January-February 2020 Featuring the works of Warlukurlangu Artists (Yuendumu and Nyirripi), Danny Riley and the artists from Waralungku Art Centre (Borroloola) and Ed Wanganeen (Yorke Peninsula). An exploration of water, its significance in Aboriginal Dreaming, art and culture, highlighting the interrelatedness of water, earth, animal and plant, and the active character of water as creator and provider.
Danny was the nephew of renowned Aboriginal artist Ginger Riley. When Danny inherited an old shack at Limmen Bight from his Aunt, he moved there from Borroloola to teach himself himself to paint. His work expresses the strong themes and compelling fascination with the life forms or 'Bush Tucker' at Maria Lagoon....Barracuda, Stingray and Freshwater Cray. Danny had one very successful exhibition before he passed away in 2007.
Ed has been painting sporadically for over 40 years and was taught by his mother who raised him while living at Point Pierce Mission Station, Wallaroo, on the Yorke Peninsula, SA. Ed’s mother is from the APY Lands and his father, a Nurranga Googtha man. Ed’s mother’s family were all fisherwomen and men which meant Ed started fishing at five years of age and became a professional fisherman by the age of 15 at Port Victoria, SA. Ed’s work reveals his love for fish and other forms of aquatic life. Ed started painting seriously at approximately 30 years of age. When he paints he thinks about his youth, living on the Mission, fishing and about life. ‘I love painting but I value people more than painting. I’ve always valued people. Art is just the expression of someone’s thoughts.’ Ed is the father of footballer and artist, Gavin Wanganeen.