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“Origins - Early Works on Paper from Founding Mangkaja Artists”
ReDot Fine Art Gallery is honoured to host an exhibition hailing from one the most important community art centres of the Modern Contemporary Aboriginal Art movement. Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency is not only one of the oldest established art centres in the Kimberley region of Australia, the heart of the North-Western Aboriginal Art movement, but also boasts some of the most renowned protagonists of this art form.
This beautiful and simplistic body of work comprises of three of the late founding members of Mangkaja Arts, Wankurta Peanut Ford, Yata Gypsy Yadda, and Wakartu Cory Surprise. All three of these strong Walmajarri women began painting in the late eighties through the Karrayili Adult Education Centre, and participated in the landmark exhibition “Karrayili” which was held in 1991. It is only fitting that in the 20th year of the incorporation of the current art centre that Mangkaja are embarking on a significant international show and will be exhibiting works which demonstrate the raw strength of the selected artists.