23/03/2018 - 03/03/2019

About the exhibition

“Fecund aims to point out how deep the relationship between humans and the natural world is.”


Announced as the inaugural SPARK NT Curator in September 2017, Katherine based curator Clare Armitage presents Fecund: Fertile Worlds.


Showcasing contemporary artists from across the NT and Australia, Fecund is about life, death and desire.


It celebrates the intrinsically optimistic nature of growth. It evokes the natural landscape, reproductive cycles and sex, and acknowledges the resilience of life, the interconnectedness of living systems, and the will to exist.


Fecund brings together a diverse array of art forms to conjure a visceral experience of the world we inhabit.

About the artists


Chips Mackinolty (NT), Steve Gough (NT), John Wolseley (VIC), Nikala Bourkem (TAS) , Patricia Casey (NSW), Monica Watson (SA), Molly Jugadai (NT), Winsome Jobling (NT), Pony Express, Eve Nganjmirra (NT) Linda Joy (NT), Karina Coombes (NT), Merran Sierakowski (NT), Djirrirra Wunungmurra (NT), Eva Nganjmirra (NT), Gwenneth Blitner (NT), Christie Torrington (NSW), Talitha Kennedy (NSW), Tarron Ruiz-Avila and Gini Vecerina (NSW), Claire Bridge (VIC) and Steve Axford (NSW)



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The SPARK NT Curator program is an Artback NT initiative that fosters critical and curatorial practice in the Northern Territory, facilitated in partnership with Araluen Arts Centre, Northern Centre of Contemporary Art, Godinymayin Yijard Arts and Cultural Centre, Nyinkka Nyunyu with curatorial support from the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.


Regional Arts Fund, Australia Council for the Arts and the Northern Territory Government.