Delmar Gallery Exhibition

Delmar Gallery Exhibition

Join us this Saturday 12 March for an afternoon of events celebrating drawing at Adelaide Perry Gallery & Delmar Gallery. Don’t miss “False Ornithologies & Unnatural Histories: Martin King” and “The Secret Language of Mountains: The Art of Isawdi” before they close this Sunday.

Admission is free. Register your attendance via the booking link below.

2pm – 3pm
Venue: Adelaide Perry Gallery, Corner Hennessy and College Streets, Croydon T: 02 9704 5693
Viewing of the Perry Prize 2022 Exhibition with a special performance of Sound Drawings – Jody Graham & Mark Cauvin

> The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing Exhibition of Finalists 2022
See the works of 46 Finalists in the seventeenth Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing. A significant annual national art award, the 2022 Perry Prize received over 400 entries from artists from across the country. Judged by Dr Andrew Frost, writer, critic, curator and documentary maker.

> Performance: Sound Drawings
Jody Graham, 2022 Perry Prize Winner, and Mark Cauvin perform a duet responding to each other’s creative practice. Mark is an improvisor and composer who plays the double bass and Jody is a multidisciplinary artist who draws with drawing tools she has made from discarded items.


3.30pm – 5pm
Venue:  Delmar Gallery, 144 Victoria Street, Ashfield  T: 02 9581 6070
Curator talk (3.30pm – 4pm) by Catherine Benz followed by refreshments and viewing of current exhibitions.

> False Ornithologies and Unnatural Histories: Martin King
Martin King’s masterful, large-scale drawings invite us to step into other worlds.  As a child, King recalls being captivated by the mystique of the lyre bird, its elusiveness and beauty of its tail feather display lending it a mythical status.  In this mini-survey exhibition of the Melbourne artist’s work, it features prominently as part of King’s personal iconography alongside layered references to art and natural history that explore our complex relationship with the natural world.

> The Secret Language of Mountains: The Art of Isawdi
Isawdi (c1933 – 2019) was one of the most significant artists from Ömie territory in mountainous 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 and cosmology. Guest curated by Brennan King, manager of Ömie Artists and close friend of the artist, the exhibition focusses on her late work from 2010 to 2018.  It follows Delmar Gallery’s first exhibition of Ömie art held in 2020, Where Clouds are Spirit Parrots.

For further information, contact the galleries by email:

Catherine Benz | Curator, Delmar Gallery

Installation view of exhibition False Ornithologies & Unnatural Histories: Martin King
Installation view of exhibition The Secret Language of Mountains: The Art of Isawdi

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