FINEPRINTCO at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast
FINEPRINTCO is excited to be partnering with Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort on this dynamic exhibition titled, ‘Earth Dreaming, Water Healing’.
This unique extension of our gallery exhibition spaces throughout the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort’s lobby and public areas is a showcase many talented and renowned artists and their works.
A highlight for FINEPRINTCO is an exhibition of Indigenous prints and Slim Aarons photographs celebrating a rich diversity of cultural works exhibited on your way to the Oyster Bar and Grill and Pearl Bar.
Original paintings by the Ken Sisters Collective in the main reception area have been exhibited by from Gallery One and further details can be found at gallery-one.com.au
On the walls at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort
The original indigenous paintings located in the main reception area are collaborative works by five sisters from the Ken Family – Tjungkara Ken, Yaritji Young, Freda Brady, Maringka Tunkin and Sandra Ken – who live in the remote Aboriginal community of Amata in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in the far north-west of South Australia.
In the contemporary Western Desert art tradition, painting is frequently pursued collaboratively, with canvasses laid laterally on the ground in the direction of country. The Ken sisters are part of this desert art tradition, a distinct lineage formed initially by women, under the name of Minymaku Arts (meaning ‘belonging to women’), just twenty years ago in Amata in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. By working together – sometimes simultaneously painting together on a grounded canvas, and sometimes consecutively, where one sister’s mark calls for another’s reply (resembling an ancestral call and response) – the mnemonic or memory function of painting is performed. The sisters often return to familiar and familial subjects in their collaborations – to Tjala tjukurpa (Honey Ant dreaming) and to Kungkarangkalpa tjukurpa (Seven Sisters dreaming), two stories that are their birthright and their bond.
Gallery One is one of Australia’s leading contemporary Fine Art galleries located on the Gold Coast. Operating for more than ten years, Gallery One has a proven history of showcasing diverse collectable Australian art for the discerning client wishing to invest in original paintings: gallery-one.com.au