Croakey is a sucker for a catchy title.
Not dead yet is the name of an exhibition to be opened tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug 11) at the Charles Darwin University Art Gallery in Darwin.
I thought it might be of interest to Croakey readers, for one reason or another.
Thanks to Chips Mackinolty (better known to Croakey readers perhaps through his work for the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT) for providing the following blurb – and an example below of his artwork.
“Not Dead Yet is an exhibition that surveys, for the first time, more than thirty years’ work by two leading (and still living) Darwin-based contemporary visual artists. Together, sideways and apart, they have pioneered alternative printmaking inspired by, and with a deep connection to, the Northern Territory.
Their exhibition histories span poster, printmaking and photography in Australia since 1977 (Mackinolty) and 1986 (Ritchie).
They are represented in major public galleries, libraries and museums in Australia and abroad, many private collections, as well as tertiary educational institutions. This retrospective represents the artists’ first major combined and solo exhibition at a public gallery in Australia, and the first focus survey of prints, posters and photographs in this category mounted in the Northern Territory.
Of particular interest to Croakey readers, perhaps, is the commitment by both artists to working in the Aboriginal health field – Therese with people with end stage renal disease, and Chips with Aboriginal-controlled Comprehensive Primary Health Care organisations. Both have work on these themes in the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue.”