Warmun Arts

Phyllis Thomas Artwork - Gemerre, 2008 - Three

$3,900.00
  • Phyllis Thomas Artwork - Gemerre, 2008 - Three
  • Phyllis Thomas Artwork - Gemerre, 2008 - Three

Warmun Arts

Phyllis Thomas Artwork - Gemerre, 2008 - Three

$3,900.00
Phyllis Thomas
Gemerre, 2008
Natural ochre and pigments on board 100 x 80 cm 

The Koskela Gallery has proudly partnered with Warmun Arts to present a heritage exhibition of eight artworks by senior Gija artist Phyllis Thomas.

These paintings are being offered for the first time since their creation at Jirrawun Arts, an Indigenous owned private art studio that was notable as the base for a range of acclaimed senior Kimberley artists such as Phyllis Thomas, Paddy Bedford, Freddie Timms and Queenie McKenzie. 

Phyllis paints the gemarre (body paint designs) in broad strokes; the fluidity of the line work is countered by the texture and rawness of the ochre pigment. The collection of works are physical and cultural embodiments of Giga country. 

Phyllis’ work has been in high demand, acquired by a number of collectors and galleries including exhibitions at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art (2016), the National Gallery of Victoria and exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW (2016 - 2017). 

N.B. This painting is part of the 
From the Jirrawun Collection Exhibition. Artworks will be available for pickup after the show finishes on 30th September. 

Hey there! If you are not a Sydney local, our art is still available to you. Purchase online and then contact the retail team on 02 9280 0999 or info@koskela.com.au and we will arrange a competitively priced shipping quote for you.
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