Art Gallery Talk with AWNY (NY)
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When: 8/15/2015
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Where: CHASM Gallery
56 Bogart Street, Level 1
Brooklyn, New York  11206
United States
Presenter: Miriam Grundy
Contact: Australian Women in New York

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                  15 AUGUST 2015



Art Gallery Talk
Featuring Only Women Dance Till Dawn 

by Kitty Napanangka Simon

 AWNY members and friends are invited to a special afternoon with the new Australian contemporary Indigenous art gallery, Pollon Art.

Saturday, 15 August 2015
3.00 - 4.30pm
CHASM Gallery
56 Bogart Street, Level 1, Brooklyn, NY
$10 - All welcome
Includes curator's talk and refreshments


Pollon Art’s current summer exhibition features the vibrant and
gestural paintings of Kitty Napanangka Simon, a senior artist from
the Lajamanu community in Northern Territory. 

Enjoy some wine and cheese and hear from Director Miriam Grundy
on the artworks and how the artist is reimagining yet preserving
culture and Country through the act of painting.

Internationally recognized as one of the greatest art movements of the 21st Century, Aboriginal art has transcended boarders and cultures and continues to challenge and contribute to the global contemporary art discourse. 

 About Kitty Napanangka Simon


Kitty Napanganka Simon, is an artist and a keeper of Women’s Law for the remote and isolated desert landscape, near the community of Lajamanu, Northern Territory. Simon's main Dreaming site is the salt lake of Mina Mina, near Lake MacKay, Western Australia.

Simon is one of Mina Mina’s senior custodians and it is through painting she can help fulfill her custodial duties to this important site, which in Warlpiri mythology was created by ancestral women who danced across the landscape. The rhythm of their dancing vibrated through the land, creating the salt plains, sand hills, water courses and clay pans. Through the very act of painting, Simon revises and vivifies her knowledge of Country and its creation story, which brought Mina Mina into existence.

 About Pollon Art

          Founded in 2015 by Sydney expat Miriam Grundy, Pollon Art aims to increase the presence and further the discourse for contemporary Australian Indigenous art in the United States. Miriam brings to the US art market a fresh and highly intuitive approach to collecting Aboriginal art, matching the values and identity of the client, collection or space with artworks and artists that reflect these.
Since starting her career in the commercial art sector, Miriam Grundy has worked with some of the most respected art galleries and private dealers in Australia. Having spent the past few years specializing in Indigenous art, Miriam has built up a very specific and intimate knowledge of this area, largely from having worked with and handled some of the most important artists and significant artworks of the movement. Her passion for Aboriginal art is matched by a deep respect for the people and culture for whom it represents.


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