STREETS OF PAPUNYA
25 May 2016
The ambitious touring exhibition ‘Streets of Papunya’ began in September last year in Sydney (read more here) and is currently travelling to other venues around Australia. The accompanying book by Vivien Johnson offers an in-depth look at the renaissance in painting in the Papunya area, brought about by a talented younger generation of mainly female artists. Papunya is widely seen as the birth-place of the modern aboriginal painting movement, started when school-teacher Geoffrey Bardon invited some local aboriginals to paint a mural on the school walls.
JGM Art has works by several Papunya artists involved in the movement, including Tilau Nangala and Maureen Poulson Napangardi. We have a beautiful new triptych by Maureen arriving very soon, so watch this space!