Opening nights: Streets of Papunya & Out of the Matrix

Please join us at RMIT Gallery on Thursday 5 May from 6-8 pm when Martin Bean CBE, Vice-Chancellor and President, RMIT University, launches two new exhibitions:


FRIDAY 6 MAY – STREETS OF PAPUNYA Curator and artist talk

Featuring: Vivien Johnson and Charlotte Phillipus Napurrula

Streets of Papunya includes some of the first women painters in the desert, who joined the original Papunya art movement in the early 1980s, and the daughters of many of the ground-breaking Papunya Tula artists of the 1970s.

Charlotte Phillipus Napurrula, a painter and executive member of the Papunya Tjupi Art Centre, will be travelling to Melbourne for the opening of the Streets of Papunya exhibition at RMIT Gallery, and will speak about the work in the exhibition along with eminent Papunya scholar curator Vivien Johnson in this floor talk.Free – bookings required


Thursday 12 May | 5.30-6.30pm: Panel discussion – The expanding print

Join printmakers exhibiting in Out of the Matrix for this panel discussion on ‘the expanding print’.

Chair Jazmina Cininas, panel: Joel Gailer, Bridget Hillebrand, Clare Humphries,  Andrew Tetzlaff.

One of the interesting things about artists who are print informed is that they are quite taken with media that do not appear to immediately relate, such as the moving image.

Notions of enactment and performance resonate with many artists who utilise a matrix base. A printed mode of production may bring with it a consciousness of the moment of contact between plate and paper as an event, as a ritual or even an embrace. Free: bookings essential


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