Exhibitions

Current and Past Exhibitions

This exhibition from Amata community, highlights the complex and diverse interpretations of country and culture. From the intensely majestic works of Sylvia Ken, to the exuberantly gestural paintings by Barbara Moore. The common link is geography and shared stories, uniquely depicted by each different artist. Featuring Mick Wikilyiri, Ray Ken, Freddy Ken, Rini Tiger, Sylvia Ken, Wawiriya Burton, Tjimpayi Presley, Yaritji Young and Barbara Moore.
An exhibition that explores the coast around East ArnhemLand. With works from the formidable Garawan Wanambi, his wife Manini Gumana, and Lamangirra #2 Gumana (aka Losa). These finely raarked works explore the relationship of the deeper waters with the coast. Deep water has many states, these can reveal theselves when interacting with the sacred waters running from the land. The Yolgnu have a deep understanding of this interplay, and it is an entrenched part of the rich cultural history and law that occurs around Garrapara (Manini and Losa's country) and Raymangirr (Garawan's Country).
This breathtaking exhibition explores the culturally important Garnkiny Ngarranggarni (Moon Story). The Garnkiny story outlines the beginning of time, and when death first came to man. It is the foundation story of Kija existence, and cultural life. Mabel Juli has been painting this story for a number of years. In this breakthrough exhibition we see many of the other important artists from Warmun, painting this story for the first time. Please visit www.shortstgallery.com to view this exhibition.
All works under $2000, this is a special exhibition full of wonderful ideas for Christmas. Joyously uplifting works, prints and paintings from all over Australia. Celebrate our wonderful country, and its diverse landscape, while giving a fabulously unique gift for Christmas. This is an online exhibition, full of great ideas to help take the stress out of Christmas shopping. Enjoy!!
Featuring new works from John Awram. John lived in Broome for many years and is now living in Cairns, This exhibition explores the mind as an interior landscape. Using the visceral materials of cardboard, wood and charcoal, the implications of the transient nature of existence is revealed. Awram takes us on a journey into the interior through his intricate drawings and mind maps. Short St Gallery is proud to present this unique exhibition.
Nganampa tjukurpa nganana nintini Tjitji malatja tjuta. These are the stories we teach our children. In memory of Kunmanara Williamson. An exhibition from the women artists of Amata. Including Kunmanara Williamson, Barbara Moore, Sylvia Ken, Tjungkara Ken, Tjimpayi Presley, Serena Ken, Freda Brady, Sharon Adamson, Mona Shepherd, and Paniny Mick. These works remind us of the imperative significance of inter-generational wisdom. Each work is weighted with a sense of importance, these are not just simple landscapes, they are imbued with meanings of things that are fundamental to our existence. In celebrating country these women are emphasising the very nature and the significance of consciousness itself.
The artists from Bidyadanga dramatically altered the colour palette of the whole desert art movement. In order to pay tribute to the Karrajarri, whom had taken them in when they left their traditional desert country in the late 1960's and early 1970's, they chose to paint their desert homeland using the colours of the saltwater country. This was radical, and created a movement with ramifications still impacting the desert painters today. They started painting in 1998, many of the artists are no longer with us, but they live on through the dynamic and powerful art. A tribute to their traditional bush life, and the extraordinary power and history of the Great Sandy Desert.
East of Kalgoorlie, running down to the Great Australian Bight, is some of the most remote country in the world, this is Spinifex Country, home to traditional country men and woman (including the last family to walk out of the desert in 1986). The art is made in country on site of many of the stories, and embodies a rich and long unbroken cultural practice and tradition. The energy of the desert country, and the intimate understanding and knowledge of each place, is immediately felt. Each work is laden with a presence a raw power which transcends culture and language. Short St Gallery is proud to present this unique and enlightening exhibition.
To commemorate the Pinctada Polo event in Broome for 2014, Short St Gallery would like to announce a special monumental exhibition by two senior desert law men. This vibrant collection of paintings represent the journeys of Papa (dog), many important inma (ceremony) are connected to the travels of the dog. It is apt that these works are being shown in Broome, a place where the desert meets the sea, and also where the dog dreaming people migrated. We would like to invite you to come and experience the wonder, and rich cultural history of the desert landscape documenting 30,000 years of journeys across the vast interior of Australia.
An exhibition by Ralwurrandji Wanambi and Manini Gumana. In the last two years of her life Ralwurrandji Wanambi introduced a radical innovation to the Yolŋu art vocabulary with her extensive use of sand both painted and unpainted. Despite illness her creativity multiplied and she produced this radical body of work right up until her passing. This exhibition is a milestone in the Yolŋu art history of East Arnhem and Yirrkala. Manini is good company for her. She too has struck an innovation that has no precedent. She is the first to make the outline to her work solely using the marwat or cross hatching brush made from human hair. In eschewing a framework built by a larger painting brush she sets herself apart from all that has gone before.