Shirley Purdie: Burrum lirrkarn ngarri ngumbarra mangbu - My mother & father two fella bin learn me all the way - Art Collector

Shirley Purdie, Goordbelayinji, 2012. Natural ochre and pugments, 300 x 140cm. Courtesy: the artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

In her first solo exhibition at Alcaston Gallery (having exhibited in group exhibitions since 2005) senior Gija artist Shirley Purdie showcases new paintings and sculptures in ochre.

In this remarkable body of work
Burrum lirrkarn ngarri ngumbarra mangbu: My mother & father two fella bin learn me all the way, Purdie draws on traditional stories and ngarrangkarni (dreaming) and stories of station life to paint her parents’ country around Violet Valley, close to Mabel Downs Station. In her painting and sculptures Purdie uses ochres and wood from her own country as the natural earth pigments allow her to create a beautifully rich textural quality.

Opening: 2pm Saturday 1 December 2012
Exhibition closes: 20 December 2012
Location: Alcaston Gallery, 11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Contact: 03 9418 6444

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