EXHIBITION | 'Minimalism in Aboriginal Art' - Mitchell Fine Art Gallery

EXHIBITION | 'Minimalism in Aboriginal Art'

An exhibition of Aboriginal paintings that embrace the notion of minimalism is showing at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley from April 5th.

Some of the artworks created by Central Australian Aboriginal artists at the start of the contemporary art movement in 1971 were simple designs featuring iconography used in traditional ceremonies, with only those involved understanding their true meaning.

Initially these designs were not meant for public consumption and in time the painting process evolved to incorporate overpainting and dotting as a means of masking or camouflaging the imagery.

The paintings featured in the exhibition utilize minimalistic compositions to portray story lines in their purest visual form. Using simple geometric designs the artists depict tales of country, ceremonial body painting and interpretations of ancient, sacred stories.

The term ‘minimalism’ was first coined in the United States in the late 1950’s, its movement challenging preconceived notions of what art is and could be. The artworks in this exhibition challenge the viewers perceptions of Aboriginal art and highlight the spirit of the artist’s stories in their truest form.

The exhibition is showing from 5th April to 30th April 2022. There will be no opening events for this exhibition.

CLICK HERE to view the exhibition online.

Mitchell Fine Art is located at 86 Arthur St in Fortitude Valley Brisbane. The gallery is open 6 days a week: Monday to Friday 10am - 5.30pm and Saturday 10am – 5pm, with onsite parking available.

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For more information please contact (07) 3254 2297 or email: admin@mitchellfineartgallery.com.  

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