Mervyn Rubuntja: Always Use the Right Colour - Art Collector

Mervyn Rubuntja, East MacDonnell Ranges, NT. Watercolour paper, 36 x 54cm. Courtesy: the artist and Suzanne O'Connell, New Farm

This exhibition features contemporary Aboriginal watercolours from the Hermannsburg area. Mervyn Rubuntja’s paintings are inspired by the land he lives on and the places he visits in Central Australia. Rubuntja’s elders told him ‘always use the right colour’. This is important because the more you look to the distance the more the colour changes. When you pick up a rock it is red, when you look at it to the distance the colour changes. All the colours together form a painting, like in a photograph which depicts the land and the sky.

Exhibition opens: 2pm, Saturday 11 June 2016
Exhibition closes: 16 July 2016
Location: Suzanne O'Connell Gallery, 93 James Street, New Farm
Contact: 07 3358 5811

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