Seven Sisters Exhibition at Jan Murphy Gallery
Jan Murphy Gallery is excited to present Seven Sisters, a new exhibition of paintings from Tjala Arts in Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. The exhibition will run from the 6th until the 22nd of August at the Jan Murphy Gallery in Fortitude Valley.
Seven Sisters will feature large scale paintings by Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken and Tjungkara Ken, the Ken Sisters Collaborative (Tjungkara Ken, Yaritji Young, Freda Brady, Maringka Tunkin and Sandra Ken), plus an individual collaboration by Tjungkara Ken and Yaritji Young.
The Seven Sisters story is a Tjukurpa, or creation, story about the constellations of Pleiades and Orion. This is a narrative of the Pleiades constellations, the sisters, and a sinister man who followed them, within a richly evocative landscape.
Recognised as contemporary painters who are at the forefront of the Western Desert movement, these artists have cemented their importance in the Australian cultural landscape in recent years, with members of the group being finalists and winners in several major awards.
Most recently, Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken was awarded the Wynne Prize 2019 and the Ken Sisters Collaborative won the Wynne Prize in 2016. Tjungkara Ken has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize (2017) and Wynne Prize (2019 and 2016).