Beverly Burton

Beverly Burton — 'Manta III', 2022


Manta - meaning Earth in Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara is an exhibition that brings together works by some of the most dynamic artists from the APY Lands as they showcase their material eclecticism. The carved, painted or woven surface communicates each artists Tjukurpa, speaking of their physical and spiritual connecting to Country. These works display the inspiration artists take from the manta and how it is represented not only in the motif but in the medium itself.  

APY Art Centre Collective x Craft

June 20 – July 27

Craft has partnered with APY Art Centre Collective to present the works from 6 artist that represent the many communities and art centres which are at the heart of the APY lands. These include Ninuku Arts, Tjala Arts, Umoona Arts and APYACC's Adelaide studio. 

Beverly Burton / Frank Young / George Cooley / Yatitji Heffernan / Alfred Lowe 

Beverly Burton is one of Tjala Arts strongest emerging painters, practicing at the Tjala studio daily. Beverly comes from an influential family lineage of cultural leaders and artists. Her mother, Naomi Kantjuriny is known for her work with the Mitakiki Womens Collaborative and as a traditional healer. Her father, Kunmanara (Hector) Burton was a senior artist at the Tjala Arts and is remembered as an extremely important caretaker of Anangu law and culture. 

Burton's paintings are powerful and dynamic depictions of Country, recounting the story of the Anumara Piti Tjukurpa (Catepillar Dreaming). Her brushstrokes and choice of palette create forms which seem to vibrate and move across the canvas, recalling the way the terrain of her Country shifts and changes over time. 

Founded in 2017, the APY Art Centre Collective is an initiative that provides support, resources and opportunities for First Nations artists from the APY Lands and beyond. Through exhibitions, workshops, and cultural exchanges, the collective aims to promote Indigenous voices, foster cross-cultural understanding, and generate economic opportunities for Aboriginal communities.  

Read about the exhibition.

Material: Clay sculptural vessel

Dimensions:  23.5 x 11cm

Cat. no: 16-22

1 piece in stock.

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