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Jack's yard



Kathy Ramsey


1965 –

Language group: Gija, Kimberley region

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Warmun (Turkey Creek) East Kimberley Western Australia Australia
    Cultural origin
    Gija, Warmun
    Media category
    Materials used
    natural pigments on canvas
    51.0 x 150.1 cm stretcher
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 2014
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Kathy Ramsey
    Artist information
    Kathy Ramsey

    Works in the collection


  • About

    'This is Jack's yard, way out Bow River back country. It's a good pot for fishing and you can swim there too.'
    Kathy Ramsey 2013

    Kathy Ramsey is a Gija artist based in Warmun in the East Kimberley region. She began painting in 2013 with the encouragement of her mother Mona Ramsey, herself a distinguished artist. Indeed, Ramsey comes from an esteemed artistic family, as her father, Rammey Ramsey and grandfather Timmy Timms, are also recognised artists. Ramsey works in the defined East Kimberly style of using natural pigments in bold areas of colour outlined in brilliant white dots to define particular segments of country. In 'Jack's yard' 2013 Ramsey offers multiple viewpoints of country near Bow River, showing both aerial and planar views of the landscape. Complete with subterranean detail the work is infused with elements of the Ngarrangkarni as Ramsey aims to capture her knowledge of country and the stories associated with it, for future generations.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Warmun (Turkey Creek)

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Transitions, Short Street Gallery, Broome, Dec 2013–Unknown