Monthly archive May, 2013
Digby Moran - Someone's Always Watching You

Digby Moran – Someone’s Always Watching You

“As a boy growing up on an island in the Richmond River (Northern Rivers, NSW) a wise old spiritual man once told me “no matter what you do someone’s always watching you”.  I never really knew what he meant, but now I’m older and wiser I can see for myself what he was trying to...
Papunya Tjupi - On Line Exhibition

Papunya Tjupi – On Line Exhibition

Tali Gallery is pleased to exhibit work from the Papunya Tjupi Aboriginal Owned Community Enterprise, representing over 100 artists, where sharing of knowledge and skills to foster self determination and cultural development is encouraged.  This is done through arts practice, community activities, meaningful employment and training opportunities. All proceeds are shared between the artists and...
Bangarra/ TaliG Fundraiser for International Grammar School

Bangarra/ TaliG Fundraiser for International Grammar School

Tali Gallery is proud to be involved in this fundraising event for the IGS Indigenous Scholarship Program. Come along and enjoy dance and music and take up the gold or silver for  fine food from the Edna’s Table crew and enjoy our Art Exhibition, curated with help from students from the Sydney College of the...
Tjanpi Creatures from the Desert

Tjanpi Creatures from the Desert

The Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council was formed in 1980.  They encourage women to carry on culture and build esteem through their creativity and operate a Co-Op for the promotion of weaving and jewellery making.   Known as the Tjanpi Desert Weavers, the women  use desert materials such as natural grasses and feathers as well...
Digby Moran - a New Tali Gallery Artist

Digby Moran – a New Tali Gallery Artist

Tali Gallery is delighted to be working with Digby – a Bundjalung artist whose work speaks from the heart and soul and is imbued with memories and stories from his childhood. Digby has been referred to Tali Gallery by the Indigenous Development Officer of Arts Northern Rivers.   His latest project involves paintings related to...
Bagu and Jiman Figures from Girringun Community, Queensland

Bagu and Jiman Figures from Girringun Community, Queensland

The form and imagery of the objects in this installation has its origins in the sky. A mystical spirit of fire, the Chikka-bunnah, would throw the jiman (firesticks) across the sky and a trail of fire would follow.   The subject of many campfire stories, this malevolent spirit was capable of “instilling great fear into...
Danielle Mate Sullivan's Evocative Landscapes

Danielle Mate Sullivan’s Evocative Landscapes

Danielle M Sullivan draws on her heritage from the Kunja people of Queensland.   Danielle was born in Fairfield NSW and has a raft of achievements in her young career as a versatile and talented painter.  This collection of works is about Country, light and space and is a delight to the eye as a celebration...
Preschool and School Visits

Preschool and School Visits

Tali Gallery was delighted to host a visit from KU Phoenix Preschool kids, staff and parents with another due on the 22nd May.  We have also had visits from students of the Montessori School and the Rozelle Childcare Centre at Callan Park this month who will return to their sandpit to draw symbols in the...
Beanie Festival 2013

Beanie Festival 2013

    The theme of the 2013 Beanie Festival is “Beanies from the Heart – A Celebration of Friendship” For a third year Tali Gallery will hold the Beanie Festival exhibition in conjunction with the Alice Springs Beanie Festival – a 17 year-old community-run event that represents Aboriginal women from remote Central Australian communities and...
Red Dust Fundraiser - a Big Journey Ahead

Red Dust Fundraiser – a Big Journey Ahead

  We have connected Tali Gallery artist, Danielle M Sullivan with Jessica and Vanig from Dreamtime Drive, who will be travelling around Australia in a Toyota 4WD, visiting remote communities and promoting and fundraising for Red Dust – an organisation which brings innovative and individual health initiatives to Indigenous youth in remote communities.   Danielle will...
New Arrivals - Award Winning Fibre Artists

New Arrivals – Award Winning Fibre Artists

Robyn Djunginy was named NAIDOC Artist of the Year in 2011.  Robyn weaves and paints for her community art centre at Ramingining in Arnhemland (Bula Bula) and visited the gallery on the weekend of her Awards Ceremony and gave weaving demonstrations.   Her ‘bottle’ shaped pandanus works are included in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art...
New Arrivals - Artefacts from Arnhemland

New Arrivals – Artefacts from Arnhemland

Tali Gallery has enjoyed a strong association and fondness for owls since our cross cultural Indigenous exhibition relating to the 2012 Greek Festival of Sydney.   These carved and ochre painted owls by Megan Yunupingu and Judy Manany come from the community Art Centre on Elcho Island and there is often a waiting list for them.