JAP­INGKA GALLERY

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Food -

SARRITA and Tarisse King con­sis­tently prove that the way for­ward for younger con­tem­po­rary in­dige­nous artists can be found with per­se­ver­ance, pas­sion and com­mit­ment.

Th­ese two sis­ter artists com­bine the use of tra­di­tional tech­niques with an in­tu­itive ap­proach to story telling and a highly re­fined style of paint­ing.

Their im­agery evokes the his­tory of in­dige­nous life on the land, with ref­er­ences to tra­di­tional camp­sites, wa­ter sources and hunt­ing grounds. The multi-lay­ered pat­tern­ing that cov­ers the sur­face of the land and the wa­ter marks th­ese ba­sic re­sources with the cul­tural signs of Abo­rig­i­nal pres­ence.

Sarrita and Tarisse carry on the legacy of their fa­ther, Wil­liam King Jun­gala, who died in his early 40s, but not be­fore he had passed on his phi­los­o­phy and art skills to them.

Their third ex­hi­bi­tion at Jap­ingka Gallery is run­ning through­out Septem­ber.

Visit 47 High Street, Fre­man­tle West End, call 9335 8265 or visit www.jap­ingka.com.au.

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