This trip was to attend the opening of Aurukun Art at the Gabrielle Pizzy Gallery in Fitzroy, Melbourne Victoria.
Whilst in Melbourne Garry and Dev visited the NGV and the Ian Potter gallery. During this visit they saw one of Garry’s earliest work. Meeting the Curator for indigenous art also delivered a memorandum of understanding that the NGV will look at any culturally significant works for inclusion into their collection.
At the Pizzy Gallery we needed to deal with some challenges that carving in the tropics brings. Lucky to have a master artist to take care of these issues.
This was a very important trip for the art centre as it gave the manager an insight into the industry close up and the artist a feeling of what the fine art market is like.To visit the NGV was a very important visit as future collaborations are envisioned.
Thank you Skytrans for making this possible. Funding has been slashed in the art sector and without corporate sponsorship such as your’s we would not be able to undertake such valuable trips that support culture and community.
You can follow the link at; www.gabriellepizzi.com.au/exhibitions/gallery_gabrielle_pizzi_aurukun13.html