Aboriginal art

My favorite art gallery in Hobart is called Art MOB. We have learned a lot about Aboriginal art from the gallery director, Euan Hills. I enjoy dropping in to the gallery once a week to see the new paintings and sculptures that have arrived, and to meet the occasional visiting artist. This week the Warlpiri artist, Janet Nakamarra Long, was in residence as part of an exhibit, featuring images of water, central to Aboriginal life. Janet was sitting on the floor of the lovely IXL courtyard, applying white acrylic dots to a large canvas on which she had drawn yellow and white, branching, curving lines. I had always wondered how the Aboriginal painters managed such as large canvas. In the first of two photos of Janet, you see that she rolls up the area of the painting she is not working on. Look at her completed paintings at the web site.

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