Colour Power: Aboriginal Art Post 1984
This exhibition of around 100 works, drawn almost entirely from the NGV collection, focuses on the full period of the Gallery's collecting of Aboriginal art, 1984 - 2004, which has proved revolutionary in the evolution of new forms of Aboriginal art. Colour Power celebrates Aboriginal art of the New Wave: the daring and visionary use of colour by Indigenous artists throughout Australia. In defiance of preconceptions, that the quintessential colours of Aboriginal art are earth colours and natural ochres, colour Power unveils the opposite - a medley of great colourists, working with new media of acrylic and enamel paints, neon, glitter, wools, inks and dyes, metal, paper, canvas and textiles.
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Aboriginal art Alcaston Alcaston Gallery Anangu ancestral Art Foundation artist's estate Balgo baskets began to paint Bidyadanga blue BlueScope Steel Bootja ceremony cm Presented cm Purchased colour courtesy Creek cultural depicts digging sticks donated by Supporters Dorothy Napangardi dots Dreaming Ernabella Federation Series fibre Fitzroy Crossing Foundation of Victoria funds donated Ginger Riley Gordon Hookey H. J. Wedge Haasts Bluff Judy Napangardi Jukurrpa Kantjupayi Benson kartiya Kngwarray Kutjungka Lajamanu land living lndigenous Art lrrunytju Maggie Napangardi Melbourne Napaltjarri Napanangka Napangardi Watson Ngaanyatjarra Ngukurr Ngurrara NGV Foundation Night cries non-Aboriginal Nungurrayi Nyumi ochre paint on canvas palette Papunya Tula Pintupi Pitjantjatjara Purchased with funds Purich rockholes Sandy Desert snake solo exhibition Spinifex Stock Route stories Supporters and Patrons Sydney synthetic polymer paint Tjampitjin Tjanpi Tjukurla Tracey Moffatt traditional travelled VlSCOPY Walmajarri Walmajarri born Wangkajunga born Warburton Warlpiri waterholes Western Australia Wiradjuri yellow Yuendumu