Students will investigate the work of Sally Gabori, a featured artist in NERAM’s exhibition, Strong. Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori was born c.1924 at Mirdidingki on Bentinck Island, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, off the north coast of Australia. Considered one of the greatest contemporary Australian artists of the past two decades, Sally Gabori began her career as an artist in 2005, around the age of 80. Colour is Gabori’s language of choice whereby she depicts her origin and country to outsiders and descendants.
Preschool & Early Stages 1 – 3, Guided Tour & Artmaking-based program: Sally Gabori gathered much inspiration from several flying visits over her traditional country. In these works, she depicts aerial views of the sweeping coastline, the jagged lines of oyster-encrusted stone fish traps, darting sea life and radiant sunlit patterns dancing over the waves. Think of an area near you or a place you have a connection with that is full of life and beauty. Using only three or four colours recreate your coast line, river or dam with huge chunks of colour like Gabori….
Stages 4-6, Guided Tour & Theory-based program, either onsite or back in the classroom: In this program students will investigate the online, interactive website on Sally Gabori by Paris based contemporary art gallery which currently features a solo exhibition by the artist https://www.fondationcartier.com/en/