"The old ways of doing things have changed into the new ways. The new generation does things differently. But me, I have two ways. I am the old and the new."
– John Mawurndjul
John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new presents the masterful fusion of traditional and contemporary art from the sedge-grass brush of one of Australia’s greatest living artists. John Mawurndjul has been celebrated internationally for his groundbreaking approach to bark painting and for the dazzling radiance of his meticulously painted rarrk (cross-hatching).
This first major Australian survey of his innovative work assembles more than 160 paintings and sculptures from Australian and overseas collections, made in a prolific creative career that spans four decades and deep ancestral time.
26 October 2018 - 28 January 2019 | Free entry
Art Gallery of South Australia
Image detail: John Mawurndjul, Kuninjku people, Northern Territory, born 1952, Kubukkan near Marrkolidjban, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Ngalyod, 2012