Remote art comes to Fremantle

Director of Artitja Fine Art Anna Kanaris.
Director of Artitja Fine Art Anna Kanaris.

INSPIRED by the remote landscapes, Essence of Place and The Gift Collection art exhibition is back again in Fremantle.

Exhibition organiser Anna Kanaris said it featured the work of eight artists.

“The body of work is done by a small group of studio artists who are from the remote eastern central desert in the Northern Territory,” she said.

“These communities are anywhere between 150 to 400km north east of Alice Springs.

“The theme is about place and the artists connection to their surrounds.”

The second part of the exhibition is a gift collection which Ms Kanaris said began in 2009.

“It features a small homeware gift line, this was about encouraging gift buying which sends royalties back to the artists,” she said.

“In turn it keeps a regular flow of income back to the communities.”

The works in the exhibition include paintings, small sculptures and licensed gift lines.

Ms Kanaris encouraged everyone to come down and be inspired by the work.

“Entering a space to encounter such exquisite detail in paintings depicting gum blossoms, bush orange and Spinifex bush makes it unique,” she said.

“Continuing into a ‘blast’ of colour and an emporium style room, makes this exhibition quite unique.”

THE DETAILS:

WHAT: Essence of Place The Gift Collection Art + Objects

WHEN: Friday October 26 to Sunday November 18

WHERE: Earlywork Gallery.