- Place where the work was made
- Cultural origin
- Arrernte/Central Desert region
- Media category
- Materials used
- watercolour on paper
- 17.0 x 54.0 cm
- Signature & date
Signed "Kevin Namatjira". Not dated.
- Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Art Collection Benefactors 2015
- 20th-century galleries (ground floor)
- Accession number
- © Kevin Namatjira, courtesy Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre. Copyright Agency
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Kevin Namatjira continues the legacy of the Hermannsburg School of watercolour painters. Namatjira, learnt his painting techniques from his father Maurice Namatjira, the son of famed watercolourist, Albert Namatjira. Kevin Namatjira was raised on his Country at Ntaria/Hermannsburg, but now lives in Mparntwe/Alice Springs. He works through Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands art centre, which supports many of the descendants of the founders of the Hermannsburg School of painting.
Living away from Country, Namatjira paints from memory, from what he has seen and from images he has stored in his mind. 'Outside Haasts Bluff, near Mt Liebig' 2015 depicts the western edge of the ubiquitous MacDonnell Ranges and provides a clear view of these majestic ranges in stylised detail and brilliant colour. Interestingly the gum tree in the foreground and distant mountain range are painted in a style more synonymous with classic Hermannsburg painting, creating an interesting juxtaposition.
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
20th-Century galleries Rehang (Ground Level), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Aug 2022–2023