Margaret Palmer & Vicki Crowley: “Apmere Werne Apetye-Arlpaye”, Amwengkwerne making softball

Anmatyerr artist Margaret Palmer, along with Vicki Crowley present ‘”APMERE WERNE APETYE-ARLPAYE”, Amwengkwerne making softball’. This quirky and evocative exhibition features papier mâché figures to conjure the skill, humour and pathos of the game of softball as it has been played and celebrated by the women and girls of Amwengkwerne (Amoonguna) since the 1960s.

The exhibition features the “black pants team”, “the blue pants teams”, “the old women who came to watch us play” as well as the “Amoonguna softball taxi” to evoke heart, home, brilliance and country in a community that is so close to Alice Springs; and, like the game of softball, is so often underrated and overlooked.

Margaret Palmer & Vicki Crowley, Figures 4 & 5, from the series ‘The old ladies came to watch us play’, 2019, papier mâché and mixed media sculptures; Figure 4: 79 x 41 x 19cm, Figure 5: 77 x 35 x 1cm Courtesy the artist and Watch This Space, Northern Territory

Watch This Space
4 to 21 March 2020
Northern Territory