Chance to meet tal­ented artist

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

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.

Photo by ALI­SON GE­ORGE

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