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.