Wednesday 6 July 2022


The iconic canvases of Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, the acclaimed Aboriginal artist who began painting around the age of 80, can be seen this summer in a stunning exhibition in Paris.

The show runs until Nov. 6 at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, located in the Montparnasse area on the city's Left Bank, and it’s the first solo exhibition of Gabori’s work outside Australia.

“This immense painter has produced a unique body of work comprising extraordinary modernity, without any apparent attachment to other aesthetic currents, especially within contemporary Aboriginal painting,” say the curators.

Gabori is considered one of Australia’s greatest contemporary artists of the past 20 years, achieving national and international artistic fame before her death in 2015. She created hundreds of works within a decade, after she was introduced to painting at a local community centre.

The exhibition is not presented in chronological order; instead, visitors are treated to an ocean of colour, where the sea seems to take centre stage. This is a show where art lovers can simply immerse themselves in works that pulse with force, personality and creativity.

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Photo (by AM): A visitor looks at Sally Gabori's paintings at the Fondation Cartier, Paris.