EXHIBITION | 'Tali' Lily Kelly Napangardi

EXHIBITION | 'Tali' Lily Kelly Napangardi

Mitchell Fine Art presents an exhibition of Aboriginal paintings portraying striking cultural interpretations of the Australian desert landscape.

Lily Kelly Napangardi is an Aboriginal artist born c1948, in the remote Central Australian desert. She is a senior law woman and a custodian over the women’s dreaming stories and sites of her traditional homelands and has been named as one of Australia’s 50 most collectable artists.

‘Tali’ translates to ‘Sandhill’ or ‘Country’ and the relationship with the landscape holds a place of significance for Aboriginal people. Lily Kelly Napangardi’s visual narrative evokes the ephemeral nature of the ever-changing desert sands, moved by the winds and rains in this harsh interior landscape.

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 16th June until Saturday 17th July at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley Brisbane.

A Directors Talk will be held in the gallery on Saturday 19th June from 11am. There will be no opening night for this exhibition.

Mitchell Fine Art is located at 86 Arthur St in Fortitude Valley Brisbane. The gallery is open is open 6 days a week: Monday to Friday 10am - 5.30pm and Saturday 10am – 5pm, with onsite parking available.

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