From the Director: Sally Gabori – now open at QAG

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori had close to a century of stories to tell by the time she passed away early last year – stories of a traditional life lived with family on Bentinck Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria; stories of her brother, known as King Alfred, and his sworn rival Pat Gabori, whom Sally would later marry;…

Visit Sally Gabori’s Country and her home

The fascinating career of the late Bentinck Island artist and senior Kaiadilt woman Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori (c.1924–2015) is explored in a retrospective exhibition at the Gallery. ‘Dulka Warngiid – Land of All’ reveals Gabori’s instinct for vibrant colour, bold forms and gestural brushstrokes, and her deep connection to Country and her home, Bentinck Island. Taking…

Sally Gabori: Visual voice of an island language

Enjoy reading about Sally Gabori, a senior Kaiadilt artist from Bentinck Island, and an exhibition of her work opening at the Gallery this weekend. QAGOMA’s Curator of Indigenous Australian Art Bruce McLean has drawn together more than 50 artworks painted since Gabori commenced painting at 81 years of age. In remote Carpentaria, Sally Gabori communicated in…