News and events

Salon des Refusés 2018 exhibition

Another successful exhibition opening of the Salon des Refusés at the Charles Darwin University Art Gallery saw over 400 people in attendance. Check out the images from the opening night here.

L to R: Franchesca Cubillo, Matt Ward, Paul Johnstone, Kellie Joswig and Tom Pauling AO QC   Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks speaking at the exhibition opening of Salon des Refusés 2018


CDU Art Gallery opens new Salon exhibition

Matt Ward and Paul Johnstone from SALON Art Projects with CDU Art Gallery Curator Kellie Joswig

Charles Darwin University Art Gallery’s companion exhibition to the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) will open to the public on Thursday, 9 August.

Now in its third year at CDU and kicking off the Darwin Festival, the Salon des Refusés exhibition – or SALON18 – features art works that were entered into, but not selected for, NATSIAA.

CDU Art Gallery Curator, Kellie Joswig said the Salon concept provided a showcase for art that was not chosen for the final NATSIAA exhibition.

The original Salon des Refusés was an exhibition that took place in Paris in 1863, showing works that had been rejected by the official Paris Salon.

“The concept allows artists to still be part of an exciting exhibition, even if they weren’t chosen for the awards. It also gives audiences the opportunity to see excellent Indigenous art that otherwise would not be displayed,” Ms Joswig said.

“SALON18 is a carefully curated exhibition featuring 45 works in a range of media, including a unique comic strip artwork by a talented young Western Australian artist, a unique metal sculpture, fantastic paintings on canvas, and a pair of beautiful glass vessels by renowned ACT artist Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello.

“The exhibition will surely be one to rival that of the NATSIAA,” she said.

The exhibition is hosted by CDU Art Gallery and presented by SALON Art Projects.

SALON18 will be open from 9 August until 6 October.

https://www.cdu.edu.au/newsroom/salon18


Artwork finds home at CDU

Paspalis Group of Companies Harley Paroulakis,<br>Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks<br>and artist Harold ThomasThe winning artwork at the 33rd National and Torres Strait Islander Art Award in 2016, “Tribal Abduction”, is on public display at Casuarina campus.

The artwork, on loan to CDU by Paspalis Group of Companies, was recently unveiled in the Colonnade of the Chancellery at an event attended by the artist Harold Thomas (Bundoo), dignitaries and members of the Stolen Generations.

Read the full article at: http://www.cdu.edu.au/enews/stories/tribal-abduction


Yidumduma Bill Harney Bush Professor exhibition public programs

   

CDU Art Gallery was pleased to host senior Wardaman Elder Yidumduma Bill Harney and Paul Taylor, Director of the Yabulyawan Dreaming Project for our public programs for our current exhibition Yidumduma Bill Harney Bush Professor. Please check out the Yubulyawan Dreaming Project for an in-depth documentation of culture, oral tradition and sacred rock art sites of the Yubulyawan clan of the Wardaman people of the Victoria River region of the Northern Territory.

IMAGE (left) from L to R: Jane Nankiwell, Acting Director of Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre, Curator Margie West AM, artist and senior Wardaman Elder Yidumduma Bill Harney, and CDU Art Gallery Acting Curator Kellie Joswig

IMAGE (right): Paul Taylor, Director of the Yabulyawan Dreaming Project


Charles Darwin University Art Gallery to host Salon des Refusés exhibition until 2020

Joanna Barrkman, Matt Ward and Paul JohnstoneCharles Darwin University Art Gallery is set to host the iconic companion event to the prestigious National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA) until 2020.

The Salon des Refusés exhibition, which features art works rejected from inclusion in NATSIAA, has grown in prominence since its inception in 2013, and is now firmly established as a must see event on the Darwin visual arts calendar.

CDU Art Gallery Acting Curator at the Kellie Joswig said the three-year partnership between the gallery and Territory art entrepreneurs Matt Ward and Paul Johnstone to host the exhibition was built on the importance of showcasing incredible Indigenous art to the community. Read more on this exciting partnership.


People Like Us exhibition

Image: Angelica Mesiti, Rapture (silent anthem), 2009, Single-channel video, colour. 10 minutes, 10 seconds. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.8 March - 5 May 2018

People Like Us captures universal aspects of the contemporary human condition in film, animation, digital and interactive art. In a diverse collection of recent new media works by Australian and international practitioners, the exhibition also reveals the many experimental technologies being deployed by artists as they comment on issues confronting us in the 21st century. Read more about this exciting interactive exhibition on the CDU People Like Us page.


Colin Holt: a survey

Untitled (Fitzroy Crossing), 2004, red pindan sand, PVA, bitumen, acrylic and lime on metal washing machine lid, 41.5 x 47cm, Charles Darwin University Art Collection, CDU241519 October 2017 - 17 February 2018

Colin Holt: a survey will showcase paintings and posters from a career in the Northern Territory spanning almost 40 years in which time he has forged a large following of local devotees. This exhibition is curated by Kellie Joswig, Acting Curator CDU Art Collection and Art Gallery.

Colin Holt: a survey exhibition catalogues are available at the CDU Art Gallery.



Salon des Refusés 2017

Salon1710 August – 30 September 2017

The SALON is back! Celebrating five years of the Salon des Refusés, and its second year hosted by CDU Art Gallery, this exhibition is sure to be a winner!

Presented by Paul Johnstone Gallery and Outstation – art from art centres, the Salon des Refusés has gone from strength to strength and is now firmly established as a key cultural addition to Darwin’s Dry Season activities.

Opening Night
Location: CDU Art Gallery, Orange 12, Casuarina Campus
Date: Wednesday 9 August.
Time: 6pm


Visit from His Honour the Honourable John Hardy AO, Administrator of the NT

His Honour the Honourable John Hardy AO, Administrator of the Northern Territory, and Mrs HardyThe CDU Art Gallery staff were pleased to host His Honour the Honourable John Hardy AO, Administrator of the Northern Territory, and Mrs Hardy, on a tour of The Sculptures of Atauro Island. His Honour the Administrator, and Mrs Hardy are pictured here with CDU Art Gallery Acting Curator, Kellie Joswig. 


ART FORUM: Public floor talk by Maria do Céu Lopes da Silva

Pair of ancestor figures, Artist unknown, Atauro Island, Timor-Leste, Maria do Céu Lopes da Silva Collection, no numberCDU Art Gallery invites you to a public floor-talk by Maria do Céu Lopes da Silva, as she discusses her impressive collection of sculptures that are included in The Sculptures of Atauro IslandMaria do Céu Lopes da Silva, born and raised on Atauro Island, will tell how she came to collect these distinctive works of art, from 1999 onwards, following the end of Indonesia’s occupation of Timor-Leste.

Location: CDU Art Gallery, Orange 12, Casuarina Campus
Date: 
Wednesday 7 June 2017
Time: 
5.00pm



ART FORUM: Public floor-talk by Joanna Barrkman

Man carrying children</br>Maquili, Atauro Island, Timor-Leste</br>Maria do Céu Lopes da Silva Collection</br>CF0048Visit the exhibition The Sculptures of Atauro Island with the exhibition curator, Joanna Barrkman as she gives a guided floor- talk about the unique sculptural tradition of Atauro Island, Timor-Leste. The exhibition is presented by Charles Darwin University, the Secretariat of State for Art and Culture of Timor–Leste and Timor Aid from 16 March – 15 July 2017.

Location: CDU Art Gallery, Orange 12, Casuarina Campus
Date:
Thursday 16 March 2017
Time:
12noon

Read more on the The Sculptures of Atauro Island public programs page.


The Sculptures of Atauro Island

The Sculptures of Atauro IslandExhibiting 16 March - 14 July 2017

The Sculptures of Atauro Island presents the unique and captivating sculptural tradition from this remote island that lies across the Wetar Strait from Dili, Timor-Leste’s capital city. Read more on the exhibition page.


Our feathered friends... the art of birds public floor-talk

Our feathered friends floor-talk by Dr Andrew Miller</br>Wednesday 8 February 2017 at 5:15pm

CDU Art Gallery invites you to attend a public floor-talk by Dr Andrew Miller as he discusses his collection of The Birds of Australia, 1840-1848 prints created by John Gould, H.C. Richter and Elizabeth Gould.

Read more on the floor-talk, or email artgallery@cdu.edu.au for more information.


Northern Editions sale of limited edition prints

Freddie Timms, Bow River Country, 2004</br> etching (Cat. ID: 04/79)Northern Editions will be hosting a display and Sale of limited edition prints. To view prints visit the website or see displays at:

CDU Waterfront - 21 Kitchener Dr, Darwin City, Monday - Friday: 10am - 3pm
CDU ACIKE Cafe -
Building Blue 2, Monday - Friday: 8am - 2pm
Northern Editions Gallery
- Building Orange 9, Monday - Thursday: 10am - 3pm

Contact
E: northern.editions@cdu.edu.au
T: 08 8946 6325


Yellow Chat Project

Chips Mackinolty, <em>Would that we could fly and sing forever</em>To reinforce the vulnerability of endangered bird species in the Top End, Darwin artist Chips Mackinolty created Would that we could fly and sing forever – his rendition of the Yellow Chat sub-species, (Epthianura crocea tunneyi).  Mackinolty drew inspiration for Would that we could fly and sing forever from a photograph of this rarely sighted bird taken by Micha V. Jackson.

Chips Mackinolty has generously offered to donate income generated from the sale of this print to support Robin Leppitt’s fieldwork research and the CDU Art Gallery.  The prints are available in the following sizes:

  • 30 x 30 cm (edition of 29) at $180 each (postage extra)
  • 45 x 45 cm (edition of 19) at $250 each (postage extra)
  • 90 x 90 cm (edition of 11) at $880 each (postage extra)

To order prints on line please contact: 
E: artgallery@cdu.edu.au
T: 08 8946 6621


Lecture marks 50 years since historic Lingiari walk-off

Professor Larissa Behrendt will present the 16th annual Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture

The 16th annual Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture commemorated 50 years since the historic walk-off from Wave Hill Station by Indigenous stockmen and their families, planting the seeds for Aboriginal land rights in Australia. Read the story by Harvard Law School graduate Professor Larissa Behrendt in the CDU newsroom.


CDU opens gallery to refused artworks

Joanna Barrkman, Matt Ward and Paul JohnstoneArt works rejected from inclusion in one of the Northern Territory’s most iconic and prestigious exhibitions will be on show at the Charles Darwin University from next month. Read the story in the CDU newsroom.


Bali art donation honours scholar's memory

Scholar, art collector and curator, Christopher Hill in 2014. Photographer: Rob Fyfe

The first Balinese artworks to be donated to the Charles Darwin University Art Collection will honour the memory of an avid art collector, curator and scholar Mr Christopher Hill. View the online image gallery and read the story in the CDU newsroom.


Visit from the High Commissioner of India to Australia

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks and His Excellency Mr. Navdeep Suri

The CDU Art Gallery had a visit from the High Commissioner of India to Australia, His Excellency Mr. Navdeep Suri, pictured here with Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks.


Franck Gohier art work installation

Installing prints by artist Franck Gohier

The CDU Art Collection and Art Gallery team have installed a new display cabinet in Building Blue 5, Casuarina Campus featuring newly acquired CDU Art Collection works by Darwin-based artist Franck Gohier of Red Hand Prints.


Denise Salvestro Lecture - The History of the Yirrkala Print Space

Phd candidate Denise Salvestro

Phd candidate Denise Salvestro presented a lecture on her thesis on the history and development on the Yirrkala Print Space on Wednesday 8 June. Find out more and see photos of the lecture in the image gallery.


Balnhdhurr - A Lasting Impression

Exhibiting 12 May - 15 July 2016

<i> Lightning and The Rock</i><br/>Nonggirrnga Marawili<br/>2014<br/>Photographic screenprint<br/>59 x 25cm Currently showing at the CDU Art Gallery is Balnhdhurr - A Lasting Impression. This exhibition celebrates 20 years of onsite print production at Yirrkala Print Space in the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre in Northeast Arnhem Land. This exhibition showcases the Yolngu respect for clan and country, with many prints relating to the creation stories and Law as passed on by ancestors, highlighting the importance of kinship and family.

This exhibition is presented by Charles Darwin University Art Gallery and Artback NT in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre

See Current Exhibition page for further information.


Visit from the VET Library Studies class

Students visiting the CDuU art galleryCDU Art Gallery had some engaging visitors from the VET Library Studies class from Palmerston Campus and VET Lecturer Kathryn White. Thank you for visiting us! Classes and school groups are very welcome to visit the CDU Art Gallery. Contact us for further information on arranging visiting times or floortalks.

CDU Art Collection and Art Gallery

 
Building Orange 12.1.02
Casuarina campus
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Opening hours
Wed-Fri, 10am-4pm
Sat, 10am-2pm

Kellie Joswig
Acting Curator

Eileen Lim
Exhibitions & Collection Officer

T: 08 8946 6621
F: 08 8946 7744
E: artgallery@cdu.edu.au

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