Art Year 2015 in Review – December 2015
To welcome 2016 we open with Tiwi Mamirnikuwi Jilamara – Tiwi Women Painting.
Artists: Kaye Brown, Josephine Burak, Dymphna Kerinauia, Raelene Kerinauia, Nicola Miller Mungatopi, Janice Murray, Natalie Puantulura, Cornelia Tipuamantumirri and Susan Wanji Wanji.
23 January to 5 March 2016.
Followed by SafARI for the Sydney Biennial and the Future Feminist Archive Report. Then we promise other treats including exhibitions by Chips Mackinolty on food politics and Raquel Ormella on Joan Kerr’s Black and White Art projects.
Thank you for your support and generosity in 2015 for the Contemporary Art and Feminism initiative for the 40th Anniversary of International Women’s Year. XAP joined the momentous ground-up celebrations with exhibitions, manifestations, DAAO and Wiki-workshops, talks, books and writing, and many more actions across Australia.
Picture from top to bottom: Alex Martinis Roe, film screening, It was an unusual way of doing politics: there were friendships, loves, gossip, tears, flowers… (2014). Mini Graff, Pipped at the post (Dominos), 2015, street poster. Stop the public housing sell-off in Millers Point, The Rocks and across Sydney and NSW. Alison Alder, Get Out Quick, 2015, poster. Mother to Daughter: On Art and Caring for Homelands, Banduk Marika, Yalangbara, bark painting. Talk, ‘The History of Experimental Printmaking at Yirrkala’ by Denise Salvestro. Tricky Walsh and Mish Meijers, One does not, 2015. Tricky Walsh and Mish Meijers, 2015. Talks, on Mabel Juli’s All Kinds of Birds, by Cate Massola, of Ground Up: Community Support Network, and Jaynia Sladek, Ornithologist, Australian Museum. Mabel Juli, Goorgoorji – Warriny, Two Tawny Frog Mouths, 2015. Ochre on canvas. Bussaraporn Thongchai, Me and Mom, 2010, crayon on canvas, 130 x 150 cm, courtesy the artist and collection of Reinhart Frais. My Sisters and other Ghosts, ‘Woman and a big fish’ by Bussaraporn Thongchai, foreground talks by Denise Thwaites, Phaptawan Suwannakudt and curator Jasmin Stephens. Gracie Kumbi, Yam, 2014. Screenprint on linen, 145 x 200. Following Lines: Art and Ecology from Merrepen, installation view.