Laurie Nilsen Exhibition
FireWorks Gallery’s first two exhibitions for 2020 will present works by local contemporary Indigenous artist Laurie Nilsen in One Day at a Time alongside the Paddy Carroll Tjungurrayi (PCT) Tribute Collection. A mini-survey of the past 20 years showcases on the ground-floor some 15 of Nilsen’s paintings, works on papers and sculptures/installations; a further 15 small newly completed works on paper will also be displayed. On the mezzanine level, the PCT Tribute Collection comprises 13 significant artworks including four classic Western Desert style paintings, three experimental paintings featuring traditional elements and two experimental works on paper. These are accompanied by four major collaborative paintings with Campfire Group Artists – Richard Bell, Joanne Currie, Michael Eather and Laurie Nilsen.