JAPINGKA GALLERY

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Work Of Art -

THE lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion at Japingka Gallery is An­ces­tors and Spir­its from In­dige­nous artist Fiona Omeenyo.

Fiona paints colourful im­ages of spirit fig­ures and An­ces­tors against the trop­i­cal light of north­ern Queens­land.

Her myth­i­cal and ab­stracted spirit fig­ures are etched into the back­ground lay­ers of paint to be­come part of the land­scape.

Many of her paint­ings show an­ces­tral Cre­ation sto­ries of her home­lands at Lock­hart River.

“I de­fine these as true sto­ries, things that re­ally hap­pened be­fore time,” Fiona said.

There is a strong theme of fam­ily and clan in the paint­ings, show­ing peo­ple car­ry­ing out ev­ery­day ac­tiv­i­ties.

Ti­tles like Fes­ti­val Time and Close Fam­ily re­flect the im­por­tance of tra­di­tion and fam­ily.

The ex­hi­bi­tion can be pre­viewed at Japingka Gallery prior to its open­ing on Fri­day, July 21.

Japingka is open daily at 47 High Street, Fre­man­tle, and all ex­hi­bi­tions are online at Jap­ingkaa­bo­rig­i­nalart.com.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 9335 8265.

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