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The success of Stephen Harrison’s on line exhibition was a tremendous boost given the coronavirus circumstances and we thank every one for their support.

Jo Hollier is our next featured artist and we will launch her exhibition online and physically in the gallery with the opening on Sunday, July 5 at 2pm.

In the meantime we have brought out some favourite art from the stockroom, always a treasure trove of paintings and prints by local and regional artists.


DELLA JACKSON - Abstract paintings on canvas

Graduate Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) ANU School of Art.

I love these lively, colourful abstract paintings and their cheeky titles.


Della Jackson, Disarmed, oil on canvas. D. 36x46cm $210


Della Jackson, I miss you bad princess, acrylic on canvas. D. 36x46cm. $210


Della Jackson, May. Chicken. Acrylic on canvas. D. 20x20cm. $180


MITJILY NAPURRULA

Mitjily Napurrula, a Pintupi painter from the Haasts Bluff, Western Dessert Region. NT.

Highly regarded for her strong and distinctive personal style based on paintings of trees and country. Her works are widely collected both publicly, including the AGNSW, NGA, NGV, Artbank and in private collections in Australia and internationally. Mitjily Napurrula died in April, 2019. She often painted in bright colours – reds, purple, yellow, but I love the natural red pigments in this painting.


Mitjily Napurrula, Watiya Tjuta, acrylic on canvas (framed) c. 2009. D.180x120cm $7000. (certificate of authenticity).


ROSIE TASMAN NAPURRURLA

This screenprint, by collaborator/platemaker, Basil Hall from the original painting, titled. First Love, is from the series, yilpinji, love art and ceremony, a collection of prints by Aboriginal artists exploring the visual tradition relating to Yilpinji and curated by Christine Nicholls.


Rosie Tasman Napurrurla, First Love. D. 91x71cm (framed size). $600.


PADDY STEWART JAPALJARRI

Ngarlu Jukurrpa – Love Story Dreaming also from the series, yilpinji, love art and ceremony, a collection of prints by Aboriginal artists exploring the visual tradition relating to Yilpinji and curated by Christine Nicholls.


Paddy Stewart Japaljarri, Ngarlu Jukurrpa – Love Story Dreaming, also printed from the original painting by Basil Hall Editions. D. 91x71cm (framed size). $600.


Each of these prints come with a copy of the hard cover book, yilpinji, love, art and ceremony which tells in graphic detail the story of each painting.


JO HOLLIER

Jo’s upcoming exhibition of prints at Helen Stephens Gallery from July 5 – August will be both on line and in the gallery. She says: “I am a full time practicing artist living in Canberra. I specialise in hand printmaking techniques that produce unique prints, monoprints and limited edition etchings or relief prints. I have been a printmaker for the last 20 years.

"I like to explore the painterly aspects of printmaking, experiment with textures and colours as much as possible. I love to manipulate the ink on the printing plate, combining techniques, mixing colour and adding collaged papers. I love the sometimes random results that can be achieved by direct colour mixing and layering the ink on the plate.”



Jo Hollier,Peppermint gum (Eucalyptus nicholii) with wattle bird. 100 % cotton rag paper, eco-dyed with linoprint. D. 40x70 framed. $500.


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