Dhaŋun ŋalma - Here we are
mixed media on steel, sculptures, Ceremonial Poles
ceremonial poles, works on panel

GUNYBI GANAMBARR is undoubtedly one of the most innovative artist's of his generation. Winner of numerous awards including the overall Telstra prize. We are pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition - his fourth solo show at ANNANDALE GALLERIES since 2008. Featuring some large scale works on steel and wood sculptures, the show has been three years in the making and promises to be his most exciting exhibition to date.

The front Gallery will be an exhibition of seven major works by the late, critically acclaimed MALALUBA GUMANA. This will be the last opportunity to see new work in a commercial gallery.

Exhibition dates: 7th November - 19 December


William Kentridge Tapestries

The tapestries show large, dark silhouettes the latest incarnation of the shadow figures Mr. Kentridge has deployed for years against the patterns of old maps. That the tapestries improve greatly upon the collages is one of the show’s revelations.

The tapestries were made by the Stephens Tapestry Studio in Johannesburg, in close consultation with Mr. Kentridge. Marguerite Stephens established the studio in 1963 in Swaziland as a carpet and curtain weaving business. She moved it two years later to Johannesburg to focus on her craft’s artistic potential. According to the exhibition catalog the weavers use the French Gobelin high-warp technique, working from the bottom up on a vertical loom with the cartoon of the weaving behind it.

You don’t need to know all this to be impressed by these works, which tap into a long, glorious history and take full advantage of tapestry’s capacities for intricacy, color and scale.
- Roberta Smith, New York Times, 2007

Exhibition dates: Postponed. New dates in May to be announced