Karen Mills, Untitled, 2018. Pigment and ochre on canvas, 22.6 x 29.5 cm. Courtesy: the Artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.
Karen Mills is a Darwin-based artist who is a descendant of the Balanggarra people, of the Oombulgurri and Forrest River Aboriginal reserve, in the East Kimberley, Western Australia.
Her practice investigates themes of identity and memory, and often connection and disconnection with her Aboriginal heritage. Her abstract paintings are generally landscape-based, inspired by her experience and memory of country. These works capture a sense of the rich history and survival of Aboriginal culture hidden beneath layers of sediment.
Exhibition opens: 12 June 2019
Join the gallery for the opening event: 2–4pm Saturday 15 June 2019