‘Sung into Being: Aboriginal Masterworks 1984–94 from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection’ features more than 100 works from a period when Aboriginal art began to be more widely shown and appreciated in Australia as fine art. It draws together work by major artists from the Maningrida region in central Arnhem Land, N.T. and the Kimberley, W.A., who were at the forefront of this intensely productive moment of art-making.
The Perth-based Holmes à Court family collected extensively and secured a vital artistic legacy by developing focussed holdings from individuals and artist groups in this period. Works in ‘Sung into Being’ are predominantly from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection, joined by works from QAGOMA and the National Gallery of Australia.
22 July – 22 October 2017 / Queensland Art Gallery