All that glitters…poetics of the Barkly
All that Glitters…poetics of the Barkly presented by Coconut Studios and Barkly Regional Arts will showcase paintings and sculptures by leading artists from the Barkly region, alongside photography by Jesse Marlow, celebrating poetic and enchanting expressions of the intimate with the power and tenacity of tradition.
Rippling light and shadow across the hills of the Barkly catch the glint of leaf, stone and grasses. Passing seasons marked by shifts in sand, firescars and tracks of the sun, herald the succession of fruit and flower harvests. Native birds and rainbows mark the visitation of rain and the earth hosts a vast array of creatures and precious metals. The works of Barkly Artists sing these treasures of the arid plains, vast skyland and the mythic, elemental forces that inhabit them. They magnify the tiny blooms and potent medicinal herbs as testimony to their significance to survival while also delighting the eye with lusters of rhythm, joy and light that uplift the spirit.
Gallery open: Thursday to Saturday 10am – 5pm, or by appointment. Closed Sundays.
Exhibition OPENING NIGHT: Friday 16 June
Image credit: Rita Beasley, ‘Wutunugurra’ 2022, synthetic polymer on linen, 122 x 91 cm
• No bookings required for this event
• Downstairs bar and reception wheelchair accessible
• Upstairs gallery not wheelchair accessible, entry via 18 stairs with handrail
• Toilet not yet wheelchair accessible