Fiona Omeenyo & Rosella Namok

Gallery 1

20 July – 29 Aug 2018

 

Eclipse Moon by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Eclipse Moon

Jap 015457  |  acrylic on linen  |  110 x 86 cm

Flying Out – To the Sunset by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Flying Out – To the Sunset

Jap 014983  |  acrylic on canvas  |  219 x 104 cm

Spirits Everywhere by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Spirits Everywhere

Jap 014981  |  acrylic on canvas  |  219 x 102 cm

Blue Lagoon by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Blue Lagoon

Jap 015241  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 111 cm

Tracks after Bushfire by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Tracks after Bushfire

Jap 015245  |  acrylic on canvas  |  226 x 110 cm

Iron Wood Tree by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Iron Wood Tree

Jap 015246  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 111 cm

Pink Bamboo Cane by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Pink Bamboo Cane

Jap 015242  |  acrylic on canvas  |  178 x 107 cm

Big Family Gathering by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Big Family Gathering

Jap 014989  |  acrylic on canvas  |  223 x 104 cm

Bright Moon by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Bright Moon

Jap 015252  |  acrylic on canvas  |  108 x 84 cm

Travelling Together by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Travelling Together

Jap 013691  |  acrylic on canvas  |  118 x 90 cm

Watching over the Lands by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Watching over the Lands

Jap 014986  |  acrylic on canvas  |  222 x 105 cm

Spirits in the Distance by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Spirits in the Distance

Jap 014861  |  acrylic on canvas  |  220 x 102 cm

Waterfall by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Waterfall

Jap 015259  |  acrylic on linen  |  110 x 85 cm

Fading Into the Lands by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Fading Into the Lands

Jap 014977  |  acrylic on canvas  |  219 x 103 cm

Waterfall at Night by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Waterfall at Night

Jap 015258  |  acrylic on linen  |  110 x 84 cm

Stormy Afternoon by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Stormy Afternoon

Jap 015455  |  acrylic on canvas  |  182 x 110 cm

Paper Bark Tree by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Paper Bark Tree

Jap 015260  |  acrylic on canvas  |  145 x 94 cm

Day out on the Beach by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Day out on the Beach

Jap 014985  |  acrylic on canvas  |  223 x 104 cm

Stinging Rain – Out at Sea by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Stinging Rain – Out at Sea

Jap 015237  |  acrylic on canvas  |  179 x 109 cm

Waves Out at Sea by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Waves Out at Sea

Jap 015243  |  acrylic on canvas  |  178 x 108 cm

Fishing – Out at Sunset by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Fishing – Out at Sunset

Jap 014984  |  acrylic on canvas  |  219 x 104 cm

Small Blue Lagoon by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Small Blue Lagoon

Jap 015247  |  acrylic on canvas  |  108 x 85 cm

Patterns at Night by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Patterns at Night

Jap 015254  |  acrylic on canvas  |  110 x 85 cm

Traces along the Sand Dunes by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Traces along the Sand Dunes

Jap 015255  |  acrylic on linen  |  110 x 84 cm

Dry Season Tracks by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Dry Season Tracks

Jap 015257  |  acrylic on linen  |  109 x 85 cm

Three Sisters by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Three Sisters

Jap 012624  |  acrylic on linen  |  110 x 86 cm

Strong Ones – Watching Over by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Strong Ones – Watching Over

Jap 015265  |  acrylic on canvas  |  163 x 100 cm

Watching Over the People by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Watching Over the People

Jap 014982  |  acrylic on canvas  |  217 x 104 cm

Reunion by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Reunion

Jap 013681  |  acrylic on canvas  |  162 x 103 cm

Spirits Watching Us by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Spirits Watching Us

Jap 014978  |  acrylic on canvas  |  220 x 104 cm

Community Together – Big Dance by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Community Together – Big Dance

Jap 014147  |  acrylic on canvas  |  220 x 104 cm

Coming Together by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Coming Together

Jap 013678  |  acrylic on canvas  |  162 x 105 cm

Through the Lands by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Through the Lands

Jap 013686  |  acrylic on canvas  |  158 x 103 cm

Out to the Horizon by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Out to the Horizon

Jap 013693  |  acrylic on canvas  |  118 x 89 cm

Look for Each Other by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Look for Each Other

Jap 013698  |  acrylic on canvas  |  109 x 105 cm

Contemporary Indigenous art finds strong expression in the Works of Fiona Omeenyo and Rosella Namok. The artists come from Lockhart River community on Cape York in Northern Queensland. The stories they paint reflect the landscape and people of their homelands region.

The painters’ style, using thick layers of paint overlaid and scraped back to reveal earlier layers, gives a sense of the lush tropical landscape and bright light. It also reflects the importance of the people in recognising the meanings and stories associated with the land, the sea and the ceremonies that connect all of these together.

Fiona Omeenyo focuses on the importance of family and clan connections, depicting groups of people fishing and working the coastal regions and river estuaries. In essence the spirits of the people and their ancestors are suggested in the imagery, which is both human-like and representative of ancient rock engravings.

Rosella Namok creates images of the broader landscape, the seasons and the changing light as day merges into night. Her paintings of tropical rainstorms and the tidal patterns left by the Flow of the ocean suggest the importance of the natural rhythms of life and nature.

Both artists have a strong regional sense to their artwork, re-creating the larger patterns of life lived by indigenous people in this tropical region of Northern Australia.The exhibition is on display at Japingka Gallery until 29 August 2018.

Fiona Omeenyo

Rosella Namok