WILLIE GUDABI Rare Works From 1995
Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to present an archive exhibition of rare custom framed works by the late Willie Gudabi (c. 1916 – 1996), which have been released for the first time to celebrate Alcaston Gallery’s 30 year milestone anniversary.
The late Willie Gudabi, a highly respected senior Alawa man and custodian, depicted elaborate stories about circumcision and mortuary ceremonies, love songs and animal law. Each composition is populated with events and iconography, usually involving several interwoven narratives, reminding us that time is a cultural concept. The past underlies and is within the present – all time is bound up into the eternal now of the Dreaming.
Works by Willie Gudabi are held in many important public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.
Alawa Gabal Ritual (Moon, Sun, Wind)
Old Gudang (Grandfather)