Three Women: One Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 05.08.08

Gallery: Gecko Gallery
Dates: 03.08.08 : 24.08.08

Three women - One country shares the connection between artist and place.

Judy Mengil, Daisy Bitting and Carol Hapke are connected by the country to which they belong; Ngarangarni. This exhibition is at the same time an individual expression by each artist but also creates a single voice in the depiction of a shared cultural place.

When an artist repeats an image it is to know a place in all its forms as each repainting reconnects with and reaffirms an artists’ sense of themselves and the Ngarrangarni Country to which they belong. It makes the heart strong and gives to the country itself a renewal. It is a deep spiritual and cultural act. As with the repainting of images at rock art sites and the ritualized and repetitive markings in ceremonial body painting the repainting of an image reconnects with the spirituality and heart of country.


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Contact Details

Gallery: Gecko Gallery
Contact: Belinda Carrigan
Email: art@geckogallery.com.au
Telephone: +61 8 9192 8909
Address: PO Box 1967 Broome Broome 6725 WA

Gallery: Waringarri Aboriginal Arts
Contact: Cathy Cummins
Email: sales@waringarriarts.com.au
Telephone: +61 8 9168 2212
Address: Speargrass Road Kununurra Kununurra 6743 WA

 

 

Where is the exhibition?
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Gallery: Gecko Gallery

Artists: Carol Hapke | Daisy Bitting | Judy Mengil

News Tags: carol hapke | daisy bitting | judy mengil

News Categories: Australia