Vincent Namatjira Features Alongside Iwantja Arts Members in New York
10 August 2022
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Vincent Namatjira, Elizabeth (on Country) (2021). 90.805 x 67.31 cm. Courtesy Fort Gansevoort.
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Exhibition view: Vincent Namatjira, Kaylene Whiskey, and Tiger Yaltangk, iIwantja Rock n Roll, Fort Gansevoort, New York (7 July 2022–20 August 2022). Courtesy Fort Gansevoort.
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Exhibition view: Vincent Namatjira, Kaylene Whiskey, and Tiger YaltangkiIwantja, Rock n Roll, Fort Gansevoort, New York (7 July 2022–20 August 2022). Courtesy Fort Gansevoort.
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Exhibition view: Vincent Namatjira, Kaylene Whiskey, and Tiger YaltangkiIwantja, Rock n Roll, Fort Gansevoort, New York (7 July 2022–20 August 2022). Courtesy Fort Gansevoort.
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Exhibition view: Vincent Namatjira, Kaylene Whiskey, and Tiger YaltangkiIwantja, Rock n Roll, Fort Gansevoort, New York (7 July 2022–20 August 2022). Courtesy Fort Gansevoort.
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Kaylene Whiskey, Dolly and Catgirl (2021). Acrylic on linen. 100.965 x 111.76 cm. Exhibition view: Vincent Namatjira, Kaylene Whiskey, and Tiger Yaltangki, Iwantja Rock n Roll, Fort Gansevoort, New York (7 July 2022–20 August 2022). Courtesy Fort Gansevoort.

Vincent Namatjira is a favourite in Australia among both collectors and institutions. ⁠⁠

New York gallery Fort Gansevoort has brought the artist alongside Kaylene Whiskey and Tiger Yaltangki—fellow members of the art collective, Iwantja Arts—to the U.S. art scene this summer with a well-received group exhibition.

Namatjira spoke with Ocula Magazine about his powerful portraits that seek to balance humour with the complexities of colonial history.⁠⁠ 'There's definitely humour in my work, but there's also a serious side to my paintings—I want to shed light on some untold or overlooked Indigenous stories. Humour helps grab people's attention, but I hope they look a little deeper.'⁠⁠ Read the full Ocula Conversation here.


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