Northern Editions wins down south 

Artist Glen Farmer's etching 'Yirrara tutini' (22.0 x 29.5 cm) shown recently at Alison Kelly Gallery, Melbourne

Campus print gallery Northern Editions’ exhibition at the Alison Kelly Gallery in Melbourne’s upmarket Toorak last month proved a big success.

The exhibition received an enthusiastic response from Melbourne’s art market, with most of the prints by leading Tiwi artists sold.

'It was an absolute pleasure to present these affordable, exquisite jewels by such respected artists,' said Alison Kelly.

It was the first time Northern Editions had sent an exhibition to the Alison Kelly Gallery, which specialises in contemporary Indigenous art.

The exhibition featured the works of prominent Tiwi artists Raelene Kerinauia, Janice Murray, Dymphna Kerinauia, Timothy Cook, Kenny Brown, Glen Farmer, Pedro Wonaemirri and Conrad Tipungwuti.

The prints were produced in collaboration with Jilamara Arts and Craft Association on Melville Island. The artists worked with printmakers Dian Darmansjah, Leon Stainer and Trent Walter to create the etchings.

‘The exhibition has been a great success and was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the rich and diverse artistic tradition of some of the Territory’s most exciting contemporary artists,’ said Northern Editions manager Emma Fowler-Thomason.

‘It is also to the credit of Northern Editions printmakers, whose technical skills have been recognised in their collaboration on these etchings.’

Northern Editions plans another exhibition of these Tiwi prints in February next year at Birrung Gallery in Potts Point, Sydney run by World Vision.

Last year prints from Northern Editions were exhibited at the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC.