Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to present ‘Wonder Women’, our first solo exhibition with Kaylene Whiskey.
In this exhibition, Whiskey will present eight new paintings together with her first ever video work. ‘Wonder Women’ will also showcase the largest painting Whiskey has ever made.
This exhibition coincides with Del Kathryn Barton’s new exhibition i wanted to build a bed for all the tired beds.
Kaylene Whiskey (b. 1976, Indulkana, South Australia) lives on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands in the remote north-west of South Australia and works at Iwantja Arts, Indulkana.
Whiskey’s paintings celebrate heroic power, pop culture and cultural knowledge as the blended reality that is contemporary life in a remote Indigenous community of Central Australia. Her practice links the traditional culture of her community’s Elders with the experience of the younger generation, who have grown up with contemporary western influences like Coca Cola and Dolly Parton.
Painted to a soundtrack of classic rock, pop and country music, Whiskey’s works are rich in irreverent humour.
Most recently Whiskey has won the General Painting Award in the 2019 Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT); and she was included in a major survey exhibition ‘The National 2019: New Australian Art’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney.
In 2018, Whiskey was also the winner of the 2018 Sir John Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; and was included in ‘A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness’ at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.
Thursday 3 October 2019 from 6am to 8pm.
Saturdays, 11pm to 6pm
Friday 4 October to Friday 25 October 2019
Thursday 3 October 2019 from 6am to 8pm