JUDY WATSON NAPANGARDI
Mina Mina – Snake Vine Dreaming | $15,750
Acrylic on canvas, 170x100cm
Artist | Judy Watson Napangardi was born around 1930 and is a respected
senior Warlpiri-speaking artist from Yuendumu. As one of Australia’s most revered living Indigenous artists, her amazing contemporary works have been extensively collected all around the world.
Artwork | Judy is depicting the story of the Snake Vine or Ngalyipi. This is a strong creeping plant that grows up through trees in the Central Desert area. Its leaves have medicinal qualities, and its fibrous stem is used to make twine.
My Country | $8750
Acrylic on canvas, 165x150cm
Artist | Born around 1928 in the Utopia region, some 250km northeast of Alice Springs, Kudditji has forged a career that has gained him worldwide attention via his unique and powerful abstract painting style.
Artwork | Kudditji paints aspects of ‘His Country’ in a wonderfully minimalistic ‘slab’ technique. These colour-coordinated lozenge shapes encapsulate the wide-open spaces and the changing seasons of his beloved desert country.
ABIE LOY KEMARRE
Bush Hen Dreaming | $4500
Acrylic on linen, 100x95cm
Artist | Abie was born in 1972 in the Utopia region. Having the internationally celebrated artist Kathleen Petyarre as her grandmother and mentor has helped Abie to be recognised as one of the more prominent younger Indigenous artists in Australia today.
Artwork | Abie’s series of Bush Hen paintings depict its territory in a lineal abstract form, as it wanders around looking for food. Painted in a meticulously precise dotting technique, this work is a tribute to Abie’s amazing talent.
Lupulnga – Women’s Hair String Skirt Ceremony | $27,500
Acrylic on linen, 230x145cm
Artist | Before her passing in 2011, Makinti gained a reputation as one of our leading contemporary artists. The 2008 Telstra Award winner achieved an auction high price of $105,000 earlier this year.
Artwork | The beautiful wavy lines represent the human hair the women weave by hand for ceremonial skirts. The free-flowing movement is reminiscent of the ceremonies’ dancing and music.
ABORIGINART INDIGENOUS FINE ART GALLERY
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0403 012 615, aboriginart.com.au
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