Booker-Lowe Gallery presents "Desert Awakening: Paintings by the Australian Aboriginal Women of Ampilatwatja"
New paintings by 10 indigenous women artists from Ampilatwatja, one of Australia's most remote Central Desert communities, evoke the reawakening of their parched country at a new exhibition at Booker-Lowe Gallery, which will celebrate the new exhibition with an opening reception from 3:30-6 p.m., including a gallery talk at 4:15 p.m., on April 11.
The artists of Ampilatwatja are world-renowned for their unique landscapes of Australia's harsh Central Desert, which blossoms after the often-stormy wet season. Desert Awakening will feature works by the group of award-winning painters, including Michelle Pula Holmes, Daisy Kemarre Moss, Kathleen Nanima Rambler and others.
The women of Ampilatwatja deliberately chose not to depict their dreamings or traditional ancestor myths, but the country where those dreamings occurred.
On view through June 13.