FROM WEST OF HERE
5 – 30 April 2016
From West of Here explores the dynamic and innovative contemporary Aboriginal art of the Western Desert. Featuring the unique and prominent works of acclaimed Aboriginal artists Tommy Watson, Freddie Timms and Naata Nungurrayi.
Pioneering the way for contemporary indigenous abstraction, From West of Here features the vibrant colour and innovative abstraction of Tommy Watson. As one of the most internationally recognised Aboriginal artists, his abstract works have set record prices in Australia and Internationally. Inspired by the ways of Tjukurpa law, Tommy expresses unique landforms through exceptional use of layering and contouring that create a surging and rippling movement throughout his work.
Highlighting the diversity throughout these regions, From West of Here also features Naata Nungurrayi’s vibrant colour and decisive compositions that are the key to her unique aesthetic and international popularity. Naata’s work depicts the sacred women’s sites and ceremonies in the Kintore and Kiwirrkura region. Her ability to combine traditional icons prized in early Papunya works, with increasingly vibrant colour and decisive composition, continues to drive her success.
As one of the most senior of all the Kimberly painters, Piermarq is also proud to include the vibrant and wonderful maps of Freddie Timms’ country landscape. Freddie is at the forefront of ochre painting and through the close mentorship of Rover Thomas (c.1926-1998), Freddie display’s a rarity and uniqueness in his art that continues to carry huge demand in Australia and Internationally.
From West of Here opened at Piermarq on April 5, 2016.
Also, we’re happy to say that all artwork can be acquired using ArtMoney: interest-free loans to buy art. After paying a 10% deposit you can take the painting home and pay the remaining balance over 9 months – interest free.
Would you like to view works by Tommy Watson, Freddie Timms or Naata Nungurrayi?
Feel free to contact us at 02 9660 7799 or [email protected].