Jorna Newberry & Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri

Gallery 1

21 September 2012 - 31 October 2012

 

WalpaTjukurpa – Wind Dreaming by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  WalpaTjukurpa – Wind Dreaming

Jap 008425  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 93 cm

Walpa Tjukurpa by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurpa

Jap 008485  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 120 cm

Walpa Tjukurpa – Wind Dreaming by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurpa – Wind Dreaming

Jap 008320  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Walpa Tjukurpa – Wind Dreaming by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurpa – Wind Dreaming

Jap 008319  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Wind Dreaming – Mother by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Wind Dreaming – Mother

Jap 008428  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 122 cm

WalpaTjukurpa – Wind Dreaming by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  WalpaTjukurpa – Wind Dreaming

Jap 008427  |  acrylic on linen  |  118 x 91 cm

Mother by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Mother

Jap 008317  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

Mother by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Mother

Jap 008318  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

Rockholes and Ceremonial Site by Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri

Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri  |  Rockholes and Ceremonial Site

Jap 008409  |  acrylic on linen  |  112 x 102 cm

Minyma Inmaku – Women by Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri

Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri  |  Minyma Inmaku – Women

Jap 008407  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

Minyma Inmaku – Women’s Ceremony by Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri

Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri  |  Minyma Inmaku – Women’s Ceremony

Jap 008413  |  acrylic on linen  |  181.5 x 119.5 cm

Ceremony Site with Tali and Puli by Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri

Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri  |  Ceremony Site with Tali and Puli

Jap 008415  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 121 cm

Mother’s Country – Utantja by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Mother’s Country – Utantja

Jap 008307  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

Rockholes & Ceremonial site by Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri

Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri  |  Rockholes & Ceremonial site

Jap 000677  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Rockholes and Ceremonial Site by Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri

Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri  |  Rockholes and Ceremonial Site

Jap 008410  |  acrylic on linen  |  112 x 102 cm

Tjukurrpa – Women by Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri

Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri  |  Tjukurrpa – Women

Jap 008412  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 122 cm

Women by Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri

Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri  |  Women

Jap 004604  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Tjukurrpa – Women by Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri

Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri  |  Tjukurrpa – Women

Jap 008414  |  acrylic on linen  |  121 x 91 cm

Wind Dreaming – Utantja by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Wind Dreaming – Utantja

Jap 008321  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Wind Dreaming and Ceremonial Grounds by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Wind Dreaming and Ceremonial Grounds

Jap 008322  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 120 cm

Wind Dreaming & Ceremonial Grounds by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Wind Dreaming & Ceremonial Grounds

Jap 008429  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 121 cm

Mother by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Mother

Jap 008314  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

Minyma Inmaku – Women by Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri

Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri  |  Minyma Inmaku – Women

Jap 008411  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 91 cm

Ceremony Site with Tali and Puli by Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri

Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri  |  Ceremony Site with Tali and Puli

Jap 008406  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 46 cm

Women by Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri

Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri  |  Women

Jap 008405  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 46 cm

This exhibition features two women artists who both began painting in the 1990s after working closely with senior male artists within their family group. Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri assisted her Pintupi elder husband Barney Campbell Tjakamarra (1928- 2007), before setting out on her own career.  Maisie has often painted her own father’s country at Warmarrungle near Kaarku. However the major themes represented in Maisie’s work are the important women’s ceremonies that take place in the Western Desert between Kintore in the Northern Territory and Kiwirrkurra in Western Australia.

Pitjantjatjara artist Jorna Newberry, the niece of famous Western desert painter Tommy Watson, began her painting in mid 1990s at Warakurna, and later moved to Irunytju. Over recent years Jorna has worked closely alongside her legendary uncle, Tommy Watson. She follows his instruction to use abstraction as a stylistic means to ensure secrecy of important cultural matters, rather than taking a more figurative approach. Jorna says: ‘Tommy has had a big influence on me. He teaches me to be respectful in the way I paint’.

Jorna paints Tjukurpa passed down to her through her family lineage, and keeps the Tjukurpa stories alive through her artwork. Jorna’s stories include Walpa Tjukurpa (Wind Dreaming), Pukura Tjukurpa (Water Snake Dreaming), Kungkarangkalpa Tjukurpa (Seven Sisters Dreaming) and stories under the title My Country, where she maps the country of Warakuna and Irruntju and the sites where important women’s traditional ceremonies are held.

Further information is available on exhibiting artists on the following links

Jorna Newberry

Maisie Campbell