Exhibitions

Shining Forth - Colour Power

01 - 21 April 2018

Welcome to our Shining Forth - Colour Power Exhibition. This exhibition….. Proudly presenting the following artists Mitjili Napanangka Gibson, Jeannie Nakamarra Daniels, Geraldine Nowee, Judy Napangardi Watson, Shorty Jangala Robertson, Pamela Napurrurla Walker and Linda Napurrurla Walker, Alma Nungarrayi Granites, Jorna Napurrurla Nelson, Ian Waldron, Elizabeth Nyumi, Margaret Baragurra, Edie Holmes, Bessie Liddle, Dr George Tjapaltjarri, Abie Loy Kemarre, Kathleen Ngala ​


Shining Forth - Colour Power Exhibition proudly present works by some of Australia’s leading aboriginal artists. These selected works highlight the use of colour, from intimate to bold, from delicate to kapow… 

The artists include Mitjili Napanangka Gibson, Jeannie Nakamarra Daniels, Geraldine Nowee, Judy Napangardi Watson, Shorty Jangala Robertson, Pamela Napurrurla Walker and Linda Napurrurla Walker, Alma Nungarrayi Granites, Jorna Napurrurla Nelson, Ian Waldron, Elizabeth Nyumi, Margaret Baragurra, Edie Holmes, Bessie Liddle, Dr George Tjapaltjarri, Abie Loy Kemarre, Kathleen Ngala

the variety of dynamic styles and unbridled colour that dominates indigenous art today.

There are many familiar names - Judy Napangardi Watson, Yannima Tommy Watson and Lucy Napanangka Yukenbarri, to name three. It is enthralling to discover younger artists including Eileen Napaltjarri, Lance Peck, Keith Stevens, Sylvia Ken and Tjungkara Ken.

What is interesting about these artists, and it’s a point Raffan makes well, is that even though they might not seem on the surface to be depicting journeys across country, if the paintings are read correctly then the ongoing connection to land becomes apparent, as does the connection to tribal law, which is often present even in the most decorative of their paintings. One of the most exciting artists, and one whose work reflects the melding of the old and the new, is Sally Gabori. She uses expressive abstract techniques on large linen canvases, often as much as three metres wide by two metres high.

Power + Colour: New Painting from the Corrigan Collection of 21st-Century Aboriginal Art more than lives up to its title. Its main theme has two elements vital to indigenous art; tribal law and the continually stunning and inventive use of colour to depict country and culture.


Featured Artists

Mitjili Napanangka Gibson

Kiwirrkurra (Gibson Desert), WA

When Miltjili was a young girl, her aunties would tell her stories about her country and the Jukurrpa or Dreaming stories associated with Mina Mina, a sacred site for Napanangka’s and Napangardi’s.

Elizabeth Nyumi Nungurrayi

Parwalla

This artwork depicts the country known as Parwalla, dominated by tali (sand hills). This is her father’s country, located far to the south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert, west of Kiwirrkurra.

Dr George Tjapaltjarri

Gibson Desert, WA

Dr George paintings possess a wonderful rawness and boldness, conveying his strong, continuous association with his traditional country, ceremonies and the application of body paint designs.

Abie Kemarre Loy

Utopia, NT

Abie demonstrates through her painting a fascinating portrayal of the country in which she lives. She has a wonderful, liberated style that is constantly evolving and an astonishing ability with colour.


Artworks

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