The King Sisters - Sarrita King & Tarisse King

Gallery 1

15 February 2013 - 27 March 2013

 

Pink Salt Lakes by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Pink Salt Lakes

Jap 008784  |  acrylic on linen  |  230 x 140 cm

Lake Eyre by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Lake Eyre

Jap 008819  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Our Country by Mitjili Napurrula, Tarisse King, Sarrita King

Mitjili Napurrula, Tarisse King, Sarrita King  |  Our Country

Jap 008790  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Fire by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Fire

Jap 008726  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 91 cm

Lightning by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Lightning

Jap 008731  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 60 cm

Lake Eyre by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Lake Eyre

Jap 008824  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 60 cm

Earth Images by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Earth Images

Jap 008849  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

Water Dreaming by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 008793  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Our Country’s Story by Mitjili Napurrula, Tarisse King, Sarrita King

Mitjili Napurrula, Tarisse King, Sarrita King  |  Our Country’s Story

Jap 008734  |  acrylic on linen  |  230 x 140 cm

Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 008736  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 91 cm

Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 008791  |  acrylic on linen  |  100 x 61 cm

Water by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Water

Jap 008732  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

My Country’s Story by Tarisse King & Sarrita King

Tarisse King & Sarrita King  |  My Country’s Story

Jap 008724  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Lightning by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Lightning

Jap 008735  |  acrylic on linen  |  230 x 140 cm

Water by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Water

Jap 008727  |  acrylic on linen  |  230 x 140 cm

Earth Cycles by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Earth Cycles

Jap 007539  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 60 cm

Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 008782  |  acrylic on linen  |  262 x 162 cm

Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 008788  |  acrylic on linen  |  259 x 172 cm

Sarrita King and Tarisse King were born in Adelaide, South Australia, and are the daughters of the highly regarded Aboriginal artist, William King Jungala (1966 – 2007).  Sarrita and Tarisse have their Aboriginal heritage from the Gurindji clan, which is located far to the south west of  Katherine in the Northern Territory.

The Gurindji came to public attention during the 1960s and 1970s when members employed by the Wave Hill cattle station led a landmark case which became the first successful Aboriginal land rights claim in Australia. Like their forefathers, Sarrita King and Tarisse King  are committed individuals who are determined to communicate the inseparable connection they and their ancestors have with the Australian land.

Sarrita King and Tarisse King grew up in Darwin in the Northern Territory, where connections to Aboriginality and the land were nurtured. Experiences of extreme weather and primal landscape have provided some of the artistic themes for the work, along with road trips made between Darwin, Katherine and Adelaide, where their father resided.

The paintings provide a personal visual articulation of the earth’s language, where the artists seek to visually communicate the inspiration and ties to the land, and keep their ancestral narrative alive by finding new ways to bring the knowledge of the past into the present world.

Stylistically, Sarrita King and Tarisse King use traditional Aboriginal art techniques and iconography, but also incorporate unorthodox techniques inherited from their father, as well as techniques developed through their own practice. The paintings of  these gifted emerging artists is based on the philosophies and culture taught to them by their father, and a represents a homage to the important first generation of Aboriginal artists who have provided a strong path for following generations.

Further information is available on exhibiting artists on the following links