Presenting a monthly curated exhibition program, the Koskela Gallery is a spotlight for Australian contemporary artists working across a range of media. We celebrate the creativity of our homegrown art scene, with a unique emphasis on emerging art for new collectors.
July 29 - August 27, 2017
Walma is a Yolŋu word, translating as ‘to emerge’ or ‘rise’, particularly in relation to the sun and moon, thus embodying the confidence and optimism within the current generation of Indigenous artists, and their continuation of the world’s oldest living culture.
This exhibition presents black and white works by 18 of the brightest emerging and senior Indigenous Australian artists. By reducing the palette to monochromatic tones the exhibition allows forms, structures and symbols to emerge, highlighting the lines of country and designs of culture.
The exhibition is timed to coincide with International Indigenous Peoples Day on Aug 9, the 2017 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and the 34th National Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander Art Award, and aims to celebrate the creativity, diversity and dynamism of the contemporary Indigenous art world.