Date(s) - 11/10/2015 - 01/11/2015
Handheld II (11 October – 1 November 2015) explores metaphors of travel, the transient world many artists live in, and the potential for art to affect lives in country and regional as well as urban communities.
Part of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s inaugural Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, TARNANTHI (pronounced tar-nan-dee), presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia in October 2015.
The concept for the Handheld exhibitions, in which the artworks are able to fit within a suitcase for easy transportation, was developed and commissioned by Country Arts SA. This is the second iteration of this project, exploring these themes from a unique Indigenous Australian perspective. After its time in Prospect Gallery, Handheld II will commence its journey across South Australia as part of TARNANTHI.
Prospect Gallery welcomes Coby Edgar and Eleanor Scicchitano to co-curate the ‘Handheld II’ exhibition. Edgar has worked closely with Country Arts SA Visual Arts Coordinator Eleanor Scicchitano on all stages of the exhibition, cementing the relationship between Country Arts SA and TARNANTHI.
Handheld II features works by South Australian Aboriginal artists Christopher Burthurmarr Crebbin, Debra Rankine, Sandra Saunders, Peter Sharrock and Karumapuli Jacob Stengle. The five artists have created works exploring themes of home, travel and place, exhibited from within a vintage suitcase.
An official opening afternoon for Handheld II– will take place at the Prospect Gallery on Sunday 18 October from 3-5pm, with the general public invited to attend.
Handheld II is supported by TARNANTHI | Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia in partnership with BHP Billiton and supported by the Government of South Australia through Arts SA and Country Arts SA.
See www.prospect.sa.gov.au/gallery for further details.Location Prospect Gallery
Prospect Gallery 1 Thomas Street Nailsworth