It is the honour and pleasure of ReDot Fine Art Gallery to announce an exhibition of stunning canvases by Mornington Island Arts artist, Mrs. Gabori (c. 1924-2015). This show celebrates the life of a courageous senior woman who revitalised her people by the seemingly insignificant decision to lift a paint brush to a canvas. Mrs. Gabori became a national phenomenon and her works quickly became treasured and highly sought-after gems as she swept across Australia. Her works have been acquired by all major institutional collections across Australia and globally, her designs were showcased at the Venice Biennale and she has been commissioned on many occasions for public and private installations, the latest of which saw her stunning Tjukurpa come to life in the halls of the Brisbane International airport. The contemporary landscapes of her country, her husband’s country, and her parents’ country are the focus of this exhibition because they best summarise who she was, why she was, and what she has become. The works chosen are in typical Mrs. Gabori style – expansive canvases, bold colours and contemporary expression, retelling stories of her and her family’s country. Although she painted for only eight years, those were the last eight years of her life, as if everything that had happened beforehand had prepared her for this great opportunity to record what no one else knew how to express.
This show is an opportunity to see a living and breathing memory of a disappearing culture and a nationally esteemed Australian Indigenous artist who now lives on in the masterpieces she has left behind for future generations across the world. The exhibition at ReDot Fine Art Gallery will also include works by Mrs. Gabori’s niece, Paula Paul, and other family members
When: 1 May - 2 Jul 2016, 12:00 - 19:00