Rammey Ramsey Bow River Station, East Kimberly, Western Australia, 1935-2021
Rammey Ramsey's (b. 1935, Bow River Station, East Kimberly, WA) paintings express the landscape of his birth and ancestral lands, whilst teasing out the complexities of Gija world views and the impact of pastoral occupation. He employs striking monochromes and a gestural, rhythmical language of wet-on-wet colour graduations, on which more ornamental dot and jewel shapes are applied, alluding to landmarks, memories, and human presence. This pioneering, atmospheric depiction of his stunning, native Warlawoon gorge country has led to acclaimed recognition in the indigenous art world.
Ramsey has exhibited widely in Australia, and in group shows in the US, Paris and London. His work is held in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney and the Ian Potter Gallery, Melbourne.
MERRY-GO-ROUND12 Nov 2020 - 20 Feb 2021A exhibition of British and International painting, sculpture and ceramics
Ngarranggarni30 Sep - 7 Nov 2020Twenty paintings by senior Gija artists from the Warmun community. Gija Country covers a vast area in the spectacular north east Kimberley region, an awe-inspiring landscape of Western Australia.
Reflection19 Jun - 19 Oct 2020An exhibition of diptychs by British and International artists
EarthworksMabel Juli | Barbara Nicholls | Rammey Ramsey | Freddie Timms 14 Mar - 27 Apr 2019Barbara Nicholls contributes a significant body of recent work alongside three notable Indigenous Australian artists from the North Kimberley