Vincent Namatjira OAM at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery
30 Sep 2023
Vincent Namatjira together with Karla Dickens, Megan Cope, Ben Quilty, Andrew Quilty and Jake Chapman engage in timely discussions of sovereignty and power through their works in the exhibition CrownLand.
A highlight of the show is an aptly titled work ‘The Crown’, that is collectively painted by Ben Quilty and Vincent Namatjira which fortifies the essence of “CrownLand” – bringing together artists as friends and collaborators. The presentation at Maitland Regional Art Gallery also mirrors conversations taking place across the country fueled by an uneasy humour, the uncomfortable and the unreconciled.
Bringing together these artists as friends and collaborators, the show chronicles conversations around sovereignty and power fuelled by an uneasy humour, the uncomfortable and the unreconciled.
Namatjira’s works in CrownLand will be on view at Maitland Regional Art Gallery until 5 November 2023.
Image: Vincent Namatjira and Ben Quilty, The Crown, 2022 oil on linen, 202 × 265 cm. Courtesy of the artists and Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Photo: Mim Stirling.