Exhibition "Kulata Tjuta (Many Spears)" in Rennes

From October 17, 2020 to January 3, 2021 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Rennes

Kulata Tjuta (Many Spears) is a major traveling exhibition showcasing the work of Aboriginal artists from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in South Australia.

The exhibition features important paintings and photographs as well as an installation of spears and tools in wood and cast bronze. With the participation of thirty-four artists from the APY Art Centres, the exhibition presents a rare opportunity for European audiences to discover the creative scope, adaptive genius and artistic dynamism of Anangu culture today.

A celebration of contemporary Anangu art, the title of the exhibition refers to the long-running Kulata Tjuta Cultural Sustainment Project in which seasoned Anangu artists and leaders share their knowledge and cultural skills with younger generations.

The exhibition – government-approved and supported by the Regional Council of Brittany and the City of Rennes – occupies an entire floor of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rennes, the capital of Brittany in northwestern France. Its season in Brittany coincides with the Tarnanthi 2020 festival in Adelaide.
The exhibition is supported by a trilingual publication in Pitjantjatjara, English and French.

Presented with the support of the Government of South Australia, the APY Art Center Collective and the Art Gallery of South Australia through Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art with Principal Partner BHP.

Alec Baker, Maringka Baker, Leah Brady, Maringka Burton, Nyunmiti Burton, Nyurpaya Kaika Burton, Wawiriya Burton, Betty Chimney, Taylor Cooper, Nellie Coulthard, Emily Cullinan, Vicki Cullinan, Sammy Dodd, Stanley Douglas, Robert Fielding, Witjiti George, Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin, Naomi Kantjuriny, Sylvia Ken, Tjungkara Ken, Manyitjanu Lennon, Judy Martin, Barbara Mbitjana Moore, Molly Miller, Samuel Miller, Mona Mitakiki Shepherd, Betty Muffler, Peter Mungkuri, Tjimpayi Presley, Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, Margaret Richards, Keith Stevens , Ginger Wikilyiri, Mick Wikilyiri.

Useful information :
From October 17, 2020 to January 3, 2021
Rennes Museum of Fine Arts
Prices: Museum entrance fee
Trilingual exhibition catalog
Visit the official website of the Museum of Fine Arts of Rennes

Image caption:
Painting by artist Tuppy Goodwin © The Artist - Courtesy Apy Art Collective
Poster of the exhibition Kulata Tjuta (Many Spears) at the Museum of Fine Arts in Rennes

Source :
Art Gallery of South Australia (AUS)
Rennes Museum of Fine Arts (FRA)