Masterpieces from the Western Desert - Art Collector

Bill Whiskey Tjungurrayi, Rockholes Near the Olgas, Acrylic on linen. 134.5cm x 180.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary, Sydney.

Masterpieces from the Western Desert is an exhibition of contemporary Indigenous paintings. Although vastly different in aesthetic imagery and iconography, the works speak of the vast interior of Australia, the country, its people and the mythology that pervades every sandhill and waterhole throughout.

Powerful, delicate and immensely important to our contemporary culture, these remarkable works were created to keep the artists’ ancient stories alive. The great truism of history – is that to understand the present one must first understand the past – and for these artists, the past has a lineage that goes back over 40,000 years. For us, the viewer as a willing participant, we have access to an understanding of the ancient ways, as much as the artists allow under their law - the result for our contemporary world can only be beneficial.

Exhibition Opens: 6pm-8pm, Thursday 22 February, 2018
Exhibition Closes: 10 March 2018
Location: Nanda\Hobbs, 14-16 Meagher Street, Chippendale
Contact: +61 2 8599 8000
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