Lockhart River Arts Centre has a new commercial gallery representative in Wangaratta, Victoria Australia. The new working relationship is with director Hans Sip of Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery and commenced in early June 2019. This is a long term relationship which includes confirmed artworks availability at prime locations in Rutherglen Victoria, Corowa and Albury in New South Wales.
Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery started an impressive exhibition titled "Northern Exposure" on Friday 21 June 2019. The exhibition will end on 21 September 2019 and features works by 2 Lockhart River artists and 1 artist from Fiztroy Crossing. Northern Exposure details stories from Lockhart River in Far North Queensland and Fitzroy Crossing, Kimberley Western Australia. The exhibition showcases works from 3 celebrated Aboriginal artists and features large impact, spirit figure and storytelling works by Jack Macale Loodgengarddinge from Fitzroy Crossing; stories of friendship, food gathering and observation of landscape by late Adrian King from Lockhart River; plus grand scale abstract colour field paintings by Patrick Butcher Jnr from Lockhart River. The paintings are are from communities almost a continent apart, yet each work speaks of an attachment to Country.
Patrick Butcher Jnr and Corporation Manager Enoch Perazim attended the exhibition opening on Friday 21 June 2019 at the prestigous De BORTOLI Rutherglen Family Wine Makers Estate Cellar Door at 13-35 Drummond Street, Rutherglen. De BORTOLI Rutherglen provided 5 star free accomodation and superior meals for the Lockhart River team whilst the Arts Centre paid for airfares. The marketing and all exhibition costs were paid for by Hans Sip of Aboriginal Exhibitions.
We invite all tourists, visitors and general public to visit the the De BORTOLI Cellar Door to see and consider a purchase from the exhibition and taste one of the top Australian producing family wine makers list of wines.
Written by Enoch Perazim, Corporation Manager