Women of Influence showcases a collection of exquisite works by influential women; known for their leadership and influence whether by innate character or artistic expression.
Six artists are featured in Women of Influence, each chosen for their known influential characteristics and significant artistic achievements.
WHEN: Friday 14 December - Sunday 24 February 2019
FEATURED ARTISTS: Polly Ngale, Gloria Petyarre, Barbara Weir, Lena Pwerle, Angelina Ngale and Jeannie Mills.
Polly Ngale is considered one of the most accomplished painters to have come from Utopia, attributed with the ability to use dots to create vivid, almost multi-dimensional patterns of colour, and convey a deep emotion and sensory experience for the viewer.
Her most notable achievements in this medium are her honourable mention in the 2004 TNATSIA, which was followed by representation at the Contemporary Art Fair in Paris. Also notable is her inclusion in the Emily Kngwarreye and her Legacy exhibition in Tokyo in 2008.
Angelina is one of few people to paint the Atham-areny Story and, due to her pedigree, is the owner of it. Angelina became well known early in her career with her ability to produce fine dot paintings that mesmerised her audience. Other painters tried to follow suit but few could do it with such finesse.
Angelina later reinvented herself when she began painting the Atham-areny Story. Bands of curvilineal structures fill every nook of space on the canvas and pulse with a life of their own.
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Deep into Central Australia’s remote Utopia region, there is a small community nestled in the bush where Dinny and Josie Kunoth live.
Several bright coloured buildings are home to the residents of this community which include a portion of Dinny and Josie's nine children and their families.
Gloria was a special 2020 exhibition showcasing the beautiful and quintessential Leaves paintings by Gloria Petyarre.
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