'Ngapa' Water Dreaming | Aboriginal Art Exhibition

Published by: Mitchell Fine Art | 13-Apr-2023
A group exhibition of Aboriginal paintings depicting water dreaming stories is showing at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley until 13th May 2023. @mitchellfineartgallery
Venue: Mitchell Fine Art
Address: 86 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley
Date: 18 April – 13 May 2023
Time: 10am
Ticket: Free
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SHORTY JANGALA ROBERTSON | NGAPA TJUKURRPA A16407, 120 x 180cm acrylic on linen 2009
Indigenous Australians have lived in the most remote, driest corners of Australia for thousands of years. Water is a fundamental consideration in the daily lives of these people.

Water is vital for both humans and animals, not only for drinking purposes but also to encourage growth of plants, and the generation of native bush foods. The location of all water sources including rockholes, freshwater springs, soakage’s and underground water sources are an essential part of traditional knowledge and desert life.

In a highly spiritual society, this essential need informed Aboriginal culture, lore, and ceremony. During times of drought, ceremonies are undertaken to encourage rainfall. The passing of these dreaming stories from one generation was vital to survival. Ceremonies preserve the memory of the creation and location of the water sites.

Artworks have been selected from various regions in Central Australia that reflect the commonality of the importance of water across the different Aboriginal language groups. The vibrant colours of the works signify that that Aboriginal people thrived and flourished in these challenging surroundings. This exhibition examines the spiritual aspects of their relationship to the land and its resources.

Artists featured include Shorty Jangala Robertson, Lorna Fencer Napurrula, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa and Judy Watson Napangardi.

The exhibition is showing at Mitchell Fine Art, 86 Arthur Street Fortitude Valley from 18th April to 13th May 2023. There will be no events for this exhibition.

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To enquire on any artworks phone 07 3254 2297 or email admin@mitchellfineartgallery.com.

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