LONDON.- With her expressive brushstrokes, tactile layering of paint and expert use of colour, the work of Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori can be described as truly sublime. Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi Art (JGMart) and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, in conjunction with Mornington Island Art, Queensland present this latest body of artwork from one of Australia’s most exciting contemporary artists. The show will be held at The Gallery in Cork Street, Mayfair for this landmark solo exhibition from the 24th May “ 5th June 2010.
Sally Gabori has taken the art world by storm since her introduction to paint and canvas in 2005. Colour and canvas became the catalyst for the creation of an entirely unique visual language; a way for Sally to explore life, landscape and memory. With each sweeping brushstroke she transcends western visual art culture, taking us on a journey through her much beloved country.
I was surprised and seduced from the moment I first saw Sally Gabori’s paintings. Her sense of colour and her use of different layers gave depth and vibration to her painting. The fact that she has such a close connection and knowledge of her land, and as one of only six surviving speakers of the original Kayardild language of her Kaiadilt peoples on the tiny Bentinck Island in Queensland, Australia, makes her work an important acquisition for the MusÃ©e duQuai Branly, Paris.
– Phillippe Peltier, Responsable l’Unite Patrimoniale Oceanie-Insulinde
Musee du Quai Branly, Paris, France
The past year has seen Sally Gabori exhibit to great acclaim both in Australia and around the world. In 2009, Sally’s artwork was exposed to an international art market for the first time, exhibiting at the Korean International Art Fair 2009 and Art London 2009. The reception from both Korea and London was overwhelming. Sally was acknowledged as one of the 50 most collectable artists in 2009 and again in 2010, according to the prestigious Australian Art Collector magazine. Serious collectors from New York, London, Netherlands, France and parts of Asia have already acquired her artwork for their collection.
Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi Art is delighted to be working with Alcaston Gallery and Sally Gabori and playing a part in the next step of her illustrious artistic career. As Jennifer explains:
My mission is to bring the best Aboriginal art on offer from across the many remote outback communities of the vast Australian continent. This exhibition is no different. I am very proud to be the first gallery in the UK and Europe to exhibit these beautiful works and continue my mission of bringing the newest and most innovative Indigenous art from Australia to a discerning audience here.
– Jennifer Guerrini-Maraldi, Director, JGMart London