Speaking in Colour

Daniel WALBIDI WINPA 2006 acrylic on canvas, 165.0 x 111.5 cm Lew Renfrew bequest 2010 Newcastle Art Gallery collection Courtesy the artist and Short St. Gallery, Broome
19 March - 29 May 2011

This exhibition explores how Indigenous artists speak through colour. With paintings drawn from the Kimberley coast, the Tiwi Islands and the Central Desert, Speaking in Colour underscores the rich conceptual differences in naming, understanding and using colour across diverse language groups.

Artists represented include Sally Gabori, Kitty Kantilla and Daniel Walbidi,as well as a newly acquired suite of vivid watercolours by artists from Ntaria (Hermannsburg).

Guest Curator: Una Rey.

Related Documents:
Speaking in Colour Education Resource (pdf)


Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Cooks Hill