Rosella Namok

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12 Aug 2010 - 12 Sep 2010

Rain coming down….stinging rain….early morning shower….light shower rain….dry low tide….sugar bag….dry season thuluu…. night time cruise up the Cape….full moon…. them old girls yarn….different tribes…… The painting titles above communicate something of the content of this exhibition of twelve large works giving, as they do, a verbal window into life at Lockhart River on the east coast area of Cape York. Aankum artist Rosella Namok paints her country and tells stories of traditional Aboriginal culture in her own distinctive and very contemporary style. Her joyful, close observation making for a beautiful celebration of land and sea and culture. At the age of 31 Rosella has an impressive record of solo and group exhibitions both in Australia and overseas and an extensive bibliography. She is represented in national and international collections and many private collections and has been the recipient of significant awards, including in 2003, The High Court of Australia Centenary Art Prize, the Australian Bar Association/The High Court of Australia, Canberra and in 2000 the Lin Onus Youth Award- Fifth National Indigenous Heritage Art Awards. Following our 2008 Cape to Cove exhibition we talked with Rosella about a further solo show in 2 years time and we’re very pleased to be able to bring her work to Perth audiences a second time. She will be coming to Perth for the opening and will be with us for just two days.

Rosella NamokSwimming Hole, 2010
acrylic on canvas, 110 x 181 cm
$12 000
Rosella NamokNight time cruise… Up the Cape, 2010
acrylic on canvas, 110 x 180 cm
$12 000
Rosella NamokPuntu… Sugar Bag, 2010
acrylic on canvas, 180 x 111 cm
$12 000
Rosella NamokTaywai… Full Moon, 2010
acrylic on canvas, 110 x 181 cm
$12 000
Rosella NamokEarly Morning… Shower Rain, 2010
acrylic on canvas, 110 x 181 cm
$12 000
Rosella NamokThuluu… Miskiter Stick, 2010
acrylic on canvas, 109 x 181 cm
$12 000
Rosella NamokDry Season… Unchii, 2010
acrylic on canvas, 180x 108 cm
$12 000
Rosella NamokStinging rain… yah fall down, 2010
acrylic on canvas, 111 x 230 cm
$16 500
Rosella NamokStinging rain… yah fall down, 2010
acrylic on canvas, 111 x 230 cm
$16 500
   
Rosella NamokDry Low tide… wer beach, 2010
acrylic on canvas, 110x 180 cm
$12 000