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Kimberley Ochre Artists + Tiwi Sculptures + Mini Masters


Fri 30 May 2014, 10:00am–5:30pm
Wed 9 Jul 2014, 10:00am–5:30pm

Where: Japingka Gallery, 47 High Street, Fremantle, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: japingka1

A special Exhibition of both famous and iconic Ochre painters from the remote Kimberley region of North-West Australia. Japingka Gallery is very proud to announce a special, block-buster exhibition simply titled, Kimberley Ochre Artists which looks at some of the greatest and most famous of the iconic Ochre Artists from the remote Kimberley region of W.A.

For most people, their only chance of viewing and experiencing major works in the flesh by Kimberley Greats such as Rover Thomas, Queenie McKenzie, Jack Britten and David Downs is via public museums and State and National Galleries. This Exhibition provides a rare opportunity to not only view and experience these beautiful and important ochre paintings in person, but also the chance to own and enjoy them.

Aboriginal art in the Kimberley region of north-west Western Australia maintains a strong regional character and unique approach to subject and image that sets it apart from all other art styles within the Aboriginal art world.

The deeply entrenched cultural practice behind the rock art found in sacred ceremonial places has fed into the contemporary art of the western and coastal groups of artists. The great ochre painting tradition of the East Kimberley is centred on Warmun and Kununurra communities. The contemporary East Kimberley tradition was stimulated by the ceremonial painters at Turkey Creek (Warmun), when in the 1970s Paddy Jaminji and Rover Thomas painted the Krill Krill dance boards, and artists such as Jock Mosquito and Freddie Timms learned the skills that carried through into the new century. 26 Artists feature in this major Exhibition.

Also in Gallery 2, two new Exhibitions showcasing striking Tiwi Carvings & Sculptures in ironwood and decorated with natural ochre pigments are complimented by an Exhibition of small acrylic mini master-works by an eclectic selection of Desert Artists called, Mini Masters. For those unfortunately unable to visit Japingka Gallery and to take the rare opportunity of viewing these exceptional, major Exhibitions in the flesh, the entire three Exhibitions can be viewed online