Maitland Hill (artist)
EXHIBITION RECOMMENDED BY
Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery and Painted Tree Gallery
In Wanjoo Boodjara, Noongar artist, Maitland Hill, created an intimate series of new work for exhibition at the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery during January – February 2019.
Curator of the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Gary Aitken, described the works as “beautiful” with an aesthetic unique to Maitland.
Coordinator of the Connect to the Creative Grid project, Fiona Sinclair, says “the works have an evocative connection to the style of the Carrolup school, reflecting diverse landscapes from across Noongar country with which Maitland is intimately familiar. The pieces resonate with a spiritual intensity that comes from flashes of saturated colour, they are a synthesis of both real and imagined landscapes, giving the impression of a heightened reality.”
As ‘Wanjoo Boodjara’ is a small suite of works, Maitland can provide other works from previous year, in a previous style, that illustrate his progression as an artist.
PUBLIC PROGRAM OPTIONS
Maitland is an experienced and entertaining public presenter. He operates his own indigenous cultural tour business in Dwellingup. He facilitates art and cultural workshops for children and adults and can communicate with ease about Noongar culture and his creative process.
May 2019 until December 2020
IMAGES (DETAILS) FROM THE EXHIBITION
SPECIAL VENUE REQUIREMENTS:
The 8 works in the series are created from acrylic, gum, resin and pyrography on plywood. They are ideally suited to tour, being small, or equal size and robust in construction.
Dimensions of each work: 395mm (Height) x 600mm (Width)
This is an easy install show. The panels were professionally made by Terrace Art Framers, Mandurah.
Additional artworks from Maitland’s previous body of work are also available to expand the exhibition.
Each work is wrapped in bubble wrap. It easily fits into a small-medium sized car.
Maitland is able to deliver works to venues or meet at an exchange location. Maitland’s travel costs (fuel/vehicle expenses) must be covered @ $0.66 cents per km.
COST FOR HIRE VENUE TO LOAN EXHIBITION:
To be negotiated directly with Maitland. As a guide, Maitland did not charge Southern Forest Arts for the period of exhibition at The Painted Tree Gallery.
Contact either Carol or Maitland:
Phone: 0498 853 544
Developed as an initiative of the ‘Connect to the Creative Grid’ project within the Regional Art Partnership Program, Maitland was supported to create these works through a mentorship with Rob West or Terrace Art Framers. This was his debut solo exhibition.