Chance to meet talented artist
INTERNATIONALLY renowned indigenous artist Sarrita King is making a special visit to Port Douglas to be the very first artist in residence at Ngarru Gallery.
This will be the first visit to the region for the talented 23-year-old artist who has exhibited extensively in Australia and featured in Europe and the US with her contemporary twist to traditional indigenous artwork.
Gallery director and owner Roberta Mazur said they are very excited to have Ms King, whose father is the late William King, who passed down his stories and talent to both Ms King and her sister Tarisse.
“She is the elite of contemporary indigenous artwork and she showcases traditional indigenous stories but from a young, modern urban perspective,” she said.
“The late William King passed down stories and Sarrita is a full custodian of those stories, of indigenous dreaming and the stories are being told through incredibly modern eyes.
“It’s incredibly exciting to have a very well known interesting artist and to be able to witness that - she does not just do pointillist (dot painting) style but innovative techniques as well.”
Ngarru Gallery normally exhibits traditional and contemporary artwork from central Australia and although Ms King resides in Adelaide her stories come from ancient Tjukurrpa.
Come and meet the talented artist and watch as she retells stories of old through contemporary eyes, creating surreal and stunning pieces at the Ngarru Gallery on Macrossan St, in Port between 11am-2pm and 4pm-6pm tomorrow and Saturday.
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