Japingka Gallery presents,

Made in Ochre

Date & time

All day on the 29th of April 2017

Additional dates

  • All day 30th Apr 2017

  • All day 1st May 2017

  • All day 2nd May 2017

  • All day 3rd May 2017

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  • All day 7th Apr 2017

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Contact

Address

Japingka Gallery
47 High Street 
Fremantle 
WA 6160
  • West End

Overview

When, as in this new exhibition, the walls of Japingka’s upstairs galleries are covered with ochre paintings there is a deep hum of warmth and authority. This is a wonderful opportunity to view the finest work of the great ochre artists, past and present.

Long-prized for its ceremonial significance and continually used to replenish images on sacred sites over the centuries, ochre remains the defining medium for many Kimberley painters. This exhibition presents artists working across distant settlements including Warmun, Kalumburu, Derby and Kununurra, each with their own distinctive styles.

Ochre painters from the east Kimberley, including the late Rover Thomas, Jack Britton and Freddie Timms, tend to use a planar perspective with minimal blocks of colour representing aspects of their country, sometimes outlined with white dots in the way ceremonial body painting used dots to embellish and outline designs.

Artists from the West Kimberley refer to the great rock art galleries showing the Wandjina and Gwion Gwion spirits, the oldest artforms found in the world. Images relating to these are seen in the outstanding works of Lily Karadada, Jack Dale, Regina Karadada and Mercy Fredericks.


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