WELCOME TO COUNTRY by BONNIE BRODIE at ASSP Gallery Port Adelaide

ASSP Gallery Port Adelaide launched on the 5th February with a big opening night the Aboriginal Art, Craft and Woodcarvings exhibition:

WELCOME TO COUNTRY ceremony by Bonnie Brodie
(Lartelare in Port Adelaide has been created and named to honour the birthplace and rich cultural history of Kaurna elder Lartelare, her descendants and the wider Aboriginal community. Lartelare is designed for local residents and visitors to sit, stroll, and reflect upon the stories it tells. The guide on the day was Bonnie Brodie, who is a descendant of Lartelare herself.)            

Deputy Mayor Michael Iammarone for His Worship the Mayor of Port Adelaide Enfield did read to the artists and community a 2-pages long congratulation letter to the exhibition and Aboriginal Art before he opened the exhibition with his own speech.

Our thank-you goes all speakers even not named here but listed below, our sponsors and supporter.

The exhibition from 20th March 2016 until before Easter was very important for the artists and Port Adelaide.

On show were traditional and contemporary paintings by long and not so long established but international recognised and awarded artists.

Guests and visitors used the opportunity to talk to the artists and asked questions to Aboriginal culture, the artworks, the stories to the artworks  and to the history.

There came also questions up to the use in the past and present of the hand-carved traditional tools and weapons.

Royalty-free music was supplied and the opening speeches recorded by Max, Owner and operator of The Soundmiller Studios (previous Electric Railway Studio) Huntfield Heights SA  http://soundmiller.com.au/

Music Equipment and Recording of Speeches by Max E Miller owner of Electric Railway Studio Huntfield Heights

The Soundmiller Studios (previous Electric Railway Studio) Huntfield Heights –

The photographer of the night was Terry Lions, usually a maritime and maritime races photographer.

Last light check by Sue's friend Terry before the doors open for public.

Last light check by Sue’s friend Terry before the doors open for public.

ASSP Gallery features beside the long established, international accredited and awarded artists AG Sparrow, G Harald, R Taylor, S Gertz, T  Walker and the woodcarving artists include Leno Sykes, and five works of Our Young Mob winners from Port Lincoln High School http://www.plhs.sa.edu.au/young-mob/

The young awards recipients were encouraged at the awards presentation by Gavin Wanganeen  to keep up their great work so Sue, the owner of ASSP Gallery Port Adelaide thought ‘what better encouragement for this young artists are deeds’ so she contacted Port Lincoln High School to offer being part of this exhibition. Wanda, the art teacher, and her colleagues, have been very cooperative in providing five of the awarded paintings so our special thanks to her, the artists and everyone else involved!

Sadly our young artists couldn’t attend the opening night of the exhibition.

 

S Gertz
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Narrunga woman
Point Pearce
Mission Yorke Pen

G Harald
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Rockhampton Central Queensland

R Taylor
Medium: Acrylic on canvas, Watercolour on canvas, Mosaics, Lead Lighting
Accredited Aboriginal Tour Guide
Arrente Northern Territory

T Walker
A young contemporary artist from Adelaide South Australia with an unique and colourful art style. Teresa’s artworks was recognised by The Advertiser in a big featured article with photo of artist and her work.
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

AG Sparrow
Aunty’s works are a mixture of traditional and contemporary arts from across the country.
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Leno
Woodcarver
Amateur Photographer
Largs Bay South Australia

J Murphy
Woodcarver
Tour Guide
Filmmaker
Rockhampton Central Queensland

The Exhibition Opening Night Speakers:

Cr Michael Iammarrone JP – Deputy Mayor of the Port Adelaide
Michael did read after his speech the following letter

Opening Night letter from Senator the Hon Mick Fiflied Minister for the Arts

 

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Senator the Hon Mick Fifield – Letter page 2

 

WHAT:
Aboriginal Art, Craft, Woodcarvings exhibition 5th February to 20th March
Exhibition launch was held Friday 5th February 2016

WHERE:
ASSP Gallery, Shop 3/70 Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide
https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/Port+Adelaide+Railway+Station/3%2F70+Commercial+Rd,+Port+Adelaide+SA+5015/@-34.8465394,138.5064647,17z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m2!1m1!1s0x6ab0c6e4e0c73ee9:0xd16165521f862324!1m2!1m1!1s0x6ab0c6e3b40ccf5d:0x710c0b2b95c2fedd!3e2

70 Commercial Rd Port Adelaide SA 5015. There where you see the A-frame is the entrance to ASSP Gallery/Exhibitions and Sale of souvenirs, gifts, craft, art

WHEN:
Friday, February 5th exhibition launch 5pm to 8pm

http://assp.suesmithphotography.com.au/index.php/exhibitions-shows-events/aboriginal-art-craft-and-woodcarvings-exhibition-5th-february-to-20th-march-2016/

http://www.plhs.sa.edu.au/aboriginal-artists-in-adelaide/

http://www.plhs.sa.edu.au/aboriginal-artists-in-adelaide/

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