18 April - 12 May 2015

Exhibition Overview

The translation of law and country as it is passed on in family groups has been fostered by the role art centres have played in providing opportunity for such preservation and continuation of culture. The stories and stylistic tendencies shared between artists, is a joy to behold, including the many and varied talents of the Ken family from Amata in the APY Lands.

The story of the tjala honey ant, binds this group as can be seen in the work of elder Mick Wikilyiri whose idea founded this family exhibition. Five of Mick and Paniny Ken's daughters have been forging their own interpretations of law and story: Yaritji Young, Sandra and Tjungkara Ken often depict the stellular Seven Sisters, while Freda Brady and Maringka Tunkin their version of Ngura, country. Sylvia Ken, daughter of artists Iluwanti and Brenten Ken, is another skillful advocate of the Seven Sisters story.

In March this year, we welcomed the return of the raw abstraction of Freddy Ken's Kulata Tjuta - spears, explored with equal vigour in four new works.

Art Centres

This exhibition is brought to you by Outstation, in collaboration with the following art centres:

In the Press

Read what others are saying about this Outstation exhibition.

  • Ken family work on show at Outstation Gallery

    The Australian
    Nicolas Rothwell - 22 May 15
    Read article (external link)
Browse the In the Press page for more great Outstation reviews.

Exhibition Catalogue

When and where

18 April - 12 May 2015

Outstation Gallery
8 Parap Place
Parap
0820
Darwin
Northern Territory

Artists

This Outstation exhibition is comprised of works from the following artists:

  • Freda Brady
  • Freddy Ken
  • Ken Sisters Collaborative
  • Maringka Tunkin
  • Mick Wikilyiri
  • Paniny Mick
  • Ray Ken
  • Sandra Ken
  • Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken
  • Tjungkara Ken
  • Yaritji Young

Exhibition artworks

Yaritji Young – ‘Seven Sisters’

$AUD5500
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Sandra Ken – ‘Seven Sisters’

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Freddy Ken – ‘Kulata Tjuta’

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Freddy Ken – ‘Kulata Tjuta’

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Freddy Ken – ‘Kulata Tjuta’

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Freddy Ken – ‘Kulata Tjuta’

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Tjungkara Ken – ‘Seven Sisters’

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Tjungkara Ken – ‘Seven Sisters’

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Tjungkara Ken – ‘Seven Sisters’

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Ray Ken – ‘Tali – Sand dune’

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Ray Ken – ‘Tali – Sand dune’

$AUD7200
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Ray Ken – ‘Tali – Sand dune’

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