Past Exhibitions at Kluge-Ruhe

New Narratives: Papunya Tjupi Prints with Cicada Press

Isobel Gorey Nambajimba, Kapi Tjukurpa (Water Dreaming) at Watulpunyu, 2014.January 20 – May 17, 2015

This selection of fourteen prints are the result of an eight year partnership between Papunya Tjupi, an art center in a remote desert community, and Cicada Press, a print workshop at the University of New South Wales Art & Design in Sydney. Papunya is an Aboriginal settlement of about 350 people, who speak Luritja, Anmatyerre, Warlpiri, and Arrernte. This area is a community of particular importance in Australia, best known as the birthplace of the contemporary Western Desert art movement, which launched Aboriginal art into the international art world in the 1970s and 80s. The artists featured in New Narratives are descendants of the founders of this movement. The partnership between Papunya Tjupi and Cicada Press marks the addition of a new medium of printmaking into Papunya’s art history.

Click here to download a copy of the brochure that accompanied the exhibition.

Presented in partnership with Cicada Press at the University of New South Wales Art & Design, Michael Kempson, Papunya Tjupi Art Centre Aboriginal Corporation, and Vivien Johnson.