Desert Dots IV continues our annual celebration of dot paintings, this year showcasing the depth of field and soulful expression of three Utopia icons.
WHEN: 4 October - 16 December 2019
FEATURED ARTISTS: Motorbike Paddy Ngale, Polly Ngale and Kathleen Ngale.
The dot painting technique used by sisters Polly and Kathleen Ngale and Kathleen's husband Motorbike Paddy is called dump dump. The term was coined when Emily Kame Kngwarreye was painting in the 1990's. Different sized brushes are 'dumped' into the paint and then onto the canvas in quick successions to create superimposed dotting to fill the canvas.
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Light pink and deep tertiary colours are trending with our artists this season and we have a beautiful new collection of artworks.
Arnumarra is the name of Colleen's country which lies north east of Alice Springs in Central Australia.
Colleen paints Dreamtime Sisters; ancestral spirits who roam the country performing sacred song and dance. They look after Arnumarra country and guide its people.