SOLO - Maureen Hudson Nampitjinpa

Respected Indigenous artist Maureen Hudson Nampitjinpa from the remote community of Mt Allen in central Australia, will be back in WA for the opening of her exhibition SOLO, hosted by Artitja Fine Art, and opening on Friday 9th March.

Art Exhibition previously on at Artitja Fine Art in Western Australia, Australia.
From Friday 09 March 2012 to Sunday 25 March 2012
Launch Friday 09 March 2012, 6.30pm

My Country  image Sand Dunes  image Sand Dunes  image Water Dreaming  image Maureen Hudson Nampitjinpa with her painting Pinta Pinta Waterholes image

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Early in her painting career, Maureen exhibited alongside her uncle Clifford Possum Tjapaljtarri OA, who was a world renowned pioneer of the western desert art movement which began in the 1970’s.

Since 1988 Maureen has exhibited in Vanuatu, Noumea, Colorado, London and has been a constant on the national exhibition circuit. Her next stop is South Fremantle, immediately after which she will be jetting to Japan to participate in a cross cultural event.

“Maureen was our guest artist back in October 2010 and with the steady demand for her work since then we felt confident that the time is right for a solo exhibition” says Anna Kanaris, Artitja Fine Art Director. “Her style is incredibly diverse and her method is unusual in that she can paint the same ancestral story in multiple designs, yet still maintain a sense of connection across her body of work”.

For example, through a skilful application of paint and her dotting technique, Maureen creates a three dimensional view of sand blowing over the desert sand dunes in a flowing movement across the canvas, yet in another version, the sand dunes are viewed from an aerial perspective and billowing across the land from a central point. Fire and water themes also figure prominently in her work.

It is no coincidence that the exhibition opens on Friday 9th March, a day after International Women’s Day, says Anna Kanaris. “Maureen’s achievements as an artist and a woman are many. As well as being a career artist, she is a great nurturer to her 4 children and extended family circle and there is every reason to add her to the vast list of women whose efforts are being celebrated on this important day.”

SOLO – Maureen Hudson Nampitjinpa is free to the public opening 6.30pm on the 9th March and will run until the 25th March daily from 11am to 5pm, exhibiting at Earlywork, 330 South Terrace, South Fremantle. The artist will be present at the opening and in the gallery for a floor talk on Sat 10th March at 2pm.