Thursday, 01 September 2011
Before internationally renowned artist Jimmy Pike died, he and his wife Pat Lowe established the Jimmy Pike Trust with the aim of assisting the education and development of emerging aboriginal artists.
In 2010 the first artists on this scholarship, sculptor Hanson Boxer and painter Edwin Lee Mulligan, a father and son team, came to work as artists in residence at ECU. This was a highly successful cultural exchange between the artists and the community of staff and students which resulted in a beautiful exhibition of paintings, sculptures, and prints. The prints were made in collaboration with the staff in the Printmaking studios.
This year the Jimmy Pike Trust Scholarships have been awarded to Roseleen Park and Lorraine Daylight, two emerging artists from the Warmun community.
These artists have made the long journey from Turkey Creek to be artists in residence in the Visual Arts Studios at ECU on Mount Lawley Campus through the Open Bite Australia Programme.
Roseleen Park and Lorraine Daylight will be exhibiting their paintings, drawings, prints and works in progress in the Breathing Space Gallery in the Library at the Mount Lawley Campus from 4pm on Friday 2 September.
Come along and meet these ladies to hear stories from their culture and experience their unique images. Drinks and nibbles will be served for those attending on Friday afternoon.
The exhibition runs from the 3 - 12 September, 2011
For further information please contact: Paul Uhlmann or 9370 6221 Coordinator Printmaking StudioTo learn more about the Jimmy Pike Trust please visit their website.