WARMUN ARTISTS

Earth: Ochre Painting from Warmun

13 March - 14 April 2012

Warmun Art Centre, located 200km south of Kununurra in the East Kimberley, holds a significant place in the history of contemporary Australian art. It is here that Rover Thomas and Queenie McKenzie both painted their country, using ochres dug from their land, and it is the leadership of these pioneers which continues to encourage generations of Aboriginal artists to maintain their cultural connections to country.

The rich velvety paintings from Warmun draw on both traditional Ngarrangkarni (Dreaming) stories and the artists’ contemporary experience.

Tim Melville Gallery is proud to present this significant exhibition of Ochre Painting to a New Zealand audience.

Photography: Kallan MacLeod

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WARMUN ARTISTS
GORDON BARNEY
Larnnganabany
2011
natural ochre and pigment on canvas
1200mm H x 900mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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MABEL JULI
Garnkiny & Wardel Ngarranggarni
2012
natural ochre and pigment on canvas
1500mm H x 1800mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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TOMMY CARROLL
Wungkul
2012
natural ochre and pigment on canvas
600mm H x 800mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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PHYLLIS THOMAS
Geemeerre
2011
natural ochre and pigment on canvas
450mm H x 1200mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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PHYLLIS THOMAS
Geemeerre
2011
natural ochre and pigment on canvas
500mm H x 1500mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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DAVID COX
Sing Out Spring - Yiyili Country
2011
natural ochre and pigment on canvas
1200mm H x 900mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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MABEL JULI
Garnkiny Ngarranggarni
2011
natural ochre and pigment on canvas
800mm H x 1000mm W
CHARTWELL COLLECTION / AUCKLAND ART GALLERY

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DAVID COX
Sing Out Spring - Yiyili Country
2008
natural ochre and pigment on canvas
900mm H x 1200mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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GORDON BARNEY
Larnnganabany
2011
natural ochre and pigment on canvas
1200mm H x 900mm W
CHARTWELL COLLECTION / AUCKLAND ART GALLERY

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SADE CARRINGTON
Purnululu Ngarrgooroon
2012
natural ochre and pigment on canvas
500mm H x 1500mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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TOMMY CARROLL
Wungkul
2012
natural ochre and pigment on canvas
1200mm H x 1500mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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MABEL JULI
Garnkiny Ngarrangarni
2012
natural ochre and pigment on canvas
450mm H x 1200mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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MABEL JULI
Garnkiny Ngarrangarni
2012
natural ochre and pigment on canvas
900mm H x 1200mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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MABEL JULI
Wardel & Garnkiny
2010
natural ochre and pigment on canvas
800mm H x 1000mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Earth: Ochre Painting from Warmun
March - April 2012
Installation View

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Earth: Ochre Painting from Warmun
March - April 2012
Installation View

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Earth: Ochre Painting from Warmun
March - April 2012
Installation View

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Earth: Ochre Painting from Warmun
March - April 2012
Installation View

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Earth: Ochre Painting from Warmun
March - April 2012
Installation View

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Earth: Ochre Painting from Warmun
March - April 2012
Installation View

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Earth: Ochre Painting from Warmun
March - April 2012
Installation View

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Earth: Ochre Painting from Warmun
March - April 2012
Installation View