Martu – a must see Sydney Exhibition.

Mukurtu 2013

I’ve always enjoyed Aboriginal Art, I don’t understand most of it but for some reason it speaks to me.
Currently showing at the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Circular Quay Sydney until Nov 30th is one of the most exciting Aboriginal Exhibitions I have seen. MARTU named after the the people from an area called Destination in Western Australia. Some works are immense and very powerful, some are of a delicate palette not always associated with Aboriginal works. Often the work is created by more than one person and these canvas’s are painted outdoors where they draw their inspiration from their surroundings and their handed down stories from genertaions past. My favourite perhaps is Mukurtu 2013 ( see above) showing a natural spring near their camp, a vivid blue surrounded by tiny desert flowers. Three sisters created this work on linen.153 x183cm You can see more of their work on YouTube .


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