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Media Release: A SWEEP Old & New Works

Exhibition title/s:

A SWEEP: Old & New Works

Exhibition duration: 

Friday  21st April to Saturday 27th May 2017

FireWorks  Gallery, 52a Doggett St, Newstead QLD

Exhibition opening

Media Release: Ian Waldron The Gulf


Exhibition title/s:

Ian Waldron: The Gulf

Exhibition duration: 

14 July 2017 to 19 August 2017

FireWorks Gallery, 52a Doggett St, Newstead QLD

Exhibition opening

Lily flies out Just Arrived in the gallery...

So now as we approach 2017 a classic Michael Nelson Jagamara Yam Design (Black + White) has been interpreted as a limited edition hand woven rug. The original artwork was painted in 2001 on a large 2.5m canvas that had an ochre + gravel textured background providing a particular gritty texture, thus amplifying the shatter marks of the paint splashes – a feature certainly acknowledged in the finished rug design.

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Rosella Namok workshop at FireWorks Gallery

Over the past week, from Saturday 29 October - Saturday 5 November, Rosella Namok came down from Cairns, QLD, to undertake an artist workshop in the gallery. During the workshop, she painted works contributing to her Stinging Rain series, as well as exploring techniques of paint scraping and using her fingers to create lines in the paint. Some of the works Rosella painted in this workshop are now on display in the gallery, as part of the She Walks the Line 1 exhibition, showing until Thursday 1 December 2016.

Michael Aird in conversation in Michael Eather - an Artist Talk for 'Resolution: New Indigenous Photomedia', a National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition

On Sunday 6 November, Michael Aird and Michael Eather engaged in an Artist Talk for 'Resolution: New Indigenous Photomedia', a National Gallery of Australia touring exhbition at the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Murwillumbah.

Michael Nelson Jagamara Five Stories 1984 Success!

Michael Nelson Jagamara achieves Sotheby's auction record!

Overnight at Sotheby's London, Michael Nelson Jagamara's iconic work, Five Stories, 1984, achieved an artist record, and perhaps also a record for the highest price for any living Aboriginal artist, when the work sold for AUD$687,877 (GBP401,000), more than doubling the pre-sale estimate of AUD$256,500-$342,000 (GBP150,000-200,000). The work, offered to auction from the Gabrielle Pizzi Collection, is considered to be the most significant piece of contemporary Aboriginal Art, and is said to be the most published and exhibited work by any Indigenous Australian artist.

Seminal Michael Nelson Jagamara work goes to auction at Sotheby's London

Michael Nelson Jagamara's seminal work, Five Stories, an iconic poster image for Australian Aboriginal Art in the 1980s, is a highlight of next week's Sotheby's London auction, in their second London sale solely curated of Aboriginal Art. Accompanied by works of other revered Aboriginal artists such as Emily Kngwarreye and Tracey Moffat, the auction is one not to be missed.