ReDot Fine Art Gallery will exhibit works from Mornington Island Arts, featuring paintings by the over-night sensation, Mrs. Gabori from 1 June until 2 July, with its opening reception on 8 June 2016, Wednesday.
The show, entitled Dibirdibi Country Revisited – Celebrating Mrs. Gabori’s Life, is a collection of 12 signature works on canvas by Mrs. Gabori, accompanied by several paintings from her niece Paula Paul and other family members. This group of paintings chosen from Mrs. Gabori’s brief but prolific and successful 8 years as an artist, are prime examples of the contemporary style and dramatic colour that she is internationally famed for.
Mrs. Gabori discovered painting as a way to share and preserve the stories of her country. Although she died in 2015, her life, passion and her stories remain with us in the untainted paintings – documenting the tales and geography of her people. She created an artistic awakening among the women of Mornington Island in northern Queensland, and ReDot Fine Art Gallery is pleased to celebrate the lives and influences of these remarkable ladies who have produced not just strong aboriginal art, but strong contemporary works.
Her works have been acquired by all major institutional collections across Australia and globally – her designs were showcased at the Venice Biennale and she has been commissioned on many occasions for public and private installations. The latest of which saw her stunning Tjukurpa come to life in the halls of the Brisbane International airport.