Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori (c 1924 - 2015)
The incomparable SALLY GABORI’s painterly interpretations of her Bentinck Island home combine country, colour and her mind’s eye, which captured the hearts and minds of art lovers across Australia and all over the world. Her signature application of vivid colour and expressive brushstrokes brilliantly portray her island country impart to the viewer a real and intimate sense of who Sally Gabori was and where she was from.
Her immense legacy was honoured in the major retrospective exhibition Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori: Dulka Warngiid – Land of All at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane from 21 May – 28 August 2016 and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne from 23 September 2016 – 21 January 2017.
Sally Gabori has also made her mark internationally, with her works being exhibited in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA, Korea, the Netherlands and Italy. Sally Gabori’s work features in important collections and major institutions in Australia and abroad including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand the Musée du Quai Branly, France, the Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, the Netherlands and the ARTIZON Museum (formerly Bridgestone Museum of Art), Tokyo, Japan.
In 2021 Sally Gabori will be honoured with a major solo survey exhibition at the distinguished Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, France.
© The Estate of the Artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 2020
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