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Title

Outside Haast Bluff, near Mt Liebig, NT

2015


Artist

Kevin Namatjira

Australia

24 Dec 1958 - 03 Nov 2018

Language group

Arrernte, Central Desert region


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Alice Springs Northern Territory Australia


Date

2015


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

watercolour on paper


Dimensions

17.0 x 54.0 cm


Signature & date

Signed "Kevin Namatjira". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2015


Location

Not on display


Accession number

257.2015


Artist information

Kevin Namatjira

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Alice Springs