WARRAKAN: FIBRE WORKS BY TONY CAMERON + PENNY MILINGU WANAPUYNGU
Aboriginal Bush Traders is proud to present Warrakan: fibre works by Tony Cameron and Penny Milingu Wanapuyngu, an impressive body of work by two remote East Arhnem Land fibre artists.
Tony Cameron and Penny Milingu Wanapuyngu weave and sculpt their works together. Daring and delightful, their collaborations render animals and spirit figures from pandanus, paperbark, cane and papier-mâché. Their unique sculptural pieces are capturing the attention of the nation.
Tony Cameron is a fibre sculpture artist who lives and works in the remote East Arhnem Land community of Gapuwiyak. He has been collaborating with Penny since they met, “We have been working together for many years and we have travelled around a lot. We always work together well. With all the skills I have developed I can help Penny make anything.”
Born in Roper River Misson, Penny Milingu Wanapuyngu is a Galikali woman who learnt to weave watching her mother from a young age. Penny’s pandanus sculptures, baskets, stringbags and mats speak to the quality and technical brilliance of the weavers of the region.
Both Tony and Penny have exhibited both nationally and internationally including exhibitions at the Tunbridge Gallery (WA), Aboriginal Contemporary (NSW) and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan.
Tony has also been shortlisted as a finalist for the 36th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (2019).
Tony and Penny live in Gapuwiyak Community and produce their work with the support of Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts.
Please join us for the opening at 6pm on Friday 17 May.
6pm Friday 17 May 2019 at
Aboriginal Bush Traders
74 The Esplanade, Darwin CBD
EXHIBITION: 17 May to 8 June 2019
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Image: Tony Cameron, Darter (matjika) 2019, fibre sculpture [50x33cm]. Image courtesy of Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts Aboriginal Corporation.