2011/0001 Thundi

Thundi

Artist

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (MRS GABORI)
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
c 1924
 in
Bentinck Island, Queensland
Death:
11 Feb 2015
 in
Queensland

Artwork

Title
Thundi
Date
2010
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions
198.0 x 455.0 cm (unstretched image size) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, The Leah Jane Cohen Bequest, 2011
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2011/0001
Currently not on display

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Thundi, 2010, is an excellent example of Gabori’s most recent works, which are nearly always painted in palettes of rich and interwoven colour. As with many of Gabori’s paintings, Thundi, is her depiction of the place where her father was born, by a river close to the site after which this work is named. Gabori depicts the changing landscape, light and colour of her salt water home, from the sandbars to the sea kelp which is often disturbed by local dugongs that inhabit the waters surrounding Bentinck Island.

Curatorial insightThundi is an excellent example of Gabori’s more recent works, which are nearly always painted in palettes of rich and interwoven colour. As with many of Gabori’s paintings, Thundi is her depiction of the place where her father was born, by a river close to the site after which this work is named. Gabori depicts the changing landscape, light and colour of her salt water home, from the sandbars to the sea kelp which is often disturbed by local dugongs that inhabit the waters surrounding Bentinck Island. (AGWA 2011)

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