Aboriginal art on display in Fortitude Valley

May 4, 2017 by  

Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley will be presenting an art exhibition of the works of Linda Syddick Napaltjarri.

Napaltjarri is considered to be one of the most significant of Australia’s Aboriginal artists still living. At the age of 80, she is one of the few remaining native Australians to have been raised in traditional communities with no early contact with European settlers. She has memories of both religious and traditional life and brings these conflicting influences to bear in her artwork, and describes the first time she and her family came into contact with a motor vehicle.

Her art can be found in the National Gallery of Australia, as well as the Art Galleries of New South Wales and South Australia. Her works have been included in the finals four times for the Blake Prize for Religious Art

Mitchell Fine Art is relatively new to the art world in Fortitude Valley, but has been well-known in the world of indigenous art in Australia for over 20 years. Art exhibitions of this kind may use products such as catalogues and postcards.

The Witch Doctor and the Windmill Exhibition will be open to visitors from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 at Mitchell Fine Art on 86 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley. Admission is free and suitable for all ages.