Mornington Island Art Centre has featured in an exhibition titled, From Mornington Island to Mornington Peninsula, at McCulloch and McCullochs’ new gallery space, the Everywhen Gallery on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.
Exhibiting artists were Netta Loogatha, Amy Loogatha, Amanda Jane Gabori, Dorothy Gabori, Elsie Gabori, Coralie Thompson Kukhakin, Ethel Thomas, and Alvin Gavenor. MI Art is undergoing a renaissance with a new group of artists, including Sally Gabori’s sisters Netta and Amy Loogatha, daughters Amanda Jane, Dorothy and Elsie Gabori.
Everywhen’s co-curator, Susan McCulloch says: “Their work is fresh, dynamic, culturally rich and very exciting. The Mornington Island artists are noted for their superb use of colour, drawing from the beauty of their islands’ natural environment, and the artists well-developed abilities as great colourists. The series of works on paper by Mornington Island’s Netta Loogatha are striking for their sparse imagery and sense of negative space utilised as a sophisticated design element, as well as their beautiful use of colour - rich yellows and oranges, and brighter, joyful purples, pinks and greens.”
The popular exhibition ran from 12 April to 6 May offering a rare insight into these emerging artists from MI ART.
Main image credit: (Left to right) Artworks by Ethel Thomas, Netta Loogatha, Coralie Thompson Kuthakin, Netta Loogatha, Amanda Jane Gabori, Amanda Jane Gabori Image: Everywhen Gallery