The Tamarind Institute of the University of New Mexico invites the public to an exciting range of events as the summer draws to a close.
The LandMarks project, partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, brought together two groups of artists to explore the experience of collaborative lithography. Indigenous Australian artists from the Northern Territory and Native American artists from various locations in the United States and Canada traveled to Yrrikala, in the Northern Territory, and then came to Albuquerque to work with printers and students in Tamarind Institute's workshop.
“Landmarks: Indigenous Australian and Native American Artists Explore Connections To the Land” will be on display in the Tamarind Gallery through Sept. 26. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9-5 p.m.
The projects participants include Native American artists Chris Pappan (Kaw, Osage, Cheyenne River Sioux), Marie Watt (Seneca), Jewel Shaw (Cree/Metis), and Dyani White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota), and Indigenous Australian artists Djirrirra Wunungmurra, Marie Josette Orsto, and Alma Granites.
A special reception, open to the public, with North American artists will take place on August 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (Tamarinds Fabulous Friends are invited to arrive at 5 p.m. for a wine toast with the artists).
Those unable to attend the gallery exhibition or reception will still be able to see all the works in this showing, including paintings, etchings, drawings and lithographs at the Tamarind Institute online.
Finally a video by Kamio Media, which includes footage of the printing process, images of the artists and a description of the Landmarks project. The video will be ongoing in the Tamarind Library or it may be viewed online
To learn more about The Tamarind Institute, Fabulous Friends or to make a charitable gift visit Tamarind online. If you are interested in purchasing work you have viewed at the gallery or online please contact our Gallery Director, Meghan Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (505) 277-3901.