Yhonnie Scarce & Vincent Namatjira in Tarnanthi Festival
and Vincent Namatjira
are showing in the Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
, opening at the Art Gallery of South Australia on 8 October.
Scarce has been commissioned to create a monumental installation in the AGSA’s foyer, comprised of more then 2000 hand blown glass yams rising into the shape of a vast bomb cloud. The work, titled Thunder Raining Poison, is inspired by the atomic bombs tested in Maralinga, South Australia between 1953 and 1963 which turned the desert sands to glass.
Namatjira will exhibit a series of paintings that reflect on his heritage and pay tribute to his great grandfather Albert Namatjira.