National Museum of Australia touring exhibition and local artist exhibition at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

Two exceptional exhibitions are currently on display at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery: Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes, and local artist Enid Colquhoun: Survey.

After four years of touring, this will be the last chance to see Warakurna, which is proudly on loan from the National Museum of Australia.

The touring exhibition features contemporary paintings that document a new art movement emerging from the Western Desert community of Warakurna. The paintings combine familiar Western Desert symbols and dots with a new, more figurative style to recreate scenes of everyday life and to tell historical and contemporary stories.

The works are the creative vision of a group of artists including Eunice Yunurupa Porter, Judith Yinyika Chambers, Dianne Ungukalpi Golding, Jean Inyalanka Burke and Dorcas Tinamayi Bennett. The Warakurna paintings are not just art; they recount incidents and remember people that have impacted on the artists’ lives.

Enid Colquhoun is a long-standing member of the Hawkesbury Art Community. She is now in her ninth decade and her works include watercolours, printmaking and paintings that she has created over 50 plus years.

Gallery Director, Kath von Witt said it is wonderful to have some of Enid’s works in the Gallery’s collection, with the current exhibition also including unseen works from the artist’s private collection as well as a selection of works from her collectors.

“While both of these exhibitions are mainly paintings, the juxtaposition of very different approaches is notable, which I am sure will strike a chord with everyone,” Ms von Witt said.

The exhibitions will be on display until Sunday, 31 March 2019.

The Gallery is located at 300 George Street, Windsor www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/gallery
Entry to the Gallery is free.
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday to Sunday 10am-3pm
Closed Tuesday and public holidays

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