Mabel King Looking Back: Mabel King Solo
Born c.1930 Mabel King was a senior law women from the Ngarinyin language group who sadly passed away in 2006. Before her death Mabel was known as a leading figure in the Kimberley art scene with her work hanging in collections around the world and nationally. Including a painting gifted to the King and Queen of Sweden by the Western Australian Government in 2005. Her life took many turns and she showed a resilience, wisdom and purity that translates into her artwork. Mark Norvall worked with Mabel for 10 years and he says, 'Mabel King epitomised how a truely great artist should work. She was totally unaffected by trends and fashion and she loved to paint. She tore through art materials, paint brushes and litres of paint to create vibrant pieces of art that could never be copied’. Mabel King's paintings provide an insight into the culture of the Ngarinyin people and the creation of the their land. Including iconic images of the creation spirit Wandjina whose power runs throughout her paintings. Following the recent execution of her estate, Short St Gallery has the honour of presenting her solo exhibition in 2019.
PLEASE JOIN US AND MEMBERS OF MOWANJUM COMMUNITY. OPENS FRIDAY MAY 24 2019 @ 6PM, ALL WELCOME.