This exhibition is brought to you by Outstation, in collaboration with the following art centres:
- Angkuna Baker Bessy
- Betty Chimney
- Betty Chimney and Raylene Walatinna
- Betty Muffler and Maringka Burton
- Emily Cullinan
- Judith Walkabout
- Maisie King
- Maringka Burton
- Nellie Coulthard Ngampa
- Rene Sundown
- Women's Collaborative
The women of Iwantja Arts are strong women. Their works are big and powerful, tracing rugged country and ancient tjukurrpa.
‘Walka Wiru Ngangampa : Our Wonderful Paintings’ is testament not only to their talent but the breadth of their artistry, with complex, subtle collaborative paintings from Betty Muffler and Maringka Burton sitting alongside the bold mark making of Maise King.
The exhibition also features the luminescent dot work of Nellie Coulthard Ngampa and Rene Sundown, whose paintings are so evocative of their desert landscapes, while also presenting a number of resplendent works from senior artist Betty Chimney.
Betty was a finalist in this year’s National and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, and her paintings in ‘Walka Wiru Ngangampa’ – both individual and collaborations with her daughter Raylene Walatinna – are intense.
Strikingly different again are the moody works from Judith Walkabout, depicting the plant life of Iwantja Springs, and the bright works of Angkuna Baker Bessy, rich with story and culture.
They are ten very distinct artists, but they are indeed wonderful paintings.