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Title

Jack's yard

2013


Artist

Kathy Ramsey

Australia

1965 -

Language group

Gija, Kimberley region


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.


Details


Cultural origin

Gija, Warmun


Date

2013


Media category

Painting


Materials used

natural pigments on canvas


Dimensions

51.0 x 150.1 cm stretcher


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2014


Location

Not on display


Accession number

104.2014


Artist information

Kathy Ramsey

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Warmun (Turkey Creek)

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


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