Sally Gabori: Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda by Nicholas Evans and Judith Ryan
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A selection of the late Indigenous Australian artist's jubilantly colorful abstractions
The Indigenous Australian artist Sally Gabori (c. 1924–2015) began painting late in life, at about the age of 80. Over the course of her 10-year career, she produced around 3,000 paintings, a volume that speaks to the unfettered passion with which she embarked upon her art. Published in conjunction with the artist's first retrospective in France, this monograph features 96 artworks, including the selection of 30 paintings in the exhibition.
The book invites further discovery of Gabori's colorful, abstract oeuvre―which is keenly informed by the history of her people, the Kaiadilt―with contributions from Nicolas Evans, a scholar of Kaiadilt culture and friend of Sally Gabori's family, as well as Judith Ryan and Bruce McLean, curators of Indigenous art. These contributors read her practice from her through the context of Indigenous traditions, but also
attest to its extraordinary pictorial modernity.
Fondation Cartier Pour L'Art Contemporain (November 2022)
270 pp. hardback
29.3 x 3 x 30.8 cm