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Ruby Tjangawa Williamson

Honey Grevillea - 2005

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
101.0 x 101.0 cm
EST. $600 - $900

MP #439


Provenance

Minymaky Arts, SA Cat Nu. 102-05
Tjala Arts, NSW
The Mike Chandler Collection, NSW

Ruby Tjangawa Williamson, a Pitjantjatjara artist, grew up with her family in the bush near a sacred site, Kata Ala, on the West Australian side of the border with South Australia. When Ruby was a teenager, she settled with her family at Ernabella, far to the east. Ruby grew up and went to school at the mission there until she got married and moved north to Areyonga, where her husband worked on the cattle station.

 

In 1999, the senior women of Amaṯa, including Ruby, founded Tjala Arts.
Her first solo exhibitions were in Hobart in 2003 and 2005, and then in Melbourne in 2008. The colour and composition of her works are constantly innovative. Their appeal stems from their beauty and virtuosity. Her artwork is in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Queensland Art Gallery, and the National Gallery of Australia.