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The hills beyond Hermannsburg

Ivy Pareroultja West MacDonnell Ranges, NT 2007, watercolour on white wove paper on board, 26.8 × 37.4 cm. Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors Group 2012 © Ivy Pareroultja, courtesy Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre

Explores the extraordinary landscape paintings of central Australia by Aboriginal artists in the Gallery’s collection.

Central to this exhibition are works by the founders of the Hermannsburg movement, Albert Namatjira and Otto Pareroultja. Their realistic representations of valleys, ranges and ubiquitous gum trees show an intimate connection to country that has informed numerous artists, including the late Billy Benn with his gestural paintings of the hills of his home lands and the more recent works of Ivy Pareroutlja with their highly keyed colour, stylised forms and distinctive line-work.

22 Mar – 8 Jun 2014

Free admission

Location:
Yiribana Gallery

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