Mamana Mamanta: Gradual Friendship
National Art Glass Gallery: January 15 - March 7 2010
Mamana Mamanta on display at the National Art Glass Gallery, 2010
A collaborative exhibition of sculptural glass works by Canberra-based glass artist Luna Ryan and Tiwi Island artist Jock Puautijimi, Mamana Mamanta is the story of a gradual friendship and a celebration of cultures. These unique and beautiful works highlight an important story of artistic and cross-cultural collaboration, as well as breaking new ground in terms of incorporating glass into Australian Indigenous art.
Jock and Luna's initial collaborations were received with great enthusiasm, prompting the artists to develop their abilities further and bring new techniques into their practices. The Mamana Mamanta project continues the long history of sharing ideas and working together that exists in both the field of studio glass and Indigenous communities. It's a sharing of the wonders of the glass medium and the ability to build friendships through arts practices.
Jock Puautjimi (cast with Luna Ryan), Pukumani Poles (detail), 2006/7, kiln cast crystal and television screen (Photo: Creative Image Photography)
When: Friday 12 February, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Walk and Talk
When: Saturday 13 February, 11:00am
Where: National Art Glass Gallery