South East Summer
11 December - 15 January 2021
New work from Gippsland artists Alfie Hudson, Chris Mongta and Patricia Pittman. Including a very limited edition series of linoprints and cards.
Alfie Hudson's people are Gunnai Kurnai and Monero from East Gippsland and New South Wales and his enthusiasm to share his cultural story is evident in all his works. Alfie frequently depicts traditional imagery and themes in a contemporary and distinctive style.
Chris Mongta is a young Yuin, Monero, Gunnai Kurnai man from Cann River in far East Gippsland. 'I grew up around the ocean, fishing, diving, camping and that is the inspiration for my work. My grandfather Alex Mongta taught me about the art and its connection to culture. My mother Michelle Mongta taught me about bush foods and their medicinal uses. I’m always immersed in the bush along with culture and that reflects in my work.’
Patricia Pittman is from the Yuin Nation on the south coast of NSW but is now settled in Bairnsdale on Gunnai Kurnai Country in south eastern Victoria. ‘All my artworks are based on my childhood memories. I usually refer all my artworks to my family’s totems. My mother is my inspiration for drawing goannas, it was her totem as she was of the Kamilaroi Nation from Quirindi NSW. The land and sea creatures of her south coast childhood feature in all Patricias works. A highly prolific artist, this is evident in her distinct style and intricate artistry.