Warmun at Twenty

  • VENUE: Gorman Arts Centre : Nancy Sever Gallery
  • PRESENTER: Nancy Sever Gallery open Wednesday to Sunday
  • WHEN: 11am to 5pm
    7 March 2018 - 8 April 2018

The Nancy Sever Gallery is pleased to present Warmun at Twenty, an exhibition to mark the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Warmun Arts Centre, a cultural institution of national significance that preserves and nurtures the art and culture of the Gija people.

This exhibition includes the work of Rusty Peters, Tommy Carroll, Phyllis Thomas, Patrick Mung Mung, Mabel Juli, Shirley Purdie, Gordon Barney, Charlene Carrington, Rammey Ramsey and Kathy Ramsey. What connects the senior artists is an encyclopaedic knowledge of Gija Country, their skills as expert cross-cultural communicators and educators, and the desire to share their art with emerging artists in their community and with audiences beyond.

Warmun artists are renowned for their use of natural ochre and pigments on canvas, which is integral to the contemporary expression of land and culture explored in traditional Ngarrankarni (Dreaming) stories, post-contact colonial histories and contemporary experiences. Gija artists rank among the nation’s leading contemporary Indigenous art practitioners. Their work is exhibited and held in important international collections, as well as by all State galleries and major public and private collections.

Gallery hours: 11am – 5pm Wednesday to Sunday.