Closing event for Foul Play and Old stories Our stories Now stories exhibitions
Saturday 19 March 10.00am – 12.30pm
10am morning tea served
10.30am Foul Play panel discussion with artist Peter Adsett, Mary Alice Lee and Kim Mahood
11.30am Floor talk by Kim Mahood on the Obscured by Light photographic series
Araluen is staging a special closing event for two important exhibitions: Foul Play (Gallery 1) by Peter Adsett and Old stories Our stories Now stories (Gallery 3) drawn primarily from the Araluen Collection which both close Sunday 20 March. This event will include a panel discussion between Peter Adsett (artist), Mary Alice Lee (art historian and writer), and Stephen Williamson (Araluen’s curator) which will be facilitated by Kim Mahood (author, artist). The panel will explore the paintings in the Foul Play exhibition including the Brushwork series which the artist painted in Mparntwe during September 2021. Adsett, who has been a painter since the 1980s, has a long association with Central Australia and the Top End having made several visits to the APY Lands during the early 1990s and was lecturer at NTU in Darwin from 1993 – 2001. Mary Alice Lee has been writing about Adsett’s painting practice for decades including in the exhibition catalogue for Foul Play. She is exceptionally well versed on Adsett’s career as an artist.
Kim Mahood will also deliver a floor talk on the Obscured by light photographic series which she collaborated with Pamela Lofts on. Kim is a local identity having grown up in Central Australia and on Tanami Downs Station, and has maintained strong connections with the Warlpiri traditional owners of the station and with the families of the Walmajarri stockmen who worked with her family. She continues to spend several months each year in the Tanami and Great Sandy Desert region, working on cultural and environmental mapping projects with Aboriginal traditional owners.