Today I saw the Sally Gabori (Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda) exhibition at QAG ‘Dulka Warngiid’ – Land of All. Every year I do an interesting job in Brisbane at the International Convention Centre, chairing a medical conference. I usually take the opportunity to visit the Queensland Art Gallery the day before. This time I was very fortunate to see the retrospective exhibition of Sally Gabori’s work. If you get a chance I really recommend seeing it, so fascinating to see the progression and ‘maturity’ of her work over only about a decade – she only started to paint at age 81 years. Some of the paintings are collaborative with her sisters and it is possible to see the different approaches of the various painters. The colours are sublime and extraordinary and the freedom of brush stroke is fabulous and inspiring to this aspiring artist.
Author: Christine Read
Christine Read is an artist and retired doctor. She lives in Lennox Head in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, Australia and is a keen observer of life and nature - this is apparent in her painting, in which she uses acrylic and oil paint. She also practices silk screen printing and drawing and is a member of Lennox Arts Collective. She is an avid traveller and runs local and international art retreats.