Exhibiting Level One Open Gallery
CONTEMPORARY NARRATIVE PAINTINGS
Exhibiting Soho Galleries Sydney
Karntawarra McCormack is an Australian Aboriginal elder from
Alice Springs who now lives and works in Sydney.
He is an international award winning “Central Western
Desert” painter and his
colourful and spellbinding works tell the traditional Dreaming Stories of the
world’s oldest living culture.
Walangari’s work has been exhibited extensively both in Australia and
internationally. He uses his art as a means of cross-cultural communication and
he is dedicated to improving the lot of his people. Multi talented, he is also a gifted musician, teacher, public
speaker and performer with a wonderful stage presence.
Born in 1961, Walangari is of the Arrernte, Luritja, Walpiri,
Yankuntjatjarra, Pintubi, Anmatjerre and Alyawarre peoples of the Central and Western Desert
His early childhood was spent living a traditional lifestyle in
the Australian outback. His direct family line includes the famous water
colourist Albert Namatjira and two of the founding fathers of the Papunya Tula
movement, Clifford Possum and Paddy Carroll.
Walangari has two university degrees and has held many executive
positions and directorships of various Aboriginal Councils. He chaired CAAMA
(the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association), the first Aboriginal
owned radio station and was a director of the first Aboriginal television
station, Imparja. He is committed to helping ensure that the voice of
Aboriginal Australia is heard.
Walangari's life and paintings have been featured in many
television documentaries and publications including the “International Artist”
The National Gallery of Australia has acquired one of his
his paintings tell the traditional stories of his people and feature the
iconography of the "Western
uses a fuller colour spectrum and unique effects to forge a striking path
within modern Aboriginal Art.
Artwork visual, artwork stories and list of works on application.