The exhibition Paintings of the Western Desert by Papunya Tula Artists (see previous post), now on show at Metropolis Gallery, looks stunning. Colourful and vibrant, in a diverse range of expressions, the paintings in the exhibition reflect the artists’ intimate connection to country.
Below is a slideshow of this inspiring exhibition and if you are interested to find out more about how the Western Desert art movement began, Metropolis Gallery will be running a special screening of the film “Mr Patterns” at 2 pm this Saturday 16 April telling the story of Geoff Bardon and the Papunya artists in the early 1970’s who were the catalysts for a new wave of art.
For bookings, phone 5221 6505 and entry is free. Metropolis Gallery, 64 Ryrie Street Geelong. www.metropolisgallery.com.au
Thanks to Metropolis Gallery for allowing me to use images of the artists’ work and for providing some of the photos of the exhibition.
The artists in the exhibition are:
Andrew Spencer Tjapaltjarri, Brenda Napaltjarri, Charlie Tjapangati, Edith Nampitjinpa, Eileen Napaltjarri, Jacqueline Nakamarra, Kayi Kayi Nampitjinpa, Lorna Napanangka, Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra, Lorraine Napurrula, Mary Anne Nampitjinpa,
Michael Gallagher Tjangala, Michael Nelson Tjakamarra, Nanyuma Napangati,
Ningura Napurrula, Ngoia Napaltjarri, Payu Napaltjarri, Pantjiya Nungurrayi,
Patrick Tjungurrayi, Rubilee Napurrula, Tatali Napurrula, Tjunkiya Napaltjarri,
Takariya Napaltjarri, Walter Brown Tjangala, Wintjiya Napaltjarri and Yinarupa Nangala.