Gallery Stockroom Highlights - Oct 2019

Published on 10 Oct 2019 1:52:00 pm

Mitchell Fine Art Gallery Fortitude Valley Brisbane

Barney Ellaga art - Merdiga A3933 76x100

'Merdiga' A3933
Barney Ellaga
76 x 100cm acrylic on linen

Barney Ellaga was a senior law man and custodian of the Alawa language group in Central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. He had unsurpassed, intimate knowledge of his traditional homelands and it is this subject, ‘Alawa Country’ and the creation stories associated with it, that his work most represents.

"This is the tracks of that big old red plains kangaroo. He was travelling through this country, back in Dreamtime and he left his tracks on there.” Barney Ellaga 2004

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$280 per month
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Betty Club Mpetyane art

 'My Mother's Dreaming' A16364
Betty Club Mpetyane
60 x 120cm acrylic on linen

Betty Club Mpetyane was born in the lands surrounding Utopia in Central Australia, approx 2 hours north east of Alice Springs. Betty’s paintings depict the dreamings that have been passed onto her from her late mother, Minnie Pwerle.

Body painting iconography and food are important play important roles in traditional life. The concentric circles portray “Ntgant” or soakage sites where water collects during periods of rain.

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$160 per month

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 Carlos Barrios Art

'Cats and Companies'

Carlos Barrios
37 x 3.5cm ceramic plate

Carlos Barrios, born in El Salvador in Central America, now lives and works in Currumbin Valley, Queensland. His father was an archaeologist and he grew up exploring remnants of ancient cultures and surrounded by artifacts and art.

Carlos Barrios began painting figures and creatures from his imagination at the age of six. The main focus of his artworks are to paint the good he believes is in everyone. This is the reason many of his paintings are filled with figures, “I must paint people”, Barrios explains.
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$80 per month

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Walala Tjapaltjarri art

'My Country' MK18033
Walala Tjapaltjarri
60 x 60cm acrylic on canvas

In 1984 Walala Tjapaltjarri was amongst a small group of Pintubi who walked out of the desert and into the tiny community of Kiwirrkurra. This was the group’s first contact with non-Aboriginal people.

 Pintubi men tell stories of the Tingari Cycles. Tingari Ancestors, men and women, travelled great distances across the land laying down a body of ceremonies and other law, and creating sacred sites as they went. The cycles are painted using simple geometric forms. 

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$110 per month
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Kudditji Kame Kngwarreye & Idris Murphy exhibition, showing from June 10th.

A selection of Aboriginal and Contemporary artworks available in the gallery stockroom.

Congratulations to 2020 John Leslie Art Prize Finalist Min-Woo Bang.