Kudditji Kame Kngwarreye & Idris Murphy

Born in the remote centre of Australia in the late 1920s, Kudditji Kame Kngwarreye (c.1928-2017) was a stockman and a miner who did not start painting until the 1980s. Utilising bold compositions, Kngwarreye manipulated colour and form in his depictions of his ancestral homelands in Central Australia; visceral and spontaneous, his paintings evoke feelings for and connection to Country.

Kudditji Kame Kngwarreye, My Country, 2004, acrylic on canvas, 128 x 179cm

To complement the exhibition, Mitchell Fine Art has invited Sydney artist Idris Murphy to curate a response to Kngwarreye paintings through his own work. Known for his gestural paintings that depict his intimate awareness and a passionate attachment to the Australian landscape, Murphy continuously refers to inspiration drawn from Aboriginal artists and the holistic experience of the land.

Idris Murphy, Kimberley Equilibrium, 2011, acrylic on aluminium, 198 x 198cm

Mitchell Fine Art
10 June to 18 July 2020