Lorna Fencer Napurrula
Untitled n.d.
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Collection of The University of Queensland
Gift of Christopher Thomas and Mark Alexander to commemorate the University's Centenary through the Australian Governments Cultural Gifts Program, 2010
Estate of the artist 2011 licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd
Photo: Carl Warner

9 July – 18 September 2011

Painting Country celebrates the richness of The University of Queensland Art Collection. Representation of Indigenous artists in the Collection was boosted in 2010 by gifts, including artworks donated by Patrick Corrigan AM, and Christopher Thomas and Mark Alexander, which are showcased in this exhibition. The paintings reveal the artists’ connection to Country and ongoing engagement with their culture and land through art.

Works by Donald Moko, Margaret Baragurra and Rusty Peters from Western Australia will be shown along with paintings by Desert artists Kathleen Petyarre and Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra. Queensland artists Kurruwarriyingathi Bijarrb Paula Paul and Birrmuyingathi Maali Netta Loogatha from Mornington Island, and Dennis Nona from the Torres Strait, are also represented in this diverse display.

Curator: Samantha Littley


Public Program

Wednesday 7 September 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Curator Talk: Samantha Littley