Tjukurpa Mulapa (True Stories)
Posted: 19 Jul 2012
ReDot Fine Art Gallery is honoured to host the first ever group show of works from Ernabella Arts, titled ‘Tjukurpa Mulapa’ (True Stories). Senior artists from this renowned community will showcase their talents in a spectacular show of colour and detail, bold dotting and subtle textures.
Though Ernabella artists dabbled in painting since the 1980s, spurred in part by its prevalence in other Central and Western desert communities, it’s only in the last five years that they have really taken to the medium in earnest, with the most incredible national acclaim and success.
This explosion culminated in Dickie Minyintiri, one of the most senior men painting on the APY Lands, winning the coveted General Painting Award and Overall Prize Winner of the 28th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), the highest accolade for an Aboriginal painter.
The current show is a beautiful blend of senior and emerging male and females, including current Chair of Ernabella Arts Pepai Jangala Carroll, ranked among the centre’s ‘most exciting artists’ for his optically charged, monochromatic fields on black, Langaliki Langaliki, Yurpiya Lionel, Ungakini Tjangala, Tjariya (Nungalka) Stanley, Renita Stanley, and Tjunkaya Tapaya to name a few.
The exhibition opens on Wednesday 25th July and runs till Saturday 1st September 2012. ReDot Fine Art Gallery invites anyone fascinated by indigenous art and captivated by the raw, tjukurpa-rich paintings of the senior men and women to join us for this amazing show.