- Place where the work was made
- (circa 1947)
- Media category
- Materials used
- watercolour on paper
- 36.5 x 20.3 cm sight; 58.0 x 42.7 x 3.2 cm frame
- Signature & date
Signed, l.centre, black ink "Edwin Pareroultja". Not dated.
- Purchased 1947
- 20th-century galleries (ground floor)
- Accession number
- © Estate of Edwin Pareroultja
- Artist information
Works in the collection
'Amulda Gorge' was the first work by an Indigenous artist to be purchased for the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection, in 1947.
Western Arrernte artist Edwin Pareroultja was a contemporary of Albert Namatjira and a renowned artist in his own right. Pareroultja, along with his brothers, Otto and Reuben, was known for his use of brilliant colour and graphic forms resulting in an almost design-like quality to his work.
Pareroultja’s distinct style resulted in landscapes generally less representational than Namatjira’s, something which perhaps contributed to the Art Gallery trustees’ decision to acquire his work before that of the better known Namatjira.
Today, Edwin Pareroultja’s painting is joined in the collection by several from his daughter, Ivy Pareroultja, as well as by the Namatjira and other families, a new generation of artists continuing the legacy of the renowned Hermannsburg school of watercolour painters.
Where the work was made
Shown in 5 exhibitions
A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953
Another Country, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Jul 1999–02 Apr 2000
One sun, one moon, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jul 2007–02 Dec 2007
Country Culture Community (2008-09), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Nov 2008–19 Apr 2009
The hills beyond Hermannsburg, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Mar 2014–02 Jun 2014
Referenced in 2 publications