platypus - CopyOpening Thursday 21st March 6-8pm

Please join us to welcome artist, Wayne Liwingu McGinness and his edgy stainless steel creations to Sydney.  With paperbark, rainforest and Torres Strait Island heritage, Wayne is a creative master of metal sculptures.   Wayne enjoyed a sell out solo show in Cairns at UMI Arts last year and is developing remarkable pieces especially for this exhibition.   Contrasting stainless steel with clay, there are haunting Bagu figures related to the rainforest people’s practice of fire keeping in NE Queensland.  We’ve mixed this up with some  fabulous creations from the top end in pandanus – fibre work that’s special and unusual from some of the top artists of  Arnhemland and Elcho Island art centres.  And then we’ve added fabulous soft sculptures from Grooyt Island created from the colourful torquoise and green and very deadly ghost nets washed up on the beaches.   And as it’s a 3D mixT exhibition of regions and media, there’ll be Indigenous Fashion on people courtesy of Mondo Rondo’s new range based on artworks from Warlukurlangu Art Centre.

It’s Art Month Sydney’s Rozelle Precinct  night so there’ll be a lot to see in our neighbourhood and a party to follow at the Sydney College of the Arts.  Please come along.