, Ernabella Ceramics, Tjimpuna Williams, Carlene Thompson & Janet DeBoos in the studio at Ernabella, 2014
In conjunction with Art Month Sydney please join Sabbia Gallery’s directors Anna Grigson and Maria Grimaldi on Saturday 8 March from 2.00 to 4.00pm for two wonderful events as part of the Tjungu Warkarintja, Fifteen Years Ernabella ceramics exhibition. The exhibition will run from 5 – 29 March 2014.
The afternoon will be a rare opportunity to gain a greater insight into this outstanding indigenous arts community and enjoy conversations over light refreshments.
EXHIBITION FLOOR TALK, 2.00pm
Highly acclaimed and internationally recognised Australian ceramicist Janet DeBoos is a teacher, mentor, advocate and artist. For many years, she has been instrumental in developing and promoting the exchanges between several ceramics and arts based communities in Australia and overseas, predominantly China. Since 2009, DeBoos has been visiting Ernabella, working as a volunteer at the art centre. She will be speaking about the exhibition, Ernabella Arts and the experience of working together.
ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS, 2.00 – 4.00pm
Four of Ernabella’s award winning artists; Ngunytjima Carroll, Carlene Thompson, Derek Thompson and Tjimpuna Williams will be at Sabbia Gallery demonstrating their unique and beautiful sgraffito technique of carving on ceramics.
‘Our stories are from a long time ago and they will live in the future with our children. When they grow up they will be working at the art centre. They will be the owners of our art centre and will keep our culture strong.’
Milyika Carroll, 2013
RSVP Essential by Tuesday 4 March to Sarah Grimaldi on firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9361 6448