In association with Kaltjiti Arts, we are absolutely delighted to present a superb body of new work by established and emerging artists!
It has been very exciting watching their progress over the past couple of years. Senior artists like Witjiti George, Kathy Maringka Roberts and Tjangili George have established their own individual styles that sing with such purity, wisdom and authority. Their works are self-assured statements informed by long lives on their Country with family. Witjiti’s depection of his traditional Tjukurpa, Piltati, seems to stretch out into infinity. Kathy and Tjangili paint personally meaningful scenes from their everyday, non-ceremonial life, or milpatjunanyi; in this exhibition it is wildflowers.
Seeing the next generation of artists coming through is always thrilling! Dennis Hatches renders his traditional Country in an op-art style; using only two colours on a black ground, his carefully places dots form a shimmering vision of the contours of the land. Carolanne Ken's loose dot work is evocative of the timeless, shifting desert sands. Madeline Curley takes traditional compositions and adds a contemporary twist through her use of bright colour and softer arrangements. Kani George Angela’s work is reminiscent of the early batiks, with its intricate patterns and restrained palette. Meredith Treacle’s painting is quite geometric in its construction, with the deep blue giving it a very 'now' feel. Carol Stevens’s use of wavy lines and dotted whirls lends a sense of youthful energy moving across the land.
The power of Kaltjiti Arts is evidenced in the wonderful diversity of these artists' styles. It is clear they are encouraged to create according to their own unique voice, in their own way.
Kaltjiti Arts is an absolute must for collectors who value diversity, excellence and artistic freedom.