ICYMI (In case you missed it) is our final exhibition of 2023 and a thank you to the communities and artists that we have had the privilege to work with. From Doreen Chapmans wildly expressionistic work to Taylor Coopers stunning renditions of Malara; From Patrick Mung Mungs powerful interpretation of Ngarrgooroon to Grace Robinyas whimsical series about swimming at the Twenty Mile swimming hole, this exhibition showcases the breadth and talent of First Nation art. We are honoured and proud to work alongside artists from across the country and be offered the opportunity to share their stories.
Aubrey is a traditional owner for the Country surrounding Kintore. He paints in the tradition of his father, incorporating the Dreaming stories of the area including Minma Kutjarra Tjukurrpa (Two Travelling Women), Ngintaka Tjukurrpa (Perentie) and the Waru Tjukurrpa (Fire) at Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay).
Aileen Long’s dexterous use of vivid red, blue, green and yellow hues overlaid with grid-like positioning of dotting combine to present these captivating and compelling renditions of ancient narratives.
Bugai Whyoulter is a Kartujarra woman and a senior custodian of the lands surrounding Kunawarritji (Canning Stock Route, Well 33) in remote Western Australia. Born in the 1940s at Pukayiyirna, she travelled northward with her parents toward Kunawarritji.
Martumili Artist Derrick Butt is fast developing a reputation for the dramatic, bold representations of his ancestral Country, Kulyakartu, where shimmering undulations combine with pinpricked constellations of colour. Detailed and layered, his paintings convey not only the topographic geological forms, water bodies, and flora of the region, but also the very life essence that lies beneath the land.
Tjunguku Pukulpaku Paintamilani (Happy Painting Together) celebrates the women who paint together at Kaltjiti Arts and includes exceptional works by artists such as Matjangka (Nyukana) Norris, Imitjala Curley, Carolanne Ken and Ingrid Treakle.
Imbued with colour, Gwenneth Blitner’s paintings depict the lush landscapes around her home at Ngukurr, on the Roper River. They are memories of the places she has visited with family, reminding her of the importance of country and of the connections to Marra Country.
Sarah Brown’s precise brush strokes translate the ephemeral tones and shapes of the Crentral Desert.
Respected artist Danny Murphy has been practising ceramics for most of his adult life. His extraordinary work fuses classical form with surfaces inspired by the rugged sandstone escarpment and chaotic harmony of the bush that surrounds his studio.