1988/0082 Kimberley landscape

Kimberley landscape

Artist

Paddy JAMINJI
Indigenous
Birth:
1912
 in
Warmun, Western Australia
Death:
1995
 in
Warmun, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Kimberley landscape
Date
c 1984
Medium/Material
ochre on canvas
Dimensions
195.8 x 270.3 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1988
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1988/0082
Currently not on display

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Paddy Jaminji was a Gija man born in 1912 on Bedford Downs Station in the East Kimberley. Jaminji spent all of his life in the region and in the 1970s was the first to paint a series of Krill Krill under the guidance of his nephew Rover Thomas who had dreamed of the ceremony.Kimberley Landscape is a wonderful example of Jaminji's work. Tjamitji paints his Country in the rich ochres seen often in art from the East Kimberley.Fine white dots are used to encase section of colour that abstractly survey the landscape and vegetation. Jaminji's paintings are a reflection of the unique relationship he had with his Country.SHORTER VERSION FOR SAC 2011 (gip)Paddy Jaminji was a Gija man born in 1912 on Bedford Downs Station in the East Kimberley. Jaminji spent all of his life in the region and in the 1970s was the first to paint a series of Krill Krill paintings under the guidance of his nephew Rover Thomas who had dreamed of the ceremonial song cycle. Kimberley Landscape is a wonderful example of Jaminji’s work. Jaminji paints his Country in the rich ochres often seen in art from the East Kimberley. Fine white dots are used to encase section of colour that abstractly survey the landscape and vegetation. Like many of his contemporaries Jaminji’s works simultaneously examine and depict the landscape looking both across it and down on to it from an aereal perspective. This masterpiece reflects the unique relationship Jaminji had with his Country.

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