Black Ant Art News
Black Ant Art and Tasmanian Aboriginal Artist Allan Mansell
New Commission for the Mersey Community Hospital in Latrobe.
Allan l has won a commission to paint murals on the columns of the helipad at the Mersey Community Hospital in Latrobe.
A huge effort with the columns being 9 metres high, he is being assisted by Cheryl Rose, another respected and talented Tasmanian Aboriginal Artist.
The work is titled In Flight and features Yolla
( mutton birds or shear waters) soaring over the cliffs as night falls.
Hobart City Council Action Plan
Allan recently completed a commission for the Hobart City Council for The Reconciliation Action Plan and his images are beginning to appear on banners around the city of Hobart.
The launch of this action plan took place on the lawns at Salamanca. It was well attended and The Hobart City Council had organised an event that showed respect to the Aboriginal Community and their acknowledgment was honest and sincere. However, it was disappointing to note that the premier or deputy or even the opposition leader did not attend as this was a most significant occasion of moving forward for all peoples.
At the conclusion of the launch, Allan held a Print Work Shop for the public who attended. Allan’s images are the throughout the Action Plan booklet and on city council banners, his work will be used for the next 2 years throughout Hobart .
Black Ant Art Print Workshops will come to you
Allan Mansell, a professional, Tasmanian Aboriginal artist/printmaker: Black Ant Art - has been holding print workshops throughout schools in Tasmania teaching students printmaking and cultural understandings.
He will come to your school or community group and deliver print workshops.
Works with individuals, and/or small groups of up to 8 students at a time.
Workshops can culminate in an exhibition, given time and budget.
Can negotiate art-related needs of the school and/or community.
Allan will also run private workshops from 1 person to 10. You can contact him, directly on 0429 938 809