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Group show: Julia Ciccarone / Lena Nyadbi (over)

29 November 2005 until 23 December 2005
  Niagara Galleries

Niagara Galleries
245 Punt Road
3121 Richmond, VIC
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Niagara Galleries
is pleased to present

two exhibitions this month
29 November 23 December 2005


Memories of Things that Never Happened

Julia Ciccarone's figurative paintings embrace fiction and fantasy. Using the deceptive powers of representation, Ciccarone presents impossible worlds; utopias and hybrid landscapes. Politics is mixed with mysticism. There is something science-fiction, or false magic, about these tableaux. Ciccarone acts as a conjurer. Hallucinations of landscape appear on curtains and walls. Alien domes and balloons hover and land in valleys and woods. Ciccarone's technical prowess captures the viewer. Illusion is made stronger through craft. The narratives which emerge from her paintings are ambiguous and allusive and the viewer must enter the image and negotiate their own meaning to the intriguing elements.

Julia Ciccarone is a Melbourne artist. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1988. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections throughout Australia.

A fully illustrated colour catalogue is available for $11 plus postage and handling.



For many years Lena Nyadbi watched and learned from several of the well known Warnum artists, such as Paddy Jaminji, and since painting full time from 1998 Lena's intense and beautiful works have gained her a reputation as an original and powerful painter.Lena uses natural ochre and pigments to create her rich and gritty yet subtle surfaces. It is the Ngarrangkarni (Dreaming) from her and her family's country that is the subject of Lena's work. Jimbala country is her father's country. It is sharp, stony country. The stones were traditionally used for Jimbala (Spearheads) which were then attached to Karlumburi (Spears). This is the source for Lena's Jimbala works. Lena's work featured in the prestigious Adelaide Biennial exhibition 2000- " Beyond the Pale"

Please join us for opening drinks on
Tuesday 6 December 2005 from 6.00pm

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