release here.

Art in Focus - June

Karen Mills
Dry pigment, natural ochres and fixative on canvas
Purchased for Charles Darwin University Art Collection in 2016, CDU3057
© Karen Mills

This painting is part of a series of works inspired by a road trip the artist made in 2015, across the Far North region of South Australia. With a monochromatic palette and expressionist daubing of paint, the vast and arid landscape has been reduced here to its foundational strata of rock and mineral. This timeline of geological activity can be viewed as analogous to the enduring strength and richness of Australian Indigenous culture.  

Karen Mills is a Darwin-based artist and descendent of the Balanggarra people, of the Oombulgurri and Forrest River Aboriginal reserve, in the East Kimberley, Western Australia. Her work has been included in exhibitions nationally and internationally and is held in the public collections of the National Gallery of Australia and the Parliament House Collection. 

This work is currently exhibited in PLACE: Celebrating 10 years at CDU Art Gallery exhibition, running until 10 July 2020.  

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