Exhibition: Martumili Paintings From Western Australia
Martumili Paintings From Western Australia
Harvey Art Projects USA • 20 December 2014 - 30 January 2015
From the Harvey Art Projects USA website:
"This Holiday season, we are thrilled to welcome for the first time in the USA Martumili Artists from Newman, Western Australia. These bold and gestural paintings paintings depict ancestral stories of the Martu people, the traditional owners of a vast area of the Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts. Their country stretches from the Percival Lakes in the north, to Lake Disappointment in the south, and runs east, across the Canning Stock Route to the WA/NT border. Many Martu people ceased living a Pujiman (entirely traditional, desert) life only in the 1950s and 1960s. After spending some years on missions and stations, most Martu are now based in remote desert communities and regularly visit regional centres such as Newman and Port Hedland. The Martu are one people, encompassing Manyjilyjarra, Kartujarra, Putijarra and Warnman language speakers."