Colour Power 22

29 June - 17 September 2022
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“For the first time, Aboriginal artists discovered the blaze of colours available in acrylics which helped them portray the burst of floral blooms that appeared after the seasonal rains in their ancestral lands in the desert region.”

- Jennifer Guerrini-Maraldi, JGM Gallery Director

Colour Power is on display at JGM Gallery until the 17th of September. The exhibition focuses primarily on an aesthetic and palette that evolved from Aboriginal Australians first encounter with acrylic paint in the 1960s. These vibrant colours differed markedly from the traditional earthy tones and natural ochres that had, until that moment, largely defined the aesthetic of Aboriginal Art. This expansion of the palette extended their conceptual horizons, allowing them to more viscerally convey "country".
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