Alcaston Gallery, in conjunction with Martumili Artists, is delighted to present an important survey exhibition of paintings by Bugai Whyoulter, a Kartujarra woman and a senior custodian of the lands surrounding Kunawarritji in Western Australia, with a curated selection of the artist’s significant works from 2015 to 2021.
Winner of the General Painting Award in the 2021 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards for her painting Wantili (Warntili, Canning Stock Route Well 25), Whyoulter is known as a master of colour and gesture.
Following the artist’s recent success at the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art awards and exhibition at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, this important survey exhibition maps not only the artist’s practice over the past six years, but also provides a sense of place and context, depicting key sites across the artist’s ngurra (Country), including the water sources of Wantili, Kaalpa, Parnngurr, Wangkaklu, Tiwa and Kartarru, places long revered and understood by the Martu people.
Considered one of the most established Martumili Artists working today, Bugai Whyoulter has been acquired by several major national institutions and exhibited widely both nationally and internationally.
Opening: Thursday 28 April 5 – 7pm.
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