Come along to the launch of two exhibitions coordinated by Wangkangurru Artist and Curator Marika Davies based in Port Augusta.
Flinders Gallery features Aboriginal Artist Marli Macumba in a solo exhibition titled MILYIKA, after her Anangku name. Marli is based in Port Augusta and is from Iwantja (Indulkana), Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands in northern South Australia. Marli descended from Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara, Arrenta, Gurindji and Walpiri People. She is an established artist who shares her culture through her art. Her skills have been passed on through the Tjukurpa, the law and way of life governing her country. Marli uses traditional story telling techniques to create new ways of sharing her cultural knowledge. Her modern style brings elements of nature together into imaginative, vibrant contemporary breathtaking artwork. Marli is currently living and working as an artist and community leader in the Mid North of South Australia. Follow her on Instagram at @marlisart_ & @marli_macumba
Running along side this exhibition in the Vivian Crisp Gallery, local and regional Aboriginal artists are featured in an exhibition titled Healing Country, Heal Nation, in line with this years NAIDOC theme Heal Country! which calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect, and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage. Come along to see beautiful paintings of storylines, song-lines, hand painted home wares and one of a kind didgeridoos handcrafted from Mallee.
This exhibition runs until July 25th.
Marli Macumba, Desert Flowers 2021 (detail). Acrylic on Canvas, 100 x 100cm.
Image used with permission from the artist
Image copyright Marli Macumba 2021
2021 National NAIDOC Poster – Maggie-Jean Douglas ‘Care for Country’. The 2021 National NAIDOC Poster incorporating the Aboriginal Flag (licensed by WAM Clothing Pty Ltd) and the Torres Strait Islander Flag (licensed by the Torres Strait Island Council).