AUSSTELLUNG in der GALERIE LE COCON: Juli 2007
EXHIBITION at the GALLERY LE COCON: July 2007
WALANGARI KARNTAWARRA wird weiterhin in Europa von der GALERIE LE COCON vertreten.
will continue to be represented in Europe by the GALLERY LE COCON.
Einige seiner beeindruckenden Bilder (Acrylmalerei) sind in dem
LOFT, in der zweiten Etage des Galeriehauses LE COCON, zu sehen.
Ausserdem sind signierte, limitierte, hochwertige Kunstdrucke eines seiner Motive,
im Format: 70 x 100 cm, erhaeltlich.
Some of his impressive original paintings are viewable in the second floor loft area
of the gallery house LE COCON.
Also available: limited edition, signed high quality art prints "winparrku" -
in the size 70 x 100 cm.
Walangari Karntawarra -
ist Nachfahre des beruehmten Albert Namatjira (Ur-Grossvater) und Clifford Possom (Grossvater),
ihn in die Malerei der australischen Wuestenstaemme eingefuehrt hat. Walangari Karntawarra betrachtet
seine Malerei als eine Form kultureller Kommunikation. Er ist ein Multitalent: Musiker - Taenzer - Maler.
Die Stationen seiner Karriere nach dem Studium der Kunst und Erziehungswissenschaften, reichen
vom Lehrer - Kuenstler - bis zum Direktor des ersten Aboriginal Radio- und Fernsehsenders.
Er liebt es die Symbolik seiner Bilder zu erklaeren und hat sich immer als kraftvolle Stimme der Ureinwohner
betrachtet und sich intensiv fuer die Belange seines Volkes eingesetzt.
WALANGARI WANGARDI KARNTAWARRA JAKAMARRA, also known as COLIN MCCORMACK, was born in Alice Springs in 1961.
He is of the Arrernte, Luritja, Walpiri, Yankuntjatjarra, Pintubi, Anmatjerre and Alyawarre peoples of the Central and Western Desert.
WALANGARI has held many executive positions and directorships of various Aboriginal Councils.
He chaired CAAMA (the Central Australian
Aboriginal Media Association), the first Aboriginal owned radio station
and was a director of the first Aboriginal television station, Imparja.
He is committed to improving the lot of his people and helping ensure that the voice of Aboriginal Australia is heard.
He has Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees and an Associate Diploma of Aboriginal Education.
Walangari has designed and conducted his own very successful cross-cultural course at the Institute of Aboriginal Development in Alice Springs.
The course was attended by many overseas and local professionals and students.
Like the course, Walangari sees his paintings as a form of communication between cultures.
Walangari is multi talented. He is a gifted musician and dancer, with a wonderful stage presence.
It was the legacy of his famous great-grandfather, ALBERT NAMATJIRA and the inspiration of his grandfather
that encouraged him to paint.
While his paintings tell the traditional stories of his people and feature the iconography of the "Western Desert", Walangari uses a fuller
colour spectrum and unique effects to forge a striking path within modern Aboriginal Art.
His paintings are widely acclaimed and he has exhibited extensively both in Australia and overseas.