2014 Gija Contemporary Art from Warmun
Aboriginal & Pacific Art is proud to introduce artists from Warmun Art Centre, WA, in our first exhibition of the year.
Churchill Cann, Patrick Mung Mung, Betty Carrington and Mabel Juli began painting in the 1990s in Warmun under the guidance of artists including Rover Thomas, Queenie McKenzie, Hector Jandany, George Mung Mung and Paddy Jaminji and their continuing practice today is a continuation of this legacy. Whilst these four artists all began painting at similar times, each artist has a diverse practice, painting their own individual stories and Country. Their works stem from Ngarranggarni (Dreaming) stories, their lives growing up and working on cattle stations across the East Kimberley and early colonial histories. Their works are testimony to their strong connection to Country, in all its forms. Established and celebrated artists Churchill, Patrick, Betty and Mabel also play important roles within the community, teaching and passing down knowledge to future generations.
These textural and sensory works, painted in natural ochres, highlight the strong and continuing connections that exist between artist and Country.