land/place - presented by Hanging Valley Gallery, Melbourne
Benita Clements and Mervyn Rubuntja present a selection of watercolours that recreate landscapes and respond to structural and cultural changes since white settlement. These bright landscapes are testament to tradition, as well the artists’ own experiences of life in Mparntwe and its ever-changing nature. In the style of the ‘Hermannsburg School’ and their forebear Albert Namatjira, Clements and Rubuntja use the medium of watercolour to preserve intergenerational knowledge and histories, in their own distinct styles.
Join us for the opening of land/place, where our friends Ken McGregor and Ruth Ellis will lead an open discussion, drawing on Benita Clements and Mervyn Rubuntja's works and the speakers’ own expertise. Come along for a drink and fascinating discussion.
Opening Night: Wednesday 3 July, 6-8pm
Gallery Open: 4-6 July
Level 2, 95 Victoria St, Fitzroy
View the catalogue here
Benita Clements, Fishing and painting with my family near Glen Helen