Exhibition: 'Ngale Sisters'
Address: 86 Arthur St Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Date: 7 April - 8 May
Such is the case with the Ngale sisters – Polly, Kathleen and Angelina. Living and creating in the remote landscape of Australia’s central desert, their paintings share knowledge as they portray depictions of country and important flora and fauna.
Each of the paintings evoke a sense of country, its importance, and the artists intimate knowledge of the natural and cultural elements of traditional Aboriginal life.
Today’s contemporary Aboriginal artworks are an extension of tradition. The mediums may have changed but the purpose is fundamentally the same.
The modern art movement in Utopia began in the late 1970s with a group of Anmatyerre women participating in a series of batik-making fabric workshops. Starting their respective painting journeys in the 1980’s, the Ngale sisters rose to prominence over the subsequent years as artists of great ability and influence. Their paintings have been exhibited and collected extensively within Australia and overseas.
Created between 2008 and 2010, this exhibition showcases the artistic expression and cultural knowledge of the three sisters. It includes the majestic 195 x 294cm ‘Anwekety (Bush Plum Dreaming)’ painting by octogenarian Polly Ngale.
The exhibition is showing from April 7th until Saturday 8th May at Mitchell Fine Art in Arthur St, Fortitude Valley Brisbane.
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To enquire on any artworks phone 07 3254 2297 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To view the exhibition online visit www.mitchellfineartgallery.com