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Art Almanac magazine article Nov 2017

Art Almanac magazine article Nov 2017

Penny Evans: YiiY – A Method to Decolonise 30 October 2017 | Chloe Mandryk The Yuraygir is the longest stretch of national park on the east coast of Australia and a known yet transcendent place for artist Penny Evans. Like generations of Indigenous peoples living off...

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Black Arts Market, 12-13 November 2016

Curated by Hetti Perkins and Jonathan Jones, the Black Arts Market will showcase the cultural heritage of South-Eastern Aboriginal Australia. The market place provides a unique opportunity to engage with artists and acquire new works. 12 - 13 November 2016 Open from...

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Art at Large – Billboard competition

This photograph of mine called Women's Business is being displayed as a large billboard on the Pacific Highway heading south out of Woodburn to promote the Grafton Regional Gallery. The photograph was taken in the Yuraygir National Park in beautiful Yaegl country...

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Art award winner is out of sight

PENNY Evans' entry Out of Sight, Out of Mind was the "obvious winner" of the 2015 Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award. The comment was made by Art Gallery of New South Wales assistant curator of Australian Art, Emily McDaniel, when she announced the winners at the...

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Group Exchange: 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial

The 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial includes the work for 22 amazing textile artists from around Australia. It's been curated by the Senior Lecturer of Fashion Textiles at UTS, Cecelia Heffer. The theme is collaboration and the cross pollination of ideas. Penny Evans...

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Penny Evans. The Ab-Sorption Method

How I See Myself − The Nobody, Nobody Knows1 William Blake: What is your name? Nobody: My name is Nobody.2 In the ‘absorption method’ of cooking rice the rice grains and water are brought to a boil before being covered with a lid and taken off the heat and the rice...

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Goonellabah tale told on TV

THE Girls of Goonellabah, a documentary about an Aboriginal women's healing group, will be screened nationally on NITV (Channel 34) tonight at 6.30. (View at SBS On Demand) The documentary was produced and directed by Penny Evans and filmed with the help of some of...

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Souvenir – solo show, December 2009

‘Reclamation of a Trophy’ mixed media 2009 Souvenir 1. something given or kept for remembrance; a memento 2. a memory 3. colloquial to pilfer (Macquarie Dictionary) Colonial forces in Australia use various means to control, disperse & exterminate Aboriginal people. In...

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Winner, NPWS Bundjalung Art Award 2009

‘Sisters Dreaming’  2009 coil built raku clay, slip, glaze Winner 2009 NPWS Bundjalung Art Award This set explore the theme  of the competition ‘Connections’ through the relationship between form and carving on the pieces. The works reference my relationship with my...

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A Special Kind of Vision

ARTISTS celebrated in the book ‘A Special Kind Of Vision’ Arts Northern Rivers recently launched the book ‘A Special Kind Of Vision’ celebrating contemporary Aboriginal art of the Northern Rivers region, at Retrospect Galleries in Byron Bay. A Special Kind of Vision...

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‘Site’ – solo show at Barratt Galleries, 2008

‘Site’ is an exhibition of work from 2008. (barrattgalleries.wordpress.com/past-exhibitions-2) “The circle is a universal sign of site(s) and its’ appearance and presence is widespread across Australia…concentric circles are sacred creative sites…” 1 Professor Judy...

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