Kerry Madawyn McCarthy Paintings

Gallery 1

18 October - 13 November, 2013

 

Lily Pads by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy  |  Lily Pads

Jap 009541  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Awurrapun – Crocodile Story by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy  |  Awurrapun – Crocodile Story

Jap 009554  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Dilly Bag by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy   |  Dilly Bag

Jap 009518  |  acrylic on linen  |  92 x 90 cm

Camp Fire by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy   |  Camp Fire

Jap 009519  |  acrylic on linen  |  116 x 90 cm

Dilly Bag by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy  |  Dilly Bag

Jap 009540  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Medicine Leaf by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy   |  Medicine Leaf

Jap 009520  |  acrylic on linen  |  118 x 30 cm

Untitled by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy  |  Untitled

Jap 009542  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Grandfathers Journey by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy   |  Grandfathers Journey

Jap 009514  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 63 cm

Goose Eggs by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy   |  Goose Eggs

Jap 009510  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 30 cm

Gooseberries by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy   |  Gooseberries

Jap 009558  |  acrylic on linen  |  52 x 35 cm

Goose Eggs by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy   |  Goose Eggs

Jap 009512  |  acrylic on linen  |  51 x 34 cm

Goose Eggs by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy   |  Goose Eggs

Jap 009513  |  acrylic on linen  |  51 x 34 cm

Syaw – Fish Net by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy  |  Syaw – Fish Net

Jap 009546  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 30 cm

Fresh Water Spring by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy   |  Fresh Water Spring

Jap 009555  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 30 cm

Dilly Bag by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy   |  Dilly Bag

Jap 009556  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 30 cm

Kapok Flower by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy   |  Kapok Flower

Jap 008444  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 60 cm

Syaw  – Fishnet by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy  |  Syaw – Fishnet

Jap 009553  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 30 cm

After the Burn Off by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy  |  After the Burn Off

Jap 009557  |  acrylic on linen  |  51 x 35 cm

Goose Eggs by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy   |  Goose Eggs

Jap 009509  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 91 cm

Gathering Mussels by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy   |  Gathering Mussels

Jap 009511  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 60 cm

Gooseberries by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy   |  Gooseberries

Jap 009515  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 90 cm

Goose Eggs by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy   |  Goose Eggs

Jap 009516  |  acrylic on linen  |  121 x 121 cm

Mussels by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy  |  Mussels

Jap 009573  |  acrylic on linen  |  61 x 60 cm

Goose Eggs by Kerry Madawyn McCarthy

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy   |  Goose Eggs

Jap 009517  |  acrylic on linen  |  126 x 84 cm

 

Kerry (or Madawyn, as she is known to her indigenous family) McCarthy was born at Daly River in 1975. The daughter of an Irish father and indigenous mother, and sister of highly renowned artist, Helen Tyalmuty McCarthy, Kerry was brought up in the Daly River community learning the ways of non-indigenous society while maintaining a deep respect for and understanding of the indigenous laws and traditions of her country.

After moving to Darwin in 1985 and completing her schooling, Kerry moved back to the Daly River where she worked in various jobs. In 1994, at the suggestion of one of her indigenous mothers, Kerry started to paint. Originally Kerry pursued the traditional style of the area which focuses on depictions of animals and plants. However, following completion of a tertiary course in Art and Craft from Batchelor Institute of Advanced Education, Kerry’s style changed to subjects associated with indigenous tradition. This change was also influenced by her grandfather and by her spending two years on bush country at her mother’s home country at Bulgul.

Kerry is a skilled colourist, precise in her work and continually exploring new means of expression of her stories of life and tradition in the Top End. The beautifully worked compositions that Kerry brings together in her paintings can be ethereal. They are like minutely observed cross-sections of nature that reveal the delicate patterning and relationships of the smallest elements.

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy spends her time with her three children between homes in Bulgul and Darwin. Japingka Gallery is proud to introduce the works of Kerry Madawyn McCarthy in its programme of new and emerging Aboriginal artists. The exhibition is open daily until 13 November.

Further information is available on exhibiting artist on the following link:

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy