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[E = gm2] & Ernabella in Print at Gallery M

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Gallery M
Jeremy G. Paddick's Block Party is a digital print on canvas.

According to Gallery M' members of the Red House Group Inc. their exhibition's title, "[E = gm2] is a play on words, related to Einstein's theory of relativity. It can be interpreted as E (exhibition) = gm (Gallery M) 2 (the universal symbol for "squared")". (Pretend my 2 is a squared 2 - I couldn't work out how to produce superscript in the article!)

Gallery M
Janine Young's Atomic Transformation is based on the symbol for alchemy & also includes the alchemical symbol for gold.

Janine Young's artwork really inspired me as it relates directly to the exhibition's title. Janine explains in her artist statement that all her "designs are symbolic, I tried to evoke the 'instant of inspiration' by representing the moment when an atom of matter explodes in the conversion process, transforming energy into light and heat". I think it's fair to say that judging by Janet's art and statement, she has a superb grasp on alchemy and the like!

60 of Red House Group Inc's 300 members were selected to provide one artwork each to form the [E = gm2] exhibition. The only criteria was that the artwork be square in format, with the medium and subject matter being the artist's own choice.

Exhibited artwork from the [E = gm2] exhibition will be photographed (hence the square format criteria) and incorporated into a limited edition desktop calendar for 2014 which Gallery M will offer for sale as a fundraising initiative towards the end of this year.

Ernabella Arts Inc., Gallery M
The artwork on Ernabella in Print's flyer is Nura Rupert's Marnu (Spooky Spirits), 2003, ink on paper, 30.5 x 30.5cm, FUAM 4437 - copyright, courtesy of the artist & Ernabella Arts Inc.

Sharing exhibition space with [E = gm2] is Ernabella in Print.

Entering into Gallery M, exhibited in the first section of the gallery is Ernabella in Print.

Skillfully curated by Celia Dottore, Exhibitions Manager of Flinders University Museum, Ernabella in Print exhibits a mesmerising selection of prints from the Ernabella Arts Archive and Flinders University Art Museum Collections.

Ernabella is in the far north west of South Australia and is the oldest permanent settlement on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands). Established by the Presbyterian Board of Missions as a mission in 1937, Ernabella mission had a policy of deep respect for traditional culture. The mission closed in 1973. Ernabella was returned to native title in 1981.

Ernabella Arts Inc has operated continuously since 1948 and is said to be Australia's longest running indigenous arts centre.

On show are prints produced by some of Ernabella's most notable indigenous artists, including works by Nyukana Baker, Alison Carroll, Pantjiti Lionel, Dickie Minyintiri, Nura Rupert and the late Nyuwara Tapaya and Ungakini Tjangala.

Many of the prints detail Tjukurpa (creation stories) and mai putitja (bush food stories).

Walking through this exhibition, each print is exhibited with details of the artist, the print media and what the print is about. There is even an enclosed glass case containing bolts of screen printed fabric produced by Ernabella Arts Inc.

Come along on Sunday, 26th May 2013 at 2pm for an Exhibition Floor Talk by curator, Celia Dottore which is sure to offer further insight into the people, history, arts and culture of Ernabella.

Ernabella in Print is presented as part of National Reconciliation Week activities (27th May 2013 - 3rd June 2013).
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Why? See two exhibitions that are both thought provoking and inspiring.
When: Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm; Sunday 1pm-4pm (closed public holidays).
Phone: 8377 2904
Where: Gallery M
Cost: Free
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