Margaret Rarru Garrawurra creates timeless forms

Arnhem Land artist Margaret Rarru Garrawurra has won the prestigious National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award for 2022 with a work featuring her signature rich black-dyed pandanus which she is renowned for. A closely-guarded process she discovered through rigorous experimentation, the dense charcoal coloration emphases the hand-weaving process. You can view works by…

Transitions Now: Contemporary Aboriginal Forms & Images

In ‘Transitions Now: Contemporary Aboriginal Forms and Images’ opening at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 6 August 2022, innovative textured and sculpted works illustrate Aboriginal Australian artists’ ongoing commitment to declaring their identity and vital presence in contemporary society. In dynamic juxtapositions, individual and group artistic statements predominate over strictly held categories, demonstrating…