Delmar Gallery Exhibition
Free exhibition talks this weekend.
Visit Trinity’s Delmar Gallery this weekend and enjoy our two new exhibitions, “The Secret Language of Mountains: the Art of Isawdi” and “False Ornithologies & Unnatural Histories: Martin King”.
On Sunday at 2pm, Melbourne artist Martin King will give a free guided tour of his exhibition and at 2.30pm, Ömie Artists manager, Brennan King, will give his firsthand insights into the art of the late PNG artist, Isawdi.
Martin is one of Australia’s foremost printmakers and an extraordinary draughtsman. His epic drawing, “Black Thursday”, was recently awarded the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award. His exhibition at Delmar Gallery is an immersive installation of large-scale drawings, etchings, neon and animation, exploring our complex relationships with the natural world. We are very fortunate that he has been able to make time in his busy schedule to conduct workshops with Year 9 and Year 11 Visual Arts students on Monday.
Isawdi (c1933 – 2019) was one of the most significant artists from Ömie territory in south eastern Papua New Guinea. This is the first solo exhibition of her work in Australia. Her drawings and barkcloth paintings contain an encyclopaedic knowledge of Ömie culture, cosmology and the natural world. Brennan was a close friend of the artist’s in her later years, and recorded her accounts of the stories and symbolism behind her masterful compositions.
RSVP is required to the exhibition talks.
Delmar Gallery is open to the public from Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 5pm. The exhibitions run until 13 March.
Catherine Benz | Curator, Delmar Gallery