Previous Touring Exhibitions
Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award: Celebrating 20 years
The Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award: Celebrating 20 Years is touring during 2004-2005 to Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne and Cairns.
This is the first triennial tour drawn from the annual Award exhibition staged in Darwin and sponsored by Telstra.
The exhibition features forty-seven works from the 20th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award in 2003, including the Telstra First Prize winning work by Richard Bell entitled Scientia E Metaphysica (Bell's Theorem).
The four category winners were: Winner of Telstra General Painting Award - Regina Wilson for Syaw-Fish Net. Winner of the Wandjuk Marika 3D Memorial Award - Lorna Jin-gubarrangunyja for Conical Fish Trap.
Speaking with Cloth
1 April 2005 - 30 June 2006
Six textiles from the Abbott Collection, 2000 have been selected to represent each of these themes. Each textile acts as a springboard to explore both the technical aspects of Indonesian textiles along with their historical and contemporary significance. By giving the textiles voices based on historical fact, each of these six textiles speak to us about how they were made, used and regarded across the Indonesian archipelago.
The six people who generously contributed their knowledge to the original exhibition gave voice to explain the significance that the textiles hold for them. Each story offered insights into the extensive cultural importance and layered meaning that these textiles continue to hold for Indonesian people today.