Desert colours
Central Australian painting

25 May 2019 – 21 Jun 2020
GOMA | Pavillion Walk | Free

Since the 1970s, Australia’s arid interior has been redefined by Aboriginal artists as a place of great natural and cultural vibrancy. In ‘Desert colours’, works by some of the best known ‘colour painters’ from the Central and Western Desert attest to their spiritual connection to Desert Country, culture and life in the region and the brilliance of its landscape.


Michael Nelson Jagamara Wild yam 1998

Michael Nelson Jagamara, Warlpiri/Luritja people, Australia b.c.1946 / Wild yam 1998 / Synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas / 200.3 x 150cm / Purchased 1998. Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Grant / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Michael Nelson Jagamara/ Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency .

Bob Gibson Patjantja 2018

Bob Gibson, Ngaanyatjarra/Pintupi peoples, Australia b.1974 / Patjantja 2018 / Synthetic polymer paint on canvas / 147.3 x 177.8cm / Purchased 2018. Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Bob Gibson/Licenced by Copyright Agency .

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