13 Mar 2018 to 29 Apr 2018
Ngurrambaa brings together the work of nine Indigenous Australian artists with diverse artistic backgrounds, that have been united through their participation in the annual Indigenous Print Workshop run by Cicada Press, a printmaking studio within the University of NSW’s Art and Design school.
The annual print workshop provides an opportunity for contemporary Indigenous artists to come together from across Australia, extending their existing art practice into a new medium. Bringing their stories and culture from the diverse regions of Australia, the artists collaborate in storytelling, ideas, and techniques to create new artworks that are distinct from their usual practice.
The title Ngurrambaa is a Yuwaalaraay term meaning the place where one’s spirit comes into the world and the place where the spirit exits the world. It is inspired by a work of the same name by Cicada Press’ resident elder, Uncle Vic Chapman, and represents a selection of works that have a deep connection to place.
The exhibition features over 40 prints from artists Vic Chapman, Nici Cumpston, Dale Harding, Vanessa Inkamala, Laurel Nannup, David Nolan, Caroline Sibosado, Darrell Sibosado and Garry Sibosado.
This stunning exhibition is one of six exhibitions currently at MAMA.