Warmun artists group exhibition: Land Art - Art Collector

Installation view of Land Art at Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland, 2013. Paintings shown L-R: by Lena Nyadbi, Churchill Cann and Phyllis Thomas. Courtesy: the artists and Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland

Warmun artists have built an international reputation for their rich velvety paintings made using hand-collected and crushed natural pigments and charcoal from their land in the East Kimberley. Each work is made in a luscious array of earth tones, drawing simultaneously on traditional Ngarrankarni (Dreaming) stories and contemporary perspectives.

Following the leadership of the late artists Rover Thomas and Queenie McKenzie a new generation of senior artists including Mabel Juli, Churchill Cann, Ivy Drill, Phyllis Thomas and Lena Nyadbi, are now re-presenting Gija culture to the world in a fresh and innovative way. Warmun artists' work are held in the major Australian public collections and in Auckland's Chartwell Collection.

Exhibition opens: 6pm Tuesday 24 September 2013
Exhibition closes: 19 October 2013
Location: Tim Melville Gallery, 11 McColl Street, Newmarket, Auckland NZ
Contact: +64 9 520 5891
Email: info@timmelville.com

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