Major Kimberley Artists
Landscapes in Ochre
Major East Kimberley artists Rover Thomas, Jack Britten and Queenie McKenzie created ochre artworks that set the benchmark for a new generation of painters to understand and aspire to. This senior group of artists also include Shirley Purdie, Beerbee Mungnari, Henry Wambini and Freddie Timms. Rover Thomas evokes the raw experience of the Kimberley with the artist’s brush strokes and gestures all recorded in layers of ochre paint that are swept over the surface of the boards as he painted.