Sally Gabori paints her father’s country

We continue our series on the work of the late Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori currently showing at the Queensland Art Gallery until 28 August 2016. The exhibition includes the artist’s early paintings, her large collaborative works with other Kaiadilt women, and her almost monochromatic recent paintings and works on paper. Sally Gabori’s depictions of her homeland are…

Sally Gabori’s Mirdidingki: My Country

‘This is where I was born on Bentinck Island next to the Mirdidingki River’ Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori In Sally Gabori’s paintings places and people are inseparable, stemming from the Kaiadilt tradition of naming people through association with the place and totem one was born into. By adding the Kaiadilt suffix ~ngathi (meaning ‘born at’)…

Madeleine Kelly creates birds using drink containers

Madeleine Kelly is well known for her figurative paintings that assemble information gleaned from the fields of archaeology and the sciences. Her works convey an ecological awareness with a stroke of magic realism. In this installation, Kelly has recreated species of birds – somewhat whimsically, using Tetra Pak drink containers – that she has identified…