Wendy Sharpe, Salvatore Gerardi, Gabriella Possum Nungarrayi, Arthur Boyd, Elisabeth Cummings and more.
Yvon Gatineau and Peter Jackson started collecting works of art in 1996. Their aim was to give support to Australian artists and to make their lives more joyous and stimulating because of the works of art that they were fortunate enough to have around them in their home. With the support of the King St Gallery, Outback Arts is fortunate enough to thank Peter and Yvonne for their donations spanning 20 years that have supported exhibitions, exposure and experiences for the arts and cultural life of outback NSW.
Artworks in the exhibition include works by Wendy Shape; one of Australia’s most acclaimed artists, awarded the Sulman Prize, two Travelling Scholarships, the Portia Geach Memorial award (twice), the Archibald Prize and many others. Arthur Boyd; painter, potter and printmaker from a family of artists. Boyd aimed to convey an inner emotional vision through his work, rather than describing the external world. He painted lyrical and emotive allegories on universal themes of love, loss and shame, often located in the Australian bush. Gabriella Possum Nungarrayi; the eldest daughter of renowned artist Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri. Her paintings depict stories such as Bush Tucker, Women’s Ceremonies, Serpent, Goanna and Seven Sisters Dreamings. Gabriella’s work is bold and vivid in colour and composition and utilizes many different techniques, the “dot” technique in particular. And Elisabeth Cummings; one of Australia’s most respected living artists with a career spanning over 60 years. Her most recent exhibition Radiance, The Art of Elisabeth Cummings was open at the National Art School, Sydney, in August of 2023.