PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE. OLD STORIES, NEW SPIN.

Laundry Gallery is a multidisciplinary creative hub located in Darwin, Australia.

Housed in a reimagined iconic 70’s era laundromat, it represents modern iterations of Indigenous art and culture.

An accessible pathway for age-old stories to co-exist with the modern world.

FEBRUARY 2024 EXHIBITION

LAYI BY IRENE HENRY AND HAROLD GOODMAN

OPENING 10 FEBRUARY 2024 AT 10AM

We’re proud to present a fancy flock of 40 birds in our first exhibition for the year. The personality of each bird is informed by the shape of the wood and how it speaks to the artists.

Laundry Gallery presents Layi, our second solo show by Irene Henry and Harold Goodman. Finalists in the 2022 NATSIA awards, these highschool sweethearts are a creative force to be reckoned with.

Every year the couple collaborate on flocks of Ngarradj (Sulphur Crested Cockatoos), Karnamarr (Red Tailed Black Cockatoos) and WirliWirlih (Galah) sculptures, sharing the work, designs and stories with several members of their extended family. 

“One day Harold said to me he was going to carve cockatoos… he uses Wolly bark or Stringy Bark. He makes the crest different. The one from Tiwi, they make it small, a small crest. Our ones, he makes it more bigger, longer. When he was doing that carving he said, oh, I'm gonna make bigger crest, you know. Then he just went and done it.” 

“We work together, me and my husband, you know, we make a lot of cockatoos and I also do the painting as well. It’s really good.” 

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