These Galleries emerged from a life living and sharing remote lifestyles with our traditional families and our impulse to document our stories.
These stories provided meaning and insight towards our contemporary artistic response.
Our Painting Story has transparency to our personal and cultural influences.
THE FIRST EXHIBITION
2005 We sat at Karrinyarra for 2 months and put together our first real body of paintings from the family.
Small sketches were done then bigger linens were worked with.
Living on country, the outstation provided a family power base from where we were able to rebuild love of Central Mt Wedge homeland.
Spontaneously mandala structure emerged as a theme shaping many of the families paintings. Acknowledging the fullness of our time back on homeland we all recognised how important this lifestyle was to our inner life.
From very early in my painting career the underlying form of geometric metaphors spoke through most of my need to make images. These quietly over a life time never wavered in their presence and continually feed optimism and enduring values.
PRAYERS FROM THE WESTERN DESERT
MAPS OF THE COLLECTIVE
Snakes are central to the Karrinyarra Artists Jukurrpa Mythology. The creation snakes Tjungerai brothers move over this land before time and formed much of the ceremonial landscape features. Within Pulka Karrinya two giant outstanding rock formations outside one of thr regions most important water holes are these brothers. Old Andy Jungeray and hisbrother Donny Jungeray have sequentally been the living jungeray the traditional owners and boss men for the region. SNAKE COLLECTIONalleryG