A4938, 60 x 60cm acrylic on linen
Kudditji Kngwarreye was born circa 1928 in the Central Australian desert and lived a traditional life prior to western contact. Prior to his artistic career he had numerous jobs including a stockman. With a heavy loaded brush he paints his country with broad strokes and a combination of bold colours and soft fusions, accentuating the natural colours of land and sky over various seasons. This is his grandfather’s story and shows a secret place that is for men only.
'Start Me Up'
120 x 120cm acrylic on board, hand painted, cut and reassembled
Darwin-based artist Franck Gohier is a painter, sculptor and printmaker. His work is a genuine response to lived experiences and knowledge of Northern Australia – its people and natural environment, significant political and cultural events, and social history. Gohier’s artwork is steeped in his political and social consciousness. Satirical, politically and socially motivated his work is a reflection of society and its faults, frailties and triumphs.
A16620, 90 x 90cm acrylic on linen
Angelina Ngale lives at Utopia, located 240km north east of Alice Springs in Central Australia.She is a senior custodian and shares great responsibility as a keeper of the cultural knowledge for their country. In this painting Angelina has depicted the women and children covered in body paint design as they sing and dance in ceremony to ward off sickness.
'Black Rock Violet Valley'
61 x 51cm ochre on canvas
Shirley Purdie has been painting for more than twenty years and is an artist of significance and seniority. Shirley won the Blake Prize for Religious Art in 2007. She is a well respected leader for law and culture in her community. Shirley’s work depicts sites and stories associated with her mother and father's country.
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