May 31 - Jun 30, 2012
Harvison Gallery’s June online exhibition showcases works by leading Indigenous artists.
Eileen Yaritja Stevens
(Tungu Palya Artist.) born c 1915 – 2008
This is piltati, Wati Kutjara Tjukurpa (Two Serpent Men Creation Story). This is a story for Nyapari. Ngayuku mitaku ngura (my husbands country).The two serpent men are brother and are married to two sisters. The men spent much time sitting inside the cave drawing sacred designs on the walls, while the women went off to search for food.
‘Dry Season Long Time”. Dry Season Long Time is a body of works so translucent the colours flow over each other as the light plays and the country is revealed…. we are journeying with Angelina George and reflecting with her on the beauty and grandness of the country. Karen Brown 2008
Freddie spent his childhood on Bow River and Lissadell Stations. His paintings resemble aerial maps of country where he lived and worked. Freddie Timms’ work is represented in all major public and private collections in Australia and Internationally.
(Tjala Arts) born c1920 – 2012
In his “Mai Pulka – Plenty food” Painting Tiger is telling us the traditional bush foods the Anangu relied ion to survive and loved to eat for their sweet taste: Kampurapra- bush raisin and ngapari – the sweet crusty lerp scales found on the gum tree leaves.
His Kundarmarraka Rockhole painting is country with rich inlets, claypans, flood plains and abundant bushfoods whic grow on the banks of the lake, Lance says that this country is rich with gold and is family’s native title land.
Nyarrapyi Giles’ works represent the Emu Story of Warmarungu at Karku. It tells of how the emu spirit is released “like the wind” as the ochres are dug out if the ground by people and take physical form again. The paintings show the travels of the emu and where it stops at waterholes to drink.