Elcho Island Project

2013 Retrospective

Featuring a selection of handmade prints and installations by TOP’s resident artists Helen Sheferaw, Ghazaleh Shokrollahi, Khue Nguyen, María Peña, Julius Bright Sackey, Ruby Djikarra Alderton.

The retrospective celebrates significant moments in the complex visual cultural narrative of The Ownership Project, from The Yuta Project screenprints by young artists from Yirrkala (NT), depictions of Yolŋgu culture and clan designs from Elcho Island (NT), to the Mothers and Ink prints by women from Horn of Africa communities (VIC), and the Clan and Country prints and installations from local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (VIC).

Join us to celebrate the works and connections made to date, and the exciting future ahead for TOP’s Creative Capacity and Artists in Residence programs in Kulin Country.

 

Opening event: 6-8pm Thursday 12 December

Exhibition dates: 12 – 22 December 2013

Gallery: Level 1/110 Johnston St, Fitzroy

Installation by Helen Sheferaw

by Helen Sheferaw

Pinapple by Nadia Ahmed

Elcho Island cushion covers

 Photography by Tamaryn Goodyear

Photography by Tamaryn Goodyear

In celebration of the current Dirramu Ga Miyalku Djama print exhibtion, the Ownership Project is releasing a limited edition range of stunning, hand-printed cushion covers with lino cut designs commissioned from Elcho Island artists Judy Manany and Ruth Lulwarriwuy. All cushion covers have been carefully hand printed in The Ownership Project studio and manufactured a few streets away at The Social Studio.

Due to the nature of hand printing the lino designs, each cushion cover is unique in its design layout. Available in small and large sizes and an array of vibrant colour combinations.

These stunning Elcho Island cushion covers will be for sale in the gallery until sold out.

 Photo by Tamaryn Goodyear

Photo by Tamaryn Goodyear

Textiles workshop with Koskela Design

 Ruth Lulwarriwuy grinding down ochres for her art

Ruth Lulwarriwuy grinding down ochres for her art

In July, Sean travelled to remote Galiwin’ku, Elcho Island, to run a textile workshop in conjunction with Sydney based design company, Koskela Designs. The collaboration between Koskela Designs, Sean, and the talented local artists was incredibly fruitful.

Out of the workshop a stunning new range of fabric designs were created by Megan Gurruwiwi, Judy Manany, Mavis Ganambarr, Ruth Lulwarriwuy, and Margaret Rarru. Keep an eye on the Koskela Designs website for details of when this new range of fabric will be released.

Check out Kosela Designs.