Intersections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists
Kuru Alala – Eyes Open showcases new work generated as a result of an extensive residency and workshop programme held over two years in remote desert communities across Central Australia. Contemporary installation artists Maria Fernanda Cardoso and Alison Clouston visited the Ngaanyatjarra and Pitjantjatjara Lands respectively to share ideas, experiences and skills with fibre artists from the renowned Tjanpi Desert Weavers. They have collaborated on the development of an exhibition with the aim to stimulate greater awareness and insight into concepts of culture, country and community.
The exhibition consists of eight separate bodies of work, two from each of the visiting artists and four from the community of desert artists. Kuru Alala – Eyes Open is a travelling exhibition developed by the Gold Coast City Gallery in partnership with Tjanpi Desert Weavers, proudly supported by the Balnaves Foundation and toured by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland.