Black Ant Art News

Black Ant Art and Tasmanian Aboriginal Artist Allan Mansell 

The Crowther Project appears to be ongoing

Miriam Margolyes and her crew came to Allan’s home to discuss “ Do all Australians get a fair go “

She saw the publicity that surrounded the Crowther project and she met Allan on site undertaking the reinterpretation and was amazed by the truth telling in relation to what actually happened.

“ We enjoyed hosting Miriam and her film crew at our place on Bruny Island and  look forward to seeing the show in the second half of this year”.

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Allan exposes the brutal truth

The controversial William Crowther statue in Hobart 's Franklin Square has been converted into a 'tribute' to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, with local indigenous artist Allan Mansell unveiling his new temporary art piece which transforms the statue into a representation of the last full blooded Tasmanian Aboriginal man William Lanne.

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Harmony Day

A recent commission of Allan’s was to create an image that depicted Harmony, the opening of the Exhibition was held at the Moonah Arts Centre. He chose the rain drop/water as without it there would be no life.

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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.

 

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.

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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.