by Jean Barr-Crombie (Aulpunda) and Joyce Barr-Crombie (Anpanuwa)
Anpanuwa Joyce and Aulpunda Jean bring Wangkangurru/Yarluyandi country alive in their art, painting a deep love of country from river to the desert. They see beauty in their traditional land, in sand and gibbers, the long horizon and star-freckled night, and bring it to life on canvas. The works exhibited display incredible depth and fine detail, works vary from traditional dot paintings to outback scenes expressed in their unique style.
Red Ridge has represented and supported the two women through their artistic journey, assisting them to move from emerging to established artists.
The exhibition opened on November 27th and will close on March 21, 2021.
The front façade of the building references a historical shop that occupied this site in earlier times.
The Gallery is the only Council-supported, purpose-built, climate controlled facility within a 300km radius, extending from Longreach to Roma.
The Grassland Art Gallery has a contemporary cool and inviting exhibition area that has a running space of 40 metres. It has a rotating exhibition program of locally produced and curated displays, regional artists and touring exhibitions. The gallery programming is managed by the Tambo Arts Council in a collaboration with the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council’s Arts and Cultural Officer.
The Gallery offers a large community workshop and meeting space that is well equipped for a range of events and activities. The Foyer area provides further display space and has a small shop selling artisan products and giftware. It is the cultural hub that also connects and interacts closely with the historical precinct in presenting Tambo’s rich cultural heritage. A relaxing courtyard connects the Gallery and workshop spaces.