Ginger Riley: The Boss of Colour

Castlemaine Art Gallery is proud and privileged to present the exhibition, ‘Ginger Riley: The Boss of Colour’. This will be the first major exhibition of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala’s work since the retrospective ‘Mother Country in Mind: The Art of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala’ held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1997, and the first survey exhibition in a public gallery since the artist passed away in 2002.

The exhibition presents Riley’s vibrant and powerful depictions of country which challenged and changed Australia’s preconceived notion of Indigenous art, and our landscape painting tradition. The intensity and energy of Riley’s paintings is so strong that Australian expressionist David Larwill dubbed him, ‘the boss of colour’.

Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum
Until 19 April, 2015

Wul Gori-Yi-MAR (Aboriginal Football), 1998, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 96 x 84cm
Courtesy Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne