We are very excited to be a part of Tali Gallery’s exhibition – mixT : Indigenous Art in 3D. Opening Thursday 21st of March, and running for the next few weeks, Wayne’s Stainless Steel Sculptures will be displayed amongst clay Bagu figures from NE Queensland, stunning fibre works from Arnhemland and Elcho Island, town camp soft sculptures from Larapinta, and ghost net soft sculptures from Grooyt Island. If you are in Sydney, please stop past and take a look. Tali Gallery is located at 667 Darling Street, Rozelle, NSW.
Aboriginal Steel Art thanks Katrina Fanning and Aboriginal Hostels Limited for having us as part of the Indigenous Showcase in Canberra’s Multicultural Fair 2013. The showcase is on the 9th and 10th of February.
ASA are proud supporters of Life Education Queensland, the largest non-government provider of drug and health education to children and young people. Their vision is for all Australian children and young people to enjoy life free from the effects of drug misuse and empower the young to make the best choices for a safe life. In conjunction with Wesfarmers Brisbane office, ASA will now be donating $4 from every butterfly sold to this great charity. So if you are after a special gift, and want to support an amazing charity at the same time, these butterflies are for you!
We are extremely excited to anounce that Wayne’s first solo exhibtion ”Steel Jidu” has been listed in the Cairns Hit Awards for most popular art show or exhibition. We have never even been in the running for an award before so please get behind us and vote “Steel Jidu” for question 6 on the link below. Thanks all for your support!!
A big thank you to the ABC Awaye programme, for the interview they recently conducted with Wayne. It was a fantastic opportunity for exposing his art to all of Australia, and potentially an overseas’ audience as well.
Wayne speaks to Rico Adjrun about his art, setting up his company Aboriginal Steel Art and Steel Jidu (Fire stick) his first solo exhibition.
To listen to the pod cast, click here http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/awaye/aboriginal-steel-art/4369424
This month we are extremely proud to be featured in the Inspire Magazine, published by Indigenous Business Australia. We had the lovely Bridie Henehan come and visit us at our home and we were delighted to share our story with her. IBA have been extremely supportive of us over the past and we would encourage any Indigenous people who have an idea, or an established business and are looking for some guidance, to contact IBA and get the help to achieve your goals.
To view the article click here http://www.iba.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Magazine-Inspire-issue-9-October-2012.pdf
I am so excited to announce my first Solo Exhibition to be held at UMI Arts. Opening night is Thursday 11th October, you will all be invited! I am extremely grateful to UMI for giving me this opportunity and look forward to showcasing some awesome pieces. Now to get back to work, I will be busy for the next few weeks with this one!
Well, it’s that time again and the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair promises to be even bigger and better this year. So I have gone all out to make bigger and better pieces that we are proudly displaying with the Sundance Gallery. A big thanks to owner Kane Brown who is a great guy that is displaying works from some of the biggest names in Qld, Australia and even the world. Billy Missi, Alick Tipoti, Glenn Mackie and Anthony Walker to mention a few. So get down and support the fair and be sure to check out the amazing work at Sundance Gallery booth. See you there!
Thanks to Neil Willmett, there is a Q & A in the April issue of ABM or Aboriginal Business Magazine with Wayne McGinness on how Aboriginal Steel Art began and where it’s going.
A special mention to our very good friends Elmarie Gebler and Graham Caldwell from Fortis One, the best business consultants around and Gillian Trenerry and Gino Amadio from Fibre Optics NQ , simply the best telecommunication cabling company. These four people inspire and educate us and seemingly have all the time in the world for Aboriginal Steel Art. Also a big thanks to Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) for having faith in us and backing ASA all the way.