Rosella Namok 2015
Rosella Namok returns to Japingka Gallery with a new exhibition focused on the coastal lifestyle of tropical north Queensland, with her Monsoon Rain series. The artist will attend the opning on 28 August. Rosella Namok established her name in the art world during the 1990s, exhibiting as part of the Lockhart River Art Gang, a group of young and enthusiastic artists working out of Cape York. These emerging Aboriginal artists created paintings using contemporary techniques while maintaining a connection with traditional story-telling and cultural narratives.
Rosella Namok has captured the mood and beauty of northern Queensland wet season, with the tropical rainstorms coming in off the ocean. Here paintings read as landscapes, with rich bands of colour sweeping across the picture plane. The delicacy of the falling rain breaks up the pictures and creates a tension of colour and texture. The artist produces a light show that conjours up different times of day, which moves from reds and oranges through to blues, purples and greens. Rosella Namok’s exhibition runs from 28 August until 30 September 2015 at Japingka Gallery.