ROMA BUTLER

ROMA BUTLER

Art Exhibition previously on in Australia. Published by anonymous on Friday 29 February 2008. Tuesday 19 February 2008 to Saturday 15 March 2008.

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Irrunytju artist Roma Butler is one of the most exciting emerging talents from within her community. Roma's canvases are distinguished by their fine interpenetrating lines of dots and colourful intensity describing in stunning abstraction the drama of many of the ancient and intricate women’s stories.

Irrunytju artist Roma Butler is one of the most exciting emerging talents from within her community. She was one of a few artists to be selected from around Australia by the Art Gallery of Queensland for the prestigious Xstrata Emerging Indigenous Artist award in 2005. A vibrant personality, she enthusiastically embraces her Indigenous Dreamtime heritage and expresses this in works that have captured widespread collector interest.

Her canvases are distinguished by their fine interpenetrating lines of dots and colourful intensity describing in stunning abstraction the drama of many of the ancient and intricate women’s stories handed down by senior artists, in particular Kuntjil Cooper.

Roma belongs to the Pitjantjatajarra language and cultural group and was born around 1949 at Wilu rockhole on the kanyala tjukurpa track.

Roma’s work is held in numerous collections in Australia, including the collection of the Art Gallery of Western Australia.