Written in the Land - Queenie McKenzie14th March - 18th April 2009
Opening Night - Saturday 14th March - 3pm to 6pm
To be officially opened by
Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO
Governor of New South Wales
Queenie McKenzie was an important cultural leader, revered Aboriginal law person and internationally acclaimed artist. Ten years after her death a beautifully produced book tells the remarkable story of her life through her paintings of the remote East Kimberley region.
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery will celebrate the artist’s life and launch the Book ‘Written in the Land’ with a retrospective exhibition drawing on works in private collections throughout Australia.
Queenie was a wonderful story teller who simply loved to paint. Each night she would go to bed and dream of what story or place she would paint the following day. She was a great character and a dear friend. Please come and help us celebrate her life and enduring legacy.