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National Tour 2004 – 2005

21st National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of

the Northern Territory, Darwin

Fresh Catch, Port Adelaide Community Art Gallery, SALA Week Event

Ngapartji Ngapartji, Equinox, Union House - Adelaide University, Collaboration with Joel

Birnie, Adelaide Fringe Festival

Eclectic Land, J III Gallery - Underdale Campus, University of South Australia, Adelaide

Fringe Festival

2003 20th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Indigenous Art Collection, New Acquisitions, Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation

2002 Indigenous Australians: 1873 – 2001, The Embassy of Australia, Washington D.C., USA

Reflections, Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide

Nakkondi / Look - Indigenous Australians, The Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of

the University of Virginia, USA

2001 18th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Peter Bailie Acquisitive Art Award, Flinders University Art Museum

2000 Nakkondi / Look - Indigenous Australians 1999-2000, State Library of South Australia,

2000 Adelaide Festival of the Arts, Bernnheim Library - Noumea, New Caledonia, 8th

Pacific Festival of the Arts, Regional tour - New Caledonia

17th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of

the Northern Territory, Darwin

1998 Three Views of Kaurna Territory Now

Artspace - Adelaide Festival Centre

 

GRANTS / AWARDS

2007 River Murray Art Prize, ‘The Culture of the River Murray’

People’s Choice Award

2002 Kate Breakey Returning Artist Residency

Helpmann Academy Menteeship Allowance

2001 Tour of Nakkondi/Look to USA collaboration with Andrew Dunbar, Arts SA

170-174 Abbotsford St, North Melbourne, Victoria, 3051 www.gallerysmith.com.au

 

COMMISSIONS and RESIDENCIES

2007 Department of Health, Citi Centre Foyer, Government of South Australia

2005 Commonwealth Law Courts Foyer, Adelaide

Bundanon – Emerging Artists Residency, Shoalhaven Bay, NSW

2002 Weaving the Murray, Centenary of Federation collaborative weaving project

Kay Lawrence, Rhonda Agius, Chrissie Houston, Karen Russell, Kirsty Darlaston, Sandy

Elverd, Nici Cumpston, Art Gallery of South Australia and regional tour

2002 Artist-In-Residence, Wilderness School, Adelaide

1999 Black Diamond Public Art Commission, Collaboration between Tauondi College art

staff and Trevor Wren

 

SELECTED REVIEWS

2009 Beyond the Apocalypse, Ross Moore, Sightlines review, The Age, Friday, 6 February

Attesting, Odette Kelada, FLASH reviews, Issue 1, 2009, Centre for Contemporary

Photography, Melbourne

Craftsouth Bulletin Issue 6, April – June 2009

Nici Cumpston, Photographer - Member profile by Christine Nicholls

Dictionary of Australian Artists Online by Tess Allas, The Storylines Project, College of

Fine Arts, University of New South Wales

2008 Uneasy: Recent South Australian Art. Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide

Uneasy on the eye, Wendy Walker, The Australian, Thursday 03 July

2008 An Indigenous Perspective, Photography – Nici Cumpston

A People’s Story by Marie Geissler, Craft Arts, January-March, pp 31-36

2007 A People’s Story by Adam Dutkiewicz, Independent Weekly, Saturday 28 April, p. 31

Another Story: Indigenous Responses to Colonialism, Response and Reconciliation by

Christine Nicholls

Asian Art News, Volume 17 Number 4 Hong Kong ISSN 1023-5884 pp74-81

2006 Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award

Accolade for non-traditional trend by Louise Martin-Chew, The Australian, April 13

2004 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award –

Reason to celebrate by Christine Nicholls, The Advertiser, Monday, Sept 13, page 76

Holy Holy Holy at the Flinders University City Gallery in Adelaide, Nick Waterlow

Art Monthly Australia June 2004 Number 170, page 24

Holy Holy Holy, Artlink, Volume 24 No 2, page 75 by Stephanie Radok

In the name of God by John Neylon, The Adelaide Review, April 2004 pg 29

Eclectic Land by Stephanie Radok, The Adelaide Review, April 2004 pg 28

2003 Reflections Red gums colour a river of memories by Louise Nunn, The Advertiser,

April 8th pg 44

2002 Weaving the Murray, Enchanting stream of ideas by Noris Ioannou

The Advertiser, Arts Monday January 21st pg 77

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2008 Shards, South Australian School of Art Gallery, Mary Knights & Brenda Croft 2008

The Haunted and the Bad, Linden Gallery of Contemporary Art, St Kilda, Julie Gough

170-174 Abbotsford St, North Melbourne, Victoria, 3051 www.gallerysmith.com.au

Beyond the Black Stump - Histories of Outback Australia, A family story: Nici Cumpston,

edited by Alan Mayne, Wakefield Press 2008

2007 Power & Beauty; Indigenous Art Now, exhib cat, Judith Ryan, NGV Press

Fresh Water New Perspectives on Water in Australia, story is like a river: Weaving the

Murray Kay Lawrence & Nici Cumpston, Edited by Emily Potter, Alison McKinnon,

Stephen McKenzie & Jennifer McKay, Melbourne University Press, 2007

2006 Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award, Queensland Art Gallery, Julie Ewington

NAIDOC Week 2006 Respect the Past – Believe in the Future, Government of SA

Department of Health, Cathy Speck/ Julie Ewington

2004 Holy Holy Holy, Flinders University Art Museum

2003 Telstra presents the 20th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

2002 Weaving the Murray, Exhibition catalogue, Prospect Gallery & Centenary of

Federation

2001 Kaltja Now - Indigenous Arts Australia, Tandanya - National Aboriginal Cultural Institute,

Wakefield Press, Adelaide

Telstra presents the 18th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum

and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

2000 Australia's Indigenous Arts, Australia Council, Real Time

1998 By Popular Demand, Campbell, Lance, Wakefield Press, Adelaide

South Australia : Horizons Beyond, Baker, Tony, Wakefield Press, Adelaide

 

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Victoria

Artbank Collection

Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation

Commonwealth Law Courts, Adelaide

Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide

Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia, USA

Mortlock Collection, State Library of South Australia

Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs, Adelaide

SA Department of Health, CitiCentre Building, Adelaide

South Australian Museum

Wilderness School, Adelaide

Private collections both national and international

This cv is on the Gallerysmith website  

 

Nici Cumpston,

Barkindji language group

Born 1963, Adelaide, South Australia,

 

EDUCATION

2004 Bachelor of Visual Arts – Photography – Honours, University of South Australia

2001 Bachelor of Visual Arts – Photography, University of South Australia

1994 Advanced Diploma in Applied and Visual Arts, North Adelaide School of Art

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2009 Board Member, Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide

2008 Assistant Curator, Indigenous Art, Art Gallery of South Australia

2006-08 Lecturer - Photography and Indigenous Arts, Cultures and Design, University of South

Australia

2007 - 09 National Indigenous Arts Reference Group, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Arts Board, Australia Council

2004 - 09 Panel member, selection committee, Art in Public Places, Arts SA

1996-06 Lecturer – Photography, Tauondi Aboriginal Community College

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2009 Attesting, Gallerysmith, Melbourne (solo)

Western Australian Indigenous Art Award, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

26th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of

the Northern Territory, Darwin

BITE: Recent Additions to the Flinders University Art Museum Collection, Flinders

University City Gallery

2008 25th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of

the Northern Territory

The Haunted and the Bad, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, curated by

Julie Gough

Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW

Uneasy: Recent South Australian Art, Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, curated by

Timothy Morrell

 

Shards, SA School of Art Gallery, University of South Australia

2007 Power & Beauty: Indigenous Art Now, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

24th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of

the Northern Territory, Darwin

Hobart City Art Prize, Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

Responses to Landscape, Wilderness School, Adelaide

Scotch College Fine Art Exhibition, curated by Paul Greenaway, Scotch College,

Adelaide

Indigenous Responses to Colonialism – Another Story, Artspace, Adelaide Festival

Centre

170-174 Abbotsford St, North Melbourne, Victoria, 3051 www.gallerysmith.com.au

River Murray Art Prize, ‘The Culture of the River Murray’, People’s Choice Award,

Waikerie Institute

2006 Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Artist Award, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

The Murray Cod: much more than just the biggest fish in the river, National Tour NETS

Victoria, Melbourne Museum, 2006-08

Palmer Project Winter Landscape, Murray Darling Palimpsest, Palmer, South Australia

Introducing…Nici Cumpston, Lorraine Austin and Helen Tiernan

Cooee Aboriginal Art, Sydney

Stories: Country Spirit Knowledge & Politics, Lake MacQuarie City Art Gallery

NAIDOC Week 2006 Respect the Past – Believe in the Future, Nici Cumpston and

Darren Siwes, SA Department of Health

Emerging Talent, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre

2004 Holy Holy Holy, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide Festival of Arts 2004

 

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These are highly political works, confronting issues of sustainability and the impact on a culture that occupied the place for thousands of years.  

DO LOOK AT THESE BEAUTIFUL  PRINTS.  

http://www.ccp.org.au/flash/2009/02/nici-cumpston/

Nici has written about her early life in a book called Beyond the Black Stump: Histories of Outback Australia.  You can read some of the pages on google books at

http://bit.ly/nZsH1f

 

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She has also published Desert Country

 

Art Gallery of South Australia, 2011 - 216 pages

Desert Country showcases the finest examples of Aboriginal art from the Art Gallery of South Australia's collection. It features the Gallery's superb holdings of Western Desert painting, including pivotal works by the leading artists of the movement from 1971 to the present; as well as documenting the remarkable recent development in Aboriginal art in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankyuntjatjara Lands of far northwest South Australia. The works are all rich in story and arresting for their innovation, freshness and sumptuous colour.

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A further book is 3 views of Kaurna Territory now

Authors Adelaide Festival Centre Trust, Agnes Love, Nici Cumpston, Darren Siwes, Adelaide Festival Centre Publisher Adelaide Festival Centre Trust, 1998

ISBN 0958712220, 9780958712224

Length 8 pages

 

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 Title Making Tracks: A Glimpse at Two Decades of Aboriginal Art in South Australia

Authors Philip Watkins, Fulvia Mantelli, Rosie Potter, Christine Nicholls, Nici Cumpston, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

Edition illustrated

Publisher Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Incorporated., 2009

ISBN 0646523619, 9780646523613

Length 32 pages

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Title Indigenous Response to Colonialism: Another Story

Authors Nerina Dunt, Nici Cumpston

Edition illustrated

Publisher Adelaide Festival Centre Trust, 2007

ISBN 0980317517, 9780980317510

Length 5 pages

Subjects Social Science › Anthropology › Cultural

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