18 July - Back in Kununurra - Visiting the art galleries
So back in Kununurra where i can go shopping in the supermarket and visit all the galleries that were closed when i came through last time. For such a small town, there are really quite a lot of art galleries here. The one above is the best in some respects and the one i will show next is the other best. They differ because the art in this gallery comes only from this region where as the other shows art from all over.
About ochre painting techniques
The Rover thomas - the most famous ochre painter. In fact it is said he is the inventor of this style in contemporary art. Others have been influenced by him.
paddy bedford is my favourite ochre painter though i've never seen one in the flesh yet. All paintings have been bought up by galleries in the southern cities and individuals. Nothing is available in the Kimberley. He has died. His story is interesting. If you want to see more of his image google paddy bedford.
The easiest way to understand these images is that they are maps of the land. All the features in the pictures are landscape features. hills waterholes rivers etc.
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