Current and Past Exhibitions

Maps may have led me to become a traveller and perhaps even an artist so I see art and cartographer as rather close friends and I often mingle the two. Mud maps are those fast squiggles in the earth people create to describe directions to a place and I actually use the red mud or pindan earth from Broome as a coloring in this series of work. The grid pattern in mapping is a tool to dissect, abstract and an attempt to control terrain. On top of the grids I overlay my wandering stitches that hint of routes, tracks, roads or just desires to go someplace.
Short St Gallery is proud to present this wonderfully quirky exhibition from three of the most interesting and exciting artists working at the moment. Living in Indulkana in the APY lands in South Australia, these desert men are exploring the interplay between traditional cultural life and the modern world. For them it is a seamless reality. The traditional mamu spirits are reminiscent of modern cartoon characters. While the languid cowboys in Jimmy Pomey's paintings could be straight out of spagetti westerns. Enjoy these fabulous pictures.
An exhibition from Australia's oldest remote art centre. Established in 1948. The Ernabella artists have a strong tradition of ceramics, this juxtaposed with classic paintings reinterpreted through colour. This is a survey exhibition from central Australia featuring works by Gordon Ingkatji, Langaliki Langaliki, Pantjiti Lionel, Tjunkaya Tapaya, Yurpiya Lionel, Tjariya (Nungalka) Stanley, Yurpiya Lionel and Pepai Carroll.
An exhibition by Bernard Tjalkuri and Ginger Wikilyiri featuring emerging artists from Tjungu Palya Art Centre. Including Bradley Tunkin, Clarise Tunkin, Marita Baker and Anyupa Stevens. The intricate complexity of the painting techniques of the old men, contrasts with the vibrant energy of the younger generation, who are exploring their own interpretation of country and cultural heritage.
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.