Pattern and Palette – Design and Colour in Aboriginal Art

Exhibition Dates:

February 8 – March 3, 2024

Pattern & Palette explores the wide variety of styles, differing textures and colour in contemporary Aboriginal art. From the classic iconography of paintings from the Western Desert, the Pilbara, and the Tiwi Islands; to textured ochres of the Kimberley and Arnhem Land and the luminous colouration and design of the paintings of Central Australia and the APY Lands, the works depict ancestral journeys, the creation of landforms, water sites, flora and fauna, and ceremonial practice.

Showcasing works by Betty Bundamurra, Elizabeth Dunn, Jack Nawilil, Janice Stanley, Judith Nungarrayi Martin, Julie Djulibing Malibirr, Julie Yatjitja, Kathy Ramsay, Katrina Tjitayi, Larritpira Mununggurr, Lizzie Moss Pwerle, Lizzie Nungarrayi Spencer, Lorna Linmurra, Maringka Burton, Marshall Jangala Robertson, Menga Munungurr Yanjalka, Milminyina Dhamarrandji, Muluymuluy Wirrpanda, Patrick Mung Mung, Raylene Walatinna, Sallyanne Roberts, Selina Teece Pwerle, Simplicia Tipungwuit, Tjulyata Kulyuru, Tracey Ramsey, Valerie Napanangka Marshall, Walter Jangala Brown. Also featured are two important works by two senior late artists Kunmanara (Pepai) Carroll and Minnie Pwerle.

Please note this exhibition takes place in our upstairs gallery, accessible via staircase.

In Partnership with Everywhen Art

Pattern and Palette Exhibition Artworks