Following on from recent strongly-curated exhibitions and leveraging on a close-knitted working relationship with Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency, ReDot Fine Art Gallery will for the first time showcase a body of works on board and tin by Ngarralja Tommy May. Reminiscent of early Papunya Tula boards, Tommy’s creations are steeped in mark-making and based around soakage and waterhole sites sacred to this elderly lawman, who is now one of the oldest and most respected Indigenous figures in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Wurna Juwal – Walking up and down, always moving, from waterhole to soak marks a major milestone in Tommy’s work and stature, and his delicate stunning works have already received exciting and memorable reviews in Australia.
This exhibition will also run concurrently with another collection of works by senior Mangkaja female artists that was curated over the last 18 months. This exhibition includes works by the established Sonia Kurarra, Daisy Japulija, Tjigila Nada Rawlins and Lisa Uhl, paying homage to the recently departed doyenne of the art centre, Mrs. Snell.
The exhibition begins on Wednesday 9th March and runs until Saturday 23rd April 2016.
When: 9 Mar - 23 Apr 2016, 12PM - 7PM