George ‘Hairbrush’ Tjungurrayi (b. circa 1947) is a celebrated Aboriginal painter. Made up of shades of colour and optical lines, Tjungurrayi’s paintings are based on the “Dreaming” – the stories owned by different Aboriginal tribes and their members that explain the creation of life, people and animals. George predominantly conveys aspects of “Tingari Dreaming”, the sacred ancestral journeys of men and women who travelled throughout the country and shaped the landscape. His works refer to sacred sites located in his ancestral country including his homelands Wala Wala, Kiwikurra, Lake Mackay and Kintore.
In a purely aesthetic sense they exhibit a fascinating visceral quality and an unbridled sophistication in mark making, pattern and composition that, for a Western audience, can also be understood in terms of Abstract or Expressionist Art.
Wednesday 19 August 10am - 6pm (Monday - Friday) 10am - 4pm (Saturday) - Exhibition runs from 19 August until 12 September
Gow Langsford Gallery - 26 Lorne Street, Auckland, New Zealand
This event is FREE and RSVP is not needed
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