We have really enjoyed hosting this wonderful exhibition by sisters Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi and Michelle Possum Nungurrayi.
The collection also includes works that combine images of the land with the extraordinary Seven Sisters Dreaming story. This story is principally painted by Gabriella. In one large example, Gabriella combines the two stories, Grandmother’s Country and Seven Sisters Dreaming, to give a sense that the stories sit above our heads and other stories sit underneath our feet.
It’s an interesting tension between looking upwards into the heavens and looking downwards at the land spreading out before us.
The palette remains principally those warm intense colours that we associate with the art of Clifford Possum. Gabriella and Michelle create impressive paintings with a wonderful glow to them and a sense of drama and activity. You’ll see multiple centres of interest happening all over the canvas.
Several paintings by Gabriella present just the Seven Sisters story, where there is a band of light diagonally crossing the canvas, against either an inky blue or purple blue background.