Riverland: Yvonne Koolmatrie

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A highlight of the TARNANTHI, Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, this exhibition presents a comprehensive survey of Yvonne Koolmatrie, a master Ngarrindjeri weaver and international artist. Greeted by Koolmatrie’s iconic eel traps, the suspended works visually guide the viewer into the culture and life history of an artist whose practice spans three decades. Embedded in the traditions of Ngarrindjeri culture and animated by her own personal response, Koolmatrie’s woven works celebrate the Riverland. A practice that has grown and diversified, this exhibition of her work is an exciting encounter with the Ngarrindjeri culture and Koolmatrie’s expansion of it.

The Gallery of South Australia, SA
Until 10 January 2016
www.artgallery.sa.gov.au

Yvonne Koolmatrie, Ngarrindjeri people, South Australia, Pondi (Murray River cod), 2009, spiny-headed sedge (Cyperus gymnocaulos), photographer Stuart Humphreys
Courtesy the artists Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney,

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