Rosella Namok Artist Talks - Cairns

12mar(mar 12)11:00 am16(mar 16)12:00 pmRosella Namok Artist Talks - CairnsArtist Talk


12 (Tuesday) 11:00 am - 16 (Saturday) 12:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


Cairns Court House Gallery

38 Abbott St

Event Details

11am – 12pm Tuesday the 12th of March 2024

11am – 12pm Thursday the 14th of March 2024

11am – 12pm Saturday the 16th of March 2024

Join Rosella Namok at the Cairns Court House Gallery for a free artist talk where she will discuss the inspirations for her practice, share stories about her work and speak about the process of translating 2D paintings into 3D sculptures. Please bring your questions to discuss with Rosella as there will be a Q&A at the end of the talk.

About Rosella Namok: 

Rosella Namok first appeared on the contemporary art scene in the late 1990s as a prominent member of the renowned Lockhart River ‘Art Gang’. Growing up she experienced traditional practices – such as attending ceremonies, camping, fishing, gathering berries and shellfish – within and around Lockhart River, Claudie River, Quintell Beach, Chilli Beach and the Iron Range (Kutini-Payamu) National Park. 

With an extensive history exhibiting nationally and Internationally, Rosella has been living and working in Cairns as well as more recently completing major commissions in Brisbane studios. Her paintings continue to reflect both traditional stories and contemporary themes across cultural and social concerns with candid observations about changing lifestyles and the environment. Through a technique developed by watching her grandmother drawing in the sand, Rosella often creates patterned, linear arrangements by pulling her fingers through the layers of paint. 

Rosella Namok has been collected by all major State and National Galleries including The High Court of Australia in Canberra. 

About Rosella’s Practice: Much of Rosella’s work commemorates her traditional culture and country of Lockhart River whilst contemplating its change, the dismantling of customs and urban development. Although many of her works celebrate her traditional lifestyle and the natural environment of Lockhart River (Stinging Rain, Mangroves and Mud Muscle series) other themes, such as Moieties and New Villages demonstrate the way the old lores are being eroded and the community lifestyle has changed. 

What to Bring:

Please bring questions to discuss with Rosella. There will be time for a Q&A at the end of the artist talk.

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