All The Best Group Exhibition @ The Galeries

All The Best Group Exhibition
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Colin Walangari Karntawarra McCormack is an Australian Aboriginal elder from Alice Springs who now lives and works in Sydney. He is an international award winning “Central Western Desert” painter and his colourful and spellbinding works tell the traditional Dreaming Stories of the world’s oldest living culture. Walangari’s work has been exhibited extensively both in Australia and internationally. He uses his art as a means of cross-cultural communication and he is dedicated to improving the lot of his people. Multi talented, he is also a gifted musician, teacher, public speaker and performer with a wonderful stage presence. Born in 1961, Walangari is of the Arrernte, Luritja, Walpiri, Yankuntjatjarra, Pintubi, Anmatjerre and Alyawarre peoples of the Central and Western Desert His early childhood was spent living a traditional lifestyle in the Australian outback. His direct family line includes the famous water colourist Albert Namatjira and two of the founding fathers of the Papunya Tula movement, Clifford Possum and Paddy Carroll. Walangari has two university degrees and has held many executive positions and directorships of various Aboriginal Councils. He chaired CAAMA (the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association), the first Aboriginal owned radio station and was a director of the first Aboriginal television station, Imparja. He is committed to helping ensure that the voice of Aboriginal Australia is heard. Walangari's life and paintings have been featured in many television documentaries and publications including the “International Artist” magazine. The National Gallery of Australia has acquired one of his early works. While his paintings tell the traditional stories of his people and feature the iconography of the "Western Desert", Walangari uses a fuller colour spectrum and unique effects to forge a striking path within modern Aboriginal Art. Artwork visual, artwork stories and list of works on application.

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Walangari Karntawarra Previous Events, Festivals & Tour dates

2017

Soho Galleries 03 June

2016

Soho Galleries 17 December, Soho Galleries 06 December, Soho Galleries 16 June, Soho Galleries 12 March

2015

Soho Galleries 20 September, Soho Galleries 05 December, Soho Galleries 08 July

2014

Chef's Gallery 23 September, Soho Galleries 05 December, Soho Galleries 10 May

2013

The Galeries 07 December, Willoughby City Council 25 June

2012
2011

Soho Galleries Sydney 03 December