Emily Ngarnal Evans
Balibal is the Lardil word for the spotted stingray which can be found throughout the warm waters of Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria. It is a highly symbolic totem for Emily Ngarnal Evans, an artist who still plays an active role in her community in Mornington Island. Evans’ work is both a personal metaphor of her everlasting relationship with her late father, and a contemporary expression of her traditional beliefs, culture, and country.
These five works have come to us with permission from the artist for her first ever solo New Zealand show, which we are choosing to launch at the virtual Auckland Art Fair
While they appear initially as subtle, minimalist works, they exude enormous strength and visual power. They are shown hung in a diamond configuration as they were intended to be seen (to reflect the form of the Stingray). All of these magnificent works are worth experiencing in person.
We are grateful to both Emily Ngarnal Evans and to Alcaston Gallery in Melbourne for their support of this special show.
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