Juanella celebrates Country and culture in her new exhibition
Posted on August 04, 2021
Image credit: Ron Sanderson "Flinders Ranges" (CC0 Public Domain)
We were delighted to learn that former OAC student Juanella has been making big waves in the art world, with her incredible painting, weaving and installation pieces that celebrate Country and culture. Juanella is an Adnyamathanha and Luritja artist and traditional owner.
She was a previous recipient of the Breaking Ground award through Country Arts SA, where the panel noted the high artistic merit and authenticity of her works. This award allowed her to explore her art, investigate new techniques and research her homelands in the Flinders Ranges, and prepare for her current exhibition: Ngatchu Yarta - My Country.
Her work has also been recognised by the Art Gallery of South Australia, when she was selected as a finalist for the 2021 Ramsay Art Prize, for her piece: Yurndu (Sun). This fascinating piece was woven with emu feathers and quandong seeds, and took over 100 hours to construct. You can see Yurndu (Sun) on the AGSA website here: AGSA Ramsay Art Prize
Ngatchu Yarta - My Country is being held at Light Square Gallery in Adelaide. Read more about the exhibition here: Country Arts SA: Ngatchu Yarta