Eric (Mungi) Barney Kumanara Indulkana, APY Lands SA, Australia, b. 1973
Eric Barney is a wonderful artist, who grew up in Indulkana Community where he continues to live and work. Eric is a phenomenal painter and we are excited to showcase his works as the first male artist in the APY Art Centre Collective Micro Exhibitions.
Working with Iwantja Art Centre since 2008, Eric has been guided and mentored on painting techniques and protocol by the senior men at Iwantja Arts, Peter Mungkari, Alec Baker and Kunmanara (Jimmy) Pompey. Eric is a dedicated painter and artsworker, providing studio support for his fellow artists and working alongside the senior men on a number of collaborative artwork projects, along with his own artistic practice.
Eric uses strong colours in his powerful works, depicting the remote APY Lands in aerial perspectives. These colours are evocative of the sun-bleached desert sandhills and rugged bushland. Eric's landscapes are dotted with a brashness and integrity that boldly capture the essence of the majestic desert country.
Colour Power 2229 Jun - 17 Sep 2022JGM Gallery is bursting into colour from 29 June to 17 September 2022 with a vibrant exhibition of works by Indigenous Australian artists.
Colour has the power to lift a mood or brighten a space – from the corner of a room to the expanse of a wall.
So it is with much delight that JGM Gallery’s latest exhibition, Colour Power 22, puts the spotlight on 22 vibrant and uplifting works by 12 new wave Indigenous artists from the Central Desert Region of Australia.