Big mob of dogs!

Opening Thursday 22 March, 6.00pm

In 2017 the artists from the Alice Springs Correctional Centre held their first solo group exhibition in the Araluen Galleries, entitled Tjulpu Thipe! Reinforcing a reputation established through their limited selection of works for Desert Mob each year, the sculptural birds of Tjulpu Thipe! were thrillingly quirky, flamboyant and bizarre, full of character and humour. In 2018, the artists of the Alice Springs Correctional Centre, undertaking visual arts studies with the Batchelor Institute, return, shifting focus from feathered to four-legged friends. Using easily sourced, inexpensive, recycled and repurposed materials, Big mob of dogs! once again sees a group of works made in incarceration imbued with joy and playfulness. These artists bring creative freedom and acute observation to one of Central Australia’s most culturally enmeshed, iconic and quintessential animals, the dog!

This exhibition is proudly supported by Sitzler. 

Image: Sculpture by artists of Greenbush Art Group, NT, mixed media, various dimensions, 2017
22 March7 May 2018
Opening Thursday 22 March, 6.00pm
Araluen Arts Centre
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