Netta Loogatha - Nyinyilki (612-19)

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Artist: Netta Loogatha 

Title:  Nyinyilki

Cat No: 612-19

Size: 51 x 41.5 cm 

Acrylic on Canvas

Story:

"Nyinyilki is a freshwater spring south-east of Bentinck Island where our Father is from. This is now the mainbase."

Biography:

Netta Loogatha
Birrmuyingathi Maali

Born: circa 1942
Origin: Dulkawalne - Bentinck Island
Language: Kayardild

"It's good to make artworks, learn from each other. We learned all about our country and story places from our old people. Now we are painting and drawing them so our grandchildren will learn all about them.

"Our Aunty Sally Gabori showed us the way, to learn from her and follow in her footsteps. We have our own paintings and drawings now of our homelands and sacred places, where we were born, oyster reefs and waterholes or camping spots. I am happy to show other people my country and culture through my art. It brings a smile to my face when I finish an artwork and see a part of me on it.

"I was born on Bentinck Island at a place on the Northern side called Bilmee. We lived in humpies then - no clothes nothing at all. I learnt to hunt from an early age, how to fish and collect shellfish, how to gather foods from the bush. I was young when the Europeans came in 1946 to take us away from our home and forced us to live on Mornington Island in the dormitory in the mission there.

"My father was King Alfred, he had six wives. When he died, his brother Percy took over the family and took care of us. When I grew up I went to the mainland and worked as a housemaid like a lot of the young girls from the island. I enjoyed this time being young and having fun. I returned to Mornington and became strongly involved in Land Rights and my people's wish to return to our homeland. I was a grandmother by the time we returned to our homeland and I use to live there most of the year, only returning to Mornington for the wet season. Now I am getting too old to live there. I cry for an opportunity to set my foot on my homeland again. My artworks have become even more important to me to keep my memories of my home and culture ever strong."

Solo Exhibitions:

2019: Netta Loogatha: Bilmee, Dog Story Place : Wooloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD

2013: Netta Loogatha - New Painngs : Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC

Group Exhibitions:

2019: Queensland Regional Art Awards Flying Arts : Wanderlust

2019 Out Station Gallery 2018 : Darwin NT

2019 2018 Salon Gallery : Darwin NT

2019 2018 CIAF-Connection to Country : Cairns Qld

2019 DAAF : Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

2018 Tanks Arts Centre : Cairns, Qld

2018 CIAF Indigenous Fashion Performance - Wandan (Future) : Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns QLD

2017 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair - Curated Exhibition: Family Values : Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns QLD

2017 Land of All - Dulka Wangiid : Art Mob, Hobart, TAS

2016 Finalist Exhibition of Kennedy Prize on Painting : Kennedy Arts Foundation, SA

2016 Finalist Exhibition of Swan Hill Print & Drawing Acquisitive Awards : Swan Hill Regional Gallery,Swan Hill VIC

2016 CIAF Birrimbi Dulgu Bajal Indigenous Fashion Performance : Virgin Airlines Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program

2016 MI Art, MI Fashion, Mi Models : Where art meets fashion. Virgin Airlines Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program at Alcaston

2016 Colour Forms: Paintings & Sculpture From Mornington Island : Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2016 Finalist Exhibition of Adelaide Perry Prize For Drawing : Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney NSW

2016 My Island Home : Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2015 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair : Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns, QLD

2015 Currents: Trends & Movements in Queensland Indigenous ArtCentres Exhibition : Tanks Art Centre, Cairns QLD

2015 Warriors, Sorcerers & Spirits : KickArts Contemporary Arts, Carins QLD

2015 Sorority - International Women's Day Exhibition : Tanks Art Centre, Cairns QLD

2015 Indigenous Art: Moving Backwards into the Future : National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC

2015 Public Art Exhibition G20 Summit - Colour Me Brisbane : Brisbane QLD

2014 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair : MI Art & Alcaston Gallery, Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns, QLD

2014 Pencil, Paint, Paper - Seascapes of Bentinck Island : Alcaston, Melbourne

2014 Kinship - A Celebration of Fine Arts from Far North Queensland Indigenous Art Centre : Tanks Art Centre, Cairns QLD

2013 My Country - I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia : QAG/GOMA, Brisbane QLD

2013 An Architects Eye : KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns QLD

2013 Artists from Bentinck Island & Mornington Island, Queensland : Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2012 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair : MI Art & Alcaston Gallery, Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns, QLD

2012 Korea International Art Fair : Seoul, South Korea

2011 Arsts From Mornington Island Art : Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2011 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair : Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns, QLD

2011 Paining Country: Recent Acquisitions of Indigenous Art : University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane QLD

2011 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair : Tanks Art Centre, Cairns, QLD

2010 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair : Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns, QLD

2009 Bentinck Island Arsts : Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2009 Painters of Bentinck Island : Ra Artspace, Alice Spring NT

2008 Bandikawaanda Makuwalada Rarunginja Thaand - Return of Kaiadilt Women : Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2008 Dulka Warngiid Bentinck Is Arsts featuring Nea Loogatha : Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2007 Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award : Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

2007 Painters of Bentinck Island : Ra Art Space, Darwin NT

2007 Painting Up Country: New Art Form The Mornington and Bentinck Islands : KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns QLD

2007 Lardil, Kaiadilt, Yangkaal : Wooloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD

2007 Mornington Island Art featuring Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori : Depot Gallery, Sydney; Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2007 24th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award : Museum and Art Gallery of the NT, Darwin NT

2007 Melbourne Art Fair : Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne VIC

2006 Sally Gabori & Introducing the Bentinck Island Art Gang : Grantpirrie Art Gallery, Redfern NSW

2006 Big Ones Little Ones : Boomali, Sydney NSW

2006 Bentinck Island Project : Wooloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD

2006 Birrmuyi : Wooloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD

Awards:

2016 Finalist Swan Hill Print & Drawing Acquisitive Awards

2016 Finalist Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

2016 Finalist Kennedy Prize for Painting

2007 Finalist Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

2007 Finalist 24th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin 

Bibliography:

2005 Mornington Island Arts & Crafts, Gununa Mornington Island, Wooloongabba Art Gallery

2006 The Bentinck Project, Wooloongabba Art Gallery 2007 Sorensen, Rosemary, 'Confounding Expectations', Art Monthly, Issue 202, August

2007 McLean, Bruce, Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award

2007, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane 2007 Machan, Kim, 'Art Notes QLD - National Emerging Indigenous Artists,' Art Monthly, Issue 202, August

2008 The Heart of Everything: The Art and Artists of Mornington & Bentinck Islands, Mornington Island Arts and Crafts, McCulloch & McCulloch Australian Art Books Pty Ltd

2013 Kinship - A Celebration of Fine Art From Far North Queensland Indigenous Art Centres, Tanks Art Centre

2013 Museum Voor Hedendaagse Aboriginal Kunst Annual Report, p. 13

2013 My Country - I Still Call Australia Home, QAGOMA Preview Jun-Aug 2013 p. 13

2015 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art in the Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Judith Ryan, National Gallery of Victoria

Collections:

Artbank

Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River, Western Australia

Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Private Collections:

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

The John Mainwaring Collection

The Lagerberg - Swift Collection

The Marshall Collection

The Merenda Collection University of Western Sydney, Sydney

UQ Art Museum - The University of Queensland, Brisbane


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