Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori

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Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

French and English versions

Hardback, 30 × 28.5 cm, 268 pages, 6 fold-out pages
190 color and black-and-white reproductions

With contributions by Nicholas Evans—anthropologist and linguist, specialist of traditional languages and of the Kaiadilt community—Bruce Johnson McLean and Judith Ryan AM—Aboriginal art specialists.

ISBN: 978-2-86925-172-4

Publication: July 2022

About the publication

From July 3 to November 6, 2022, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain will present the first exhibition of Aboriginal Australian artist Sally Gabori (c. 1924–2015) in Europe. Born around 1924 on the remote Bentinck Island in the north of Australia, she lived a traditional life as part of the Aboriginal Kaiadilt community before being displaced to the nearby Mornington Island in 1948. It was not until 2005 that she created her first painting, and over the next 10 years, until her death in 2015, she would embrace her newfound gift for spontaneous creativity, creating over 2,000 paintings of startling originality.

Gathering more than 90 works, including those presented at the Fondation Cartier, the catalog offers to discover the singular and colorful work of this extraordinary painter, who is one of Australia’s most important artists.