Alcaston Gallery presents new work by important Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands artist Mick Wikilyiri in his sixth solo exhibition, Ngayuku Ngura – My Country, Apara Springs, presented with new work by his daughter Yaritji Young. Wikilyiri’s highly contemporary paintings reveal the artist’s intimate connection with his Country, Apara Springs, in the lands which surround Amata in the APY Lands of far north South Australia.
Wikilyiri’s striking imagery combined with a subdued and sophisticated tonal colour palette offers thoughtful and evocative depictions of the landscapes surrounding Amata, and of his Country, Apara Springs. As a respected elder in his community, Wikilyiri’s expressive paintings are a celebration of Anangu culture, as well as a means to protect cultural and environmental ties for future generations. This is exemplified by the profound influence and knowledge that Wikilyiri has imparted to his daughter, the celebrated artist Yaritji Young, whose practice offers her own understanding of her father’s Country and culture.
Ngayuku Ngura – My Country, Apara Springs is on exhibition at the Alcaston Gallery Exhibition Space at 84 William Street, Melbourne from 27 October until 19 November 2021.
Please note: the gallery is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, click here to view the exhibition online.
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