Category Index
Books About Big Art
  • A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    by John Richardson
  • Sarah Lucas: A Catalog Raisonné
    Sarah Lucas: A Catalog Raisonné
    by Yilmaz Dziewior, Sarah Lucas
  • Grayson Perry
    Grayson Perry
    by Jacky Klein
  • Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    by Pim Milo, Kathy Ryan
  • David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    by Marco Livingstone, Margaret Drabble, Tim Barringer, Xavier Salomon, Stuart Comer, Martin Gayford
  • Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    by Robert Leonard, Anthony Gardner, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Blair French, Glenn Barkley
  • Yayoi Kusama
    Yayoi Kusama
    by Midori Yamamura, Jo Applin, Yayoi Kusama
  • Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Prestel Publishing
  • Wall and Piece
    Wall and Piece
    by Banksy
  • Mark Rothko
    Mark Rothko
    by Mr. Jeffrey Weiss
  • Louise Bourgeois
    Louise Bourgeois
    by Robert Storr, Paulo Herkenhoff
  • Damien Hirst
    Damien Hirst
    by Ann Gallagher
Join the Big Picture

A blog that aims to spark thoughts and inspire by seeking out and sharing works of art

Historically, artists have always worked big, and nowadays those boundaries are being pushed to the limits.

Large-scale art, whether in the form of photos from the Hubble space telescope, sharks floating in tanks of formaldehyde, rooms full of dots, concrete sculptures cast from Victorian buildings or hand knitted blankets wrapped around trees, large-scale art is all around us. Join the Big Picture aims to spark thoughts and inspire by seeking out and sharing these works.

All content by Karla Thompson, an ex-pat Aussie living in East London. When not working on Join the Big Picture she is part of the backbone to the Leonhard Pfeifer brand.

Read an interview about Join the Big Picture here.

 

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Friday
Dec162011

Makarrki – King Alfred’s Country 2008

Makarrki – King Alfred’s Country 2008, Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

So, this is what it is all about. Big pictures and sharing them. This major colaborative painting at the GOMA in Brisbane is by a gourp of senior Kaiadilt women painters from Bentinck Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The work was painted by all seven artists of the group, together, along with two other pieces.

The seven artists who worked on the painting are:

  1. Birmuyingathi Maali Netta Loogatha, Australia QLD b.1942 Kaiadilt people
  2. Mirdidingkingathi Jurwunda Sally Gabori, Australia QLD b.1924 Kaiadilt people
  3. Warthadangathi Bijarrba Ethel Thomas, Australia QLD b.1946 Kaiadilt people
  4. Thunduyingathi Bijarrb May Moodoonuthi, Australia QLD b.1929-2008 Kaiadilt people
  5. Kuruwarriyingathi Bijarrb Paula Paul, Australia QLD b.(c.) 1937 Kaiadilt people
  6. Wirrngajingathi Bijarrb Dawn Naranatjil, Australia QLD b.1935 Kaiadilt people
  7. Rayarriwarrtharrbayingat Amy Loogatha, Australia QLD b.1942 Kaiadilt people

Wow. Big art and big names.

The painting is amazing. Rich with colour and texture and enormous, and shows the country of King Alfred of the late 1940’s. (King Alfred was a senior Kaiadilt law man and a major leader during a time of incredible change that saw the entire Kaiadilt population uprooted from Bentinck and Sweenrs Island to Morrington Island.)

Here I am standing beside it. As you can see, it is enormous. 


Detail of Makarrki – King Alfred’s Country 2008

Detail of Makarrki – King Alfred’s Country 2008

Makarrki – King Alfred’s Country 2008, Synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. Photography by Karla Thompson