Sally Gabori retrospective exhibition: Dulka Warngiid – Land of All
31 May 2016
Dulka Warngiid – Land of All
Queensland Art Gallery
21 May – 28 August 2016
Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori: Dulka Warngiid – Land of All is a retrospective exhibition of the late Bentinck Island artist and senior Kaiadilt woman, Sally Gabori. Developed by QAGOMA Curator Bruce McLean, the exhibition includes more than 50 works Sally Gabori created since commencing painting at the age of 81 in 2005 until her passing in 2015.
Dulka Warngiid – Land of All celebrates Sally Gabori’s significant contribution to art - her instinct for vibrant colour, bold forms and gestural brushstrokes, and her deep connection to story places on Bentinck Island.
The groupings of works in the show include: Gabori’s Country at Mirdidingki; her father’s Country at Thundi; her grandfather’s Country at Dingkari; Nyinyilki, the main outstation on Bentinck; and Dibirdibi Country, the places associated with her husband Pat.
The exhibition takes its title from the Kayardild language name for Bentinck Island, which translates as ‘the whole world’, ‘the land of all’ or ‘the one place’.
Sally Gabori in the Chartwell Collection »