EXHIBITION | Topsy Peterson Napangardi

EXHIBITION | Topsy Peterson Napangardi

Mitchell Fine Art presents a follow up exhibition of paintings portraying striking cultural interpretations of the Australian desert landscape.

Topsey Peterson Napangardi was born at Browns Bore (Kungkayunti) in 1954 and is the sister of Lily Kelly Napangardi.

Topsy paintings depict the sandhills (Tali) of her country near Nyirripi. It is the story that was passed onto her by her father. Topsy’s painting are constructed using small dots in a series of colours. Each colour is carefully selected and applied to ensure balance and continuity.

Topsy says 'I paint my father's country west of Yuendumu. He was a Yuendumu man, a Warlpiri man. Sandhills and scrub country, same as Lily, same Dreaming. The Dreaming stays the same [but its] the colours, I always like to use new colours, colours of the land, and the sky, storm clouds and sunrise and sunsets”.

Within Aboriginal society it is critical for its people to maintain their connection to country ensuring the ongoing health of culture and tradition. Art has become a considerable platform to continue this relationship. It is a visual dialogue that continues to be utilised as artists interpret country and visually narrate their explanations of land and its importance to them.

The artworks in this exhibition are a striking interpretation of the Australian landscape, each demonstrating the cultural importance of country to the artist and her family.

The exhibition is showing from 21 July until 21 August 2021 at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley Brisbane.

There will be no opening night for this exhibition.

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