Martumili Ngurra – Our Country is Martumili Artists’ only exhibition in Sydney this year.
This stunning show, hand-picked on a recent trip to the Western Desert, pays homage not only to Martumili’s senior and emerging artists, but also to the vast beauty of Martu Country – from Jigalong in the West to Kunawarritji in the East.
Martu artists are masters of colour, gesture and subtlety, and their work is much sought-after by private and institutional collectors around the world. Their bold, evocative paintings echo the sand hills, spinifex, water holes and shimmering salt lakes of their ancestors’ Country. Their artworks are often painted in layers, some invisible on the final canvas but creating an unseen third dimension, essential to both the artist and the artwork’s meaning to Martu people.
In the words of Martumili artist and filmmaker, Curtis Taylor: “If the stories are lost, the country is lost. And if the country is lost, the people are lost”. So, please join us to honour the beautiful and extraordinary artwork of Martumili Ngurra – Our Country.
To view the catalogue please click HERE.
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