Beyond Ochres

Posted: 10 Jul 2004

When senior Papunya Tula aboriginal men were introduced to acrylic paint in the 1970s and '80s, they unleashed a shower of brilliant new colours never used in sacred art or ceremony before. It was a hit to the indigenous nervous system which changed Australia forever.

Judy Napangardi Watson, Kukurra Jukurrpa

Don't miss Beyond Ochres: Colour in Aboriginal Art at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, 27 November 2004 - 13 February 2005. Info coming soon to

Image: Kukurra Jukurrpa (Desert Oak Dreaming from Mina Mina), 2004, Judy Napangardi Watson, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 152cm x 107cm. Courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.

Click here for further information on The Ian Potter Centre .

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