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18 July – 20 August 2014

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Kimberley Ochre Artists

18 July – 20 August 2014

The exhibition ‘Private Eye’ presents Aboriginal art works from private collectors in Western Australia, many rare Aboriginal paintings from Australia’s best practitioners. The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to survey a significant period in Aboriginal art through the eyes of local collectors. The paintings have been acquired over the past twenty years and most of the art works not seen publicly since their purchase in the 1990’s. All works are being offered for sale.

The exhibition includes works from famous Australian Aboriginal artists including Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Naata Nungurrayi, Jackie Giles, Johnny Warangkula, Wingu Tingima, Ngipi Ward, Pinta Pinta Tjapanangka, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Eubena Nampitjin, Elizabeth Nyumi, Lucy Yukenbarri, Mitjili Gibson, Maxie Tjampitjinpa and Jimmy Pike. Many of these artists have now passed away and their work is rarely seen in local galleries.

Aboriginal art in Australia has evolved rapidly over recent decades, and this collection provides a snapshot of early works from major artists at earlier stages of their careers.  The artworks have qualities that are unique to that period of the Aboriginal art movement, and show us from the inside how local art collections were put together during this important chapter of Australian art history. During this time various remote desert communities with their leading senior artists rose in significance, creating high points in the stream of new Aboriginal art.

Senior artists exhibited from the Papunya movement include Pinta Pinta Tjapanangka, Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, Maxie Tjampitjinpa and Ronnie Tjampitjinpa. Emily Kame Kngwarreye, described by the National Gallery of Australia as “one of Australia’s leading painters of modern times” has a beautiful Alhalkere painting included.  Balgo artists include Eubena Nampitjin, Lucy Yukenbarri, Bai Bai Napangardi, Susie Bootja Bootja, Elizabeth Nyumi and Nora Wompi. Arnhem Land artists Djambo Burra Burra and Maureen Thompson present two differing approaches to colour and story-telling from Roper River. Western Desert artists exhibiting include Wingu Tingima, Ngipi Ward, Jackie Giles, Tiger Palpatja, Kantjupayi Benson, Nyankulya Watson and Tjuruparu Watson.

The exhibition ‘Private Eye’ is on display at Japingka Gallery at 47 High Street, Fremantle from 18 July to 20 August 2014.

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Ronnie Tjampitjinpa
Eubena Nampitjin
Djambo Burra Burra

 

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Marruwa by Mijili Napanangka Gibson

Mijili Napanangka Gibson  |  Marruwa

Jap 010500  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 91 cm

Untitled by Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Emily Kame Kngwarreye  |  Untitled

Jap 010494  |  acrylic on linen  |  151 x 90 cm

Wati Kujarra by Wingu Tingima

Wingu Tingima  |  Wati Kujarra

Jap 010513  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 120 cm

Kalinypalinya at Kungkayunti by Marlee Napurrula

Marlee Napurrula  |  Kalinypalinya at Kungkayunti

Jap 009693  |  acrylic on linen  |  41 x 76 cm

Yarntinja by Biddee Baadjo

Biddee Baadjo  |  Yarntinja

Jap 010526  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

Tali by Eubena Nampitjin

Eubena Nampitjin  |  Tali

Jap 010524  |  acrylic on canvas  |  121 x 81 cm

Waljapundar by Bai Bai Napangardi

Bai Bai Napangardi  |  Waljapundar

Jap 009672  |  acrylic on canvas  |  50 x 77 cm

Kaningarra by Susie Bootja Bootja

Susie Bootja Bootja  |  Kaningarra

Jap 010506  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

Nundilara by Bai Bai Napangardi

Bai Bai Napangardi  |  Nundilara

Jap 010507  |  acrylic on linen  |  75 x 50 cm

Kunawarritji Tali Wirini by Nora Wompi

Nora Wompi  |  Kunawarritji Tali Wirini

Jap 009689  |  acrylic on canvas  |  36 x 46 cm

Tali by Eubena Nampitjin

Eubena Nampitjin  |  Tali

Jap 010525  |  acrylic on canvas  |  121 x 81 cm

Untitled by Elizabeth Nyumi Nungurrayi

Elizabeth Nyumi Nungurrayi  |  Untitled

Jap 010508  |  acrylic on linen  |  80 x 30 cm

Tjintjulloo Soak by Lucy Yukenbarri

Lucy Yukenbarri  |  Tjintjulloo Soak

Jap 009675  |  acrylic on linen  |  100 x 50 cm

Untitled by Barbara Reid Napangardi

Barbara Reid Napangardi  |  Untitled

Jap 010518  |  acrylic on linen  |  123 x 92 cm

Tingari Story by Naata Nungurrayi

Naata Nungurrayi  |  Tingari Story

Jap 010517  |  acrylic on linen  |  153 x 92 cm

Marrapinti by Walangkura Napanangka

Walangkura Napanangka  |  Marrapinti

Jap 009694  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

Kalipinpa Water Dreaming by Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula  |  Kalipinpa Water Dreaming

Jap 009677  |  acrylic on canvas board  |  60 x 50 cm

Bushfire Dreaming by Maxie Tjampitjinpa

Maxie Tjampitjinpa  |  Bushfire Dreaming

Jap 010527  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

Untitled by Jackie Giles

Jackie Giles  |  Untitled

Jap 010520  |  acrylic on canvas  |  174 x 136 cm

Coast at Limmen Bight by Maureen Thompson

Maureen Thompson  |  Coast at Limmen Bight

Jap 010516  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

Untitled by Pinta Pinta Tjapanangka

Pinta Pinta Tjapanangka  |  Untitled

Jap 010501  |  acrylic on linen  |  107 x 29 cm

Water Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 010530  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 30 cm

Water Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 010531  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 30 cm

Desert Designs 2 by Mr Lewis

Mr Lewis  |  Desert Designs 2

Jap 009915  |  acrylic on canvas board  |  50 x 40 cm

Water Buffalo by Djambu Barra Barra

Djambu Barra Barra  |  Water Buffalo

Jap 010519  |  acrylic on canvas  |  187 x 133 cm

Tingari by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa  |  Tingari

Jap 010532  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 30 cm

Untitled by Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa

Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa  |  Untitled

Jap 010529  |  acrylic on linen  |  46 x 38 cm

Untitled by Nola Campbell

Nola Campbell  |  Untitled

Jap 009683  |  acrylic on canvas  |  85 x 48 cm

Tjukula by Nyankulya Watson

Nyankulya Watson  |  Tjukula

Jap 010498  |  acrylic on canvas  |  116 x 102 cm

My Country by Gertie Huddleston

Gertie Huddleston  |  My Country

Jap 009679  |  acrylic on canvas board  |  38 x 25 cm

Yarla by Lorna Fencer Napurrula

Lorna Fencer Napurrula  |  Yarla

Jap 009919  |  acrylic on canvas  |  77 x 57 cm

My Country by Willie Billabong

Willie Billabong  |  My Country

Jap 009692  |  acrylic on canvas  |  45 x 44 cm

Crocodile Men Story by Djambu Barra Barra

Djambu Barra Barra  |  Crocodile Men Story

Jap 010512  |  acrylic on canvas  |  236 x 133 cm

Man Finished by Djambu Barra Barra

Djambu Barra Barra  |  Man Finished

Jap 009695  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 40 cm

Untitled by Long Tom Tjapanangka

Long Tom Tjapanangka  |  Untitled

Jap 009467  |  acrylic on plyboard  |  112 x 44 cm

Incoming Storm by Patrick Butcher

Patrick Butcher  |  Incoming Storm

Jap 010509  |  acrylic on canvas  |  192 x 94 cm

Untitled by Sally Gabori

Sally Gabori  |  Untitled

Jap 010510  |  acrylic on linen  |  198 x 102 cm

Warutjarra by Elaine Lane

Elaine Lane  |  Warutjarra

Jap 009686  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 50 cm

Untitled by Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula  |  Untitled

Jap 010528  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

Warterholes near Kulyayi by Peter Goodijie

Peter Goodijie  |  Warterholes near Kulyayi

Jap 010533  |  acrylic on canvas  |  142 x 40 cm

The Creation Story by Tiger Palpatja

Tiger Palpatja  |  The Creation Story

Jap 010505  |  acrylic on linen  |  80 x 30 cm

Wati Kujarra by Tjuruparu Watson

Tjuruparu Watson  |  Wati Kujarra

Jap 010514  |  acrylic on linen  |  157 x 114 cm

Minyma Kutjara Tjukurpa by Kantjupayi Benson

Kantjupayi Benson  |  Minyma Kutjara Tjukurpa

Jap 010497  |  acrylic on canvas  |  151 x 151 cm

Untitled by Ngipi Ward

Ngipi Ward  |  Untitled

Jap 010499  |  acrylic on canvas  |  143 x 91 cm

 

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