Spinifex Hill gallery to celebrate artists’ fine year
The Spinifex Hill Studios artists and their work will be on display for Hedland to enjoy this weekend as the gallery once again hosts its annual end of year Christmas sale.
Visitors can grab a bargain on some iconic Pilbara artwork, with up to 20 per cent off all paintings, according to studio manager Greg Taylor.
Mr Taylor said with a diverse artist membership, an eclectic range of styles and a growing critical success, people were bound to find something they liked.
“I think the Spinifex Hill Artists are at an exceptionally exciting point in their development as an art centre,” Mr Taylor said.
“We’ve been able to build a strong creative platform over the past three years.
“Holding a big end of year event is a great way to say thanks to all the artists, past and present, who have given their time and dedication over the years.”
It has been a busy year for the gallery, with two Spinifex Hill Artists were selected for the 33rd NATSIA Awards at the Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory.
At this year’s Hedland Art Awards William Nyaparu Gardiner also won the most outstanding work and Doreen Chapman took out the Kathy Donnelly Judges Award.
The gallery also had two winners in the 2016 Cossack Art Prize in July, with Doreen Chapman taking out the ‘Best Painting by an Indigenous Artist’ and Maggie Green winning the ‘Best Artwork by a Pilbara Artist’.
Biggest Mob, the Spinifex Hill Artists’ group exhibition, is showing at the Courthouse Gallery until the end of the year.
The sale kicks off at 5pm this Friday, with a day of fun at the gallery in South Hedland from 10-4 on Saturday.
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