1601 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Open 10am until 2pm weekdays through end January 2013
A riot of colour and energy, BALGO explores the stories, lives and history of the Kukatja language speakers in the small community of Balgo Hills which lies in remote northeast Western Australia. Balgo artists are renowned for their vivid palettes that blend the old with the new, the abstract with representations of landscapes and the spiritual with the political.
Sited on the Dreaming path of Luurnpa the Ancestral Kingfisher, the painters from Balgo have a deep understanding of their inherited country and of the associated stories and ceremonies of the mythical Tjukurrpa (Dreaming).
The exhibition is comprised of contemporary paintings and etchings by both senior Balgo artists and by an exciting generation of new and emerging artists.
BALGO provides audiences with a rich and unique pictorial language whereby Country equals story; land equals art; art equals spirit.
Exhibiting artists: Miriam Baadjo, Susie Bootja Bootja, Lucy Loomoo, Boxer Milner, Joan Nagomara, Eubena Nampitjin, Ningie Nanala Nangala, Elizabeth Nyumi, Kathleen Paddoon, Pauline Sunfly, Jimmy Tchooga, Fred Tjakamarra, John Lee Tjakamarra, Bob Dingle Tjapanangka, Tjumpo Tjapanangka, Brandy Tjungurrayi, Helicopter Tjungurrayi, Lucy Yukenbarri.