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Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori
Dulka Warngiid – Land of All
May 2016 - Aug 2016

Feature image: Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori’s Dibirdibi Country 2008, installed for ‘Dulka warngiid: Land of All’, QAG, May 2016 / Purchased 2008 with funds from Margaret Mittelheuser AM and Cathryn Mittelheuser AM through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / © Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda/Copyright Agency / Photograph: M Sherwood, QAGOMA

Like so many great artists, Sally excelled at painting the world she knew. The key to understanding her art comes from knowing, in at least a small way, her place — Kaiadilt Country — home to the Kaiadilt people on Bentinck Island. At just 16 by 18 kilometres, it is the largest of the South Wellesley group of islands in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria, off north-western Queensland, in northern Australia.

— Bruce McLean, Associate Curator, Australian Art

 

This retrospective of the work of the late Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori celebrates the life of the senior Kaiadilt artist from Bentinck Island in Queensland's Gulf of Carpentaria.

The exhibition includes the artist's early paintings, her large collaborative works with other Kaiadilt women, and her almost monochromatic recent paintings and works on paper. Sally Gabori's depictions of her homeland are abstract in nature, but retain representational elements which map traditional country and cultural identity in monumental paintings.


'Dulka Warngiid – Land of All' was on display at QAG from 21 May to 28 August 2016. In this resource, find out more about works from the QAGOMA Collection included in the exhibition, or explore the full exhibition catalogue


 

 

Feature image: Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori’s Dibirdibi Country (detail) 2008 / © Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda/Copyright Agency / Photograph: M Sherwood, QAGOMA

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