Pannaphan Yodmanee’s installations are eruptions of materials

Pannaphan Yodmanee visited her local Buddhist temple often as a child, and it was here, at the age of ten, that she learnt to paint. Buddhist shrines and temples in Thailand are places where art, religion, history and life intertwine. Ancient stories, histories and cosmologies are depicted on their inner walls and on murals in…

Pannaphan Yodmanee draws on Buddhist cosmology to create her installations

Thai artist Pannaphan Yodmanee’s extraordinary work In the aftermath 2018, commissioned for ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) was the subject of the 2019 Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Foundation Appeal. Watch the installation time-lapse Pannaphan Yodmanee, Thailand b.1988 / In the aftermath 2018 / Found objects, artist-made icons,…

‘In the Aftermath’ is a complex, immersive installation

From the age of ten, Thai artist Pannaphan Yodmanee was taught traditional Buddhist painting techniques by a monk at her local temple, and while she draws on this depth of knowledge, she moves beyond traditional conventions to connect the symbolic, the spiritual and the secular in exciting and experiential new ways. Through years of refining…

An incredible story: Kumantje Jagamara and Imants Tillers

While Kumantje (Michael Nelson) Jagamara OAM and Imants Tillers have worked on panel paintings collaboratively since 2001, creating 24 works, Metafisica Australe 2017 (illustrated) holds special meaning: it reflects on the origins of their collaboration, which developed following Tillers’s use of elements of Jagamara’s Five Stories 1984 in his 1985 work titled The Nine Shots. His…

A meeting of minds: Kumantje Jagamara and Imants Tillers

Metafisica Australe 2017 is a rich, contemporary symbiosis of the personal, professional and cultural reflections of two great Australian artists. Metafisica Australe is a significant 72-panel painting that is the latest artwork resulting from the collaborative efforts of Kumantje (Michael Nelson) Jagamara OAM and Imants Tillers. Simon Wright was present when this important working relationship…

Kumantje Jagamara and Imants Tillers collaborate on ‘Metafisica Australe’

Warlpiri/Luritja artist Kumantje (Michael Nelson) Jagamara OAM and Imants Tillers have collaborated on 24 artworks together since 2001, and the latest of these, the striking 72-panel painting Metafisica Australe 2017 The expansive and compelling work holds special meaning, as it reflects on how the artists embarked on a working relationship that developed following Tillers’s use…