14 May - 7 June 2016

Exhibition Overview

Kapingka Puyini Ka Ukiri, Punu Wiru Tjuta Pakani, Nganampa Ngura Walka Wiru

After the Rain the Desert Blooms: Our Country in Colour

The work from Tjala Arts has always displayed effusive colour and dynamic movement. Reds and ochres are the colours most often associated with the desert landscape, however the addition of blue and violet huesto the palette is a reminder of the big sky that overhangs open spaces and the shimmer of light on grasses, rocks and topographical features.

A noteworthy mark of the Tjala artists is the strong lineage of painters from the Ken family, displaying their similarities and differences as they weave around the Tjala (honey ant) story. Showing are elder statesman and Tjala custodian Mick Wikilyiri, father to Tjungkara Ken, Fredy Brady, Maringka Tunkin and Yaritiji Young. Along with cousin Sylvia Ken, they most often paint the stellular Seven Sisters story.

Yaritji Young has been adopting a new technique of a feathery wash on top of a white background, overlaid bya playful use of line.

Also featured in the show are works by Wawiriya Burton and linear landscapes by Ray Ken. Barbara Moore, who has recently been selected as one of 14 finalists in the John Fries Award, displays her signature bold and expressive style.

Art Centres

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

Exhibition Catalogue

When and where

14 May - 7 June 2016

Outstation Gallery
8 Parap Place
Northern Territory


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

  • Barbara Mbitjana Moore
  • Barbara Moore
  • Freda Brady
  • Maringka Tunkin
  • Mick Wikilyiri
  • Ray Ken
  • Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken
  • Tjungkara Ken
  • Wawiriya Burton
  • Yaritji Young

Exhibition artworks