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MBL211

Untitled Landscape

Medium
Acrylic on Board
Size
34 x 72cm
Year Painted
c. 1989
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MBL211

Untitled Landscape

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Catalogue Number:MBL211 ,Width: ,Height:

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Catalogue Number:
MBL211

Artist Profile

Gordon paints landscapes and spiritual figures within the landscape. Though havi…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Gordon Waye
Born:

c. 1940's

Country:

Port Augusta, South Australia

Medium:

Watercolour on Board, Acrylic and Oils on Canvas

Subjects:

Landscapes, Untitled Landscape, Untitled

Gordon paints landscapes and spiritual figures within the landscape. Though having no formal training the influences on his painting stem back to his childhood days drawing with charcoal and experimenting with watercolours. During his adult working life he has continued to paint. Gordon spent many years in Central Australia and is highly influenced by the MacDonnell Ranges.

The spiritual figures within his landscapes relate to his reading about Dreamtime stories and what he has experienced from the landscape. He has also painted murals including the Palace Hotel in Broken Hill, as seen in the film Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Gordon grew up at Colebrook Home, Eden Hills in Adelaide. He is part of what is now known as the 'stolen generation' - a government policy of removing indigenous children from their families, often, as in Gordon's situation, being placed in a public institution. Tracing family history has in the past been very difficult and this equates to his lack of family history.

COLLECTIONS
Private Collections in Australia
EXHIBITIONS
1991
The Eighth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
AWARDS
1989
Professional Development Grant, from the Aboriginal Arts Unit of the Australia Council for Arts
REFERENCES
Hardy, J., Megaw, JVS. & Megaw, MR.
(1992) The Heritage of Namatjira - The Watercolourists of Central Australia, William Heinemann, Australia
Tandanya
Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc. Adelaide, SA

Information

Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted, Title,

Information

Artist Name:
Gordon Waye
Artwork Size:
34 x 72cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Board
Year Painted:
c. 1989
Title:
Untitled Landscape

Description

This landscape by Gordon reflects the colour and formation of the many ranges, hills, gorges and flora that are found in his country, Port Augusta, West of Alice Springs in Central Australia. This country truly has the blue and purple colours of the ranges in the distance, the rich colour in the sand and an amazing contrast when the plentiful flora is in bloom.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse