Sixteen Artists – 16x2

Gallery 1

17 July – 19 August 2015

 

Tingari by George Ward Tjungurrayi

George Ward Tjungurrayi  |  Tingari

Jap 010053  |  acrylic on linen  |  204 x 136 cm

Untitled – Tingari and Ancestral Country by Patrick Tjungurrayi

Patrick Tjungurrayi  |  Untitled – Tingari and Ancestral Country

Jap 011159  |   acrylic on linen  |  204 x 121 cm

Minyma Tjukurrpa by Marlene Young Nungurrayi

Marlene Young Nungurrayi  |  Minyma Tjukurrpa

Jap 011985  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 92 cm

My Country by Damien and Yilpi Marks

Damien and Yilpi Marks  |  My Country

Jap 010864  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 150 cm

Untitled – Tingari and Ancestral Country by Patrick Tjungurrayi

Patrick Tjungurrayi  |  Untitled – Tingari and Ancestral Country

Jap 011160  |   acrylic on linen  |  149 x 60 cm

Fire Dreaming by Charmaine Pwerle

Charmaine Pwerle  |  Fire Dreaming

Jap 011199  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Pencil Yam by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  Pencil Yam

Jap 011459  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Minyma Tjukurrpa by Marlene Young Nungurrayi

Marlene Young Nungurrayi  |  Minyma Tjukurrpa

Jap 011991  |  acrylic on canvas  |  119 x 90 cm

Tali – Sandhill Country by Lily Kelly Napangardi

Lily Kelly Napangardi   |  Tali – Sandhill Country

Jap 011549  |  acrylic on linen  |  112 x 102 cm

Tali – Sandhill Country by Lily Kelly Napangardi

Lily Kelly Napangardi   |  Tali – Sandhill Country

Jap 011565  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

My Country by Damien and Yilpi Marks

Damien and Yilpi Marks  |  My Country

Jap 011470  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 75 cm

Tali – Sand Dunes by Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa

Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa   |  Tali – Sand Dunes

Jap 011148  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

Spirit Looking After Country by Barbara Weir

Barbara Weir  |  Spirit Looking After Country

Jap 010471  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 92 cm

Yam Dreaming by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  Yam Dreaming

Jap 011194  |  acrylic on linen  |  182 x 121 cm

Women’s Ceremony by Joylene Reid Napangardi

Joylene Reid Napangardi  |  Women’s Ceremony

Jap 011995  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 75 cm

Change by Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty

Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty  |  Change

Jap 008480  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 90 cm

Billabong by Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty

Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty  |  Billabong

Jap 011187  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Sand Dunes and Rockholes by Gwenda Turner

Gwenda Turner  |  Sand Dunes and Rockholes

Jap 011478  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 90 cm

Untitled – Ancestral Country by Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa

Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa  |  Untitled – Ancestral Country

Jap 011554  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

Untitled – Ancestral Country by Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa

Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa  |  Untitled – Ancestral Country

Jap 011552  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

Tali – Sand Dunes by Maureen Nampijinpa Hudson

Maureen Nampijinpa Hudson   |  Tali – Sand Dunes

Jap 011142  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 010047  |  acrylic on canvas  |  154 x 92 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Elsie Napanangka Granites

Elsie Napanangka Granites  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 011207  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 60 cm

Awelye – Body Paint by Charmaine Pwerle

Charmaine Pwerle  |  Awelye – Body Paint

Jap 010572  |  acrylic on linen  |  181 x 120 cm

Spirit Looking After Country by Barbara Weir

Barbara Weir  |  Spirit Looking After Country

Jap 010472  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 92 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Elsie Napanangka Granites

Elsie Napanangka Granites  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 011205  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 75 cm

Sand Dunes and Rockholes by Gwenda Turner

Gwenda Turner  |  Sand Dunes and Rockholes

Jap 011477  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 75 cm

Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 010045  |  acrylic on canvas  |  148 x 108 cm

Marrapinti by Lorna Ward Napanangka

Lorna Ward Napanangka  |  Marrapinti

Jap 010254  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 84 cm

Marrapinti by Lorna Ward Napanangka

Lorna Ward Napanangka   |  Marrapinti

Jap 011547  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 122 cm

This exhibition presents two paintings each from sixteen impressive Aboriginal artists in one collection. Major Desert artists include paintings from the Men’s Tingari culture presented by Patrick Tjungurrayi and George Ward Tjungurrayi, showing the journey across country made by their Ancestral forebears. Younger artists Damien and Yilpi Marks, a husband and wife team, develop similar themes, showing the ceremonial and significant Creation events on country. The Womens’ Tingari stories are presented by Marlene Young Nungurrayi, Joylene Reid Napangardi, Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa and Lorna Ward Napanangka, showing the important ceremonial sites on their own country.

Artists depicting the shifting quality of the vast desert sandhill landscape include Lily Kelly Napangardi, Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa and Elsie Napanangka Granites. Lily Kelly’s paintings make use of black and white contrast in the fine dot work which is then broken with strong meandering ridges, while Maureen uses the subtle sandy colours to evoke her country.

Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty continues her richly coloured experiments in painting with strong forms dominating her stories of culture and change on her Daly River homelands. Anna Petyarre has also made emphatic use of strong colour in her two paintings from Utopia in Central Australia. Other Utopia artists focusing on ceremonial stories from their homelands include Polly Ngale, Charmaine Pwerle and Barbara Weir. Polly Ngale paints the Bush Plum story referring to the flowers and fruits of the plant and to the body designs used in associated ceremonies. Charmaine Pwerle has further abstracted the Awelye body paint designs made famous by her grandmother Minnie Pwerle, while Barbara Pwerle has painted references to the family clan estates relevant to Charmaine, Minnie and Barbara. These artists continue to represent the vital elements of their country and their spiritual identity. The exhibition offers the opportunity to see the range and quality of artworks produced by this group of artists and remains on show until 19 August 2015 .

Patrick Tjungurrayi
Damien & Yilpi Marks
Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa
George Ward Tjungurrayi
Lily Kelly Napangardi
Polly Ngale
Charmaine Pwerle
Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa
Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty
Anna Petyarre
Barbara Weir
Lorna Ward Napanangka
Joylene Reid Napangardi