Taste the sea

The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea is an interactive exhibition that explores the close relationship of Dorothy, Elsie and Amanda Gabori — the daughters of Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori — with their ancestral homeland of Bentinck Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Bring the family in to visit the Children’s Art Centre at GOMA…

Gain an insight into Sally Gabori’s painting technique

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori’s instinct for colour and composition approaches abstraction while conveying a deep connection to her important places and family. We continue our series on her work by profiling this painting table on which she painted many of her smaller works. This is the tabletop on which Sally Gabori painted many of her…

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’)…

Sally Gabori’s Dulka Warngiid – Land of All

‘Danda ngijinda dulk, danda ngijinda malaa, danda ngad’ (This is my Land, this is my Sea, this is who I am) Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori was born around 1924 near a small creek on the southern side of Bentinck Island, in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. This small island, measuring around…

The Collection is at the heart of the Gallery

Change is afoot at the Queensland Art Gallery with the Collection Storage Upgrade project. Art museums are defined by the quality and significance of their collections. Consequently, the expansion and preservation of the art collection is part of QAGOMA’s mission, this has been the case since the first work was purchased in 1895. Many of…