Yalanji Art Centre has had a reflective 2020. Like many of our fellow art centres we experienced reduced art making, exhibition and sales. However, a highlight of our year was the Together We Tell Our Stories: Indigenous Glass Ceramics, Fibre and Canvas exhibition at Sabbia Gallery earlier in the year.
Together We Tell Our Stories is the first in a biannual Indigenous exhibition series which aims to present Indigenous artists and communities who are telling their own stories whilst creating artwork at the highest level with their chosen materials. Each artist is looking back at traditions for inspiration, whilst at the same time looking forward, creating extraordinary artwork as contemporary artists and developing their studio practice.
This group exhibition brings together ceramic and fibre artists from remote Australia and features new work from Ernabella, Girringun, Maningrida, and Yalanji Art centres, as well as glass from Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, and works on canvas from Ernabella. Artists from Yalanji who feature in the exhibition at Sabbia gallery were Vanessa Cannon, Lorna Shuan, Andrew Gibson and Luwana Spratt.
Each artist is looking back at traditions for inspiration, whilst at the same time looking forward, creating extraordinary artwork as contemporary artistsYalanji Arts Manager
Main image credit: Lorna Shuan at work. Image: Yalanji Arts