Holmes a Court Gallery

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2015
Localista Team

Artworks featured at Holmes a Court Gallery this spring.


Ancestors – Dry, 2014 | NFS
Acrylic on canvas, 150x200cm

Artist | Sarrita King grew up in Darwin, and was inspired by her late father and artistic mentor, William King Jungala. Sarrita has been painting for eight years and has exhibited widely. Her paintings celebrate the land, her connection with the land, and everything it connects her with.

Artwork | Using the symbol of the waterhole and underground waterways as the network by which knowledge and life are shared, Sarrita King creates an ethereal composition in her Ancestor series. In this work, it is the dry season – the red land is parched and cracked, with very little visible in the waterholes.


Delaunay's Cut, 2013 | NFS
Pilbara ochre, ink on plywood, 120x120cm

Artist | Matt McVeigh is a contemporary visual artist and designer who has created striking and original design work for many stage productions and innovative community art projects.

Artwork | Delaunay's Cut is based on a surveying technique of triangulation drawing. The mountain is painted with ochre, a traditional material associated with Indigenous culture, which fades out to a triangulation drawing technique on plywood.


Surveyed, 2013 | NFS
Pilbara ochre, ink on plywood, 120x120cm

Artist | Matt McVeigh has worked across Western Australia's remote areas as a community artist, creating context-responsive and socially engaged projects. Both works featured were made in 2012 during a residency at Tom Price Senior High School. McVeigh was funded by the Artist-In-Residence (AIR) Grants Program.

Artwork | Surveyed is based on the land formations found around the Tom Price, Newman and Paraburdoo region. The work is treated as a negotiation between culture and economics through the use of both a surveying drawing application and traditional ochre painting.


Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix displays works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection, as well as works of invited artists. It also holds an artist-in-residence exhibition each year. Custodians, opening in October, will showcase a selection of works that reference the land. Featured artists include Sujora Conrad, Jo Darvall, Galliano Fardin, Eva Fernandez, Rod Garlett, Sarrita King, Matthew McVeigh, Lesley Meaney, Maureen Hudson Nampitjinpa, Brett Nannup, Monique Tippett and Walimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri.

Corner of Tom Cullity Drive
and Caves Road, Cowaramup
(08) 9756 5000, holmesacourtgallery.com.au

Helen Britton in context June 14-October 11
Custodians: recent acquisitions that
reference the land
October 17-May 2016


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