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Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori

Dibirdibi Country - 2007

synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
122 x 91.5 cm
Price Realised: $4,600.00

MP #302


Mornington Island Arts & Crafts, Qld Cat No. 2448-L-SG-0707
The Harding Family Collection, NSW

This paintings on canvas is accompanied by Mornington Island Arts & Crafts documentation


'My Country - Two', Noosa Long Weekend Festival 2008, The Studio - Cooroy Mountain Park, Noosa, 2008, cat.20.


'My Country - Two', The Studio - Cooroy Mountain Park, Noosa, 2008, p.26 (illus.), p.29.

Sally Gabori began her relatively short but spectacular art career in 2005. She had never held a paintbrush or learnt anything of contemporary art when she was given art materials at the age of 81 at her aged care home on Mornington Island. By the time of her death in 2015, she had developed her own painterly language that had taken the Australian art world by storm.

The artist's statement on the accompanying certification reads:

This is where the big saltpan on my husband's country meets the grassy plain where we collect Malbaa which is the grass we weave into string bags and nets.'