2012/0063 Nyidbarriya (Purnululu)

Nyidbarriya (Purnululu)

Artist

Charlene CARRINGTON
Indigenous
Birth:
1977
 in
Perth, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Nyidbarriya (Purnululu)
Date
2009
Medium/Material
natural earth pigments, ochre and acrylic binder on canvas
Dimensions
120.0 x 90.0 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Jacqui McPhee under the Commonwealth Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2012
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2012/0063
Currently not on display

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Curatorial insightConsidered to be one of the most outstanding young artists of the Warmun community, Charlene Carrington was inspired to paint by Hector Jandany and Queenie McKenzie who taught painting at the local school. Charlene’s artistic pedigree is exceptional; her grandfathers are Hector Jandany, Beerbee Mungnari and Patrick Mung Mung, her grandmother is Betty Carrington, and her parents are Churchill Cann and Sadie Carrington. As a child Charlene assisted Rover Thomas by mixing his ochres and learnt the techniques of mixing and applying the ‘galiwan’ – the oil-based resin that is added to the ochre as a binder – from Jack Britten and Rover Thomas. Her works are thus grounded in a technically strong artistic tradition, but reflect her own unique artistic perspective. (AGWA 2007)

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