Barbara Moore & Sharon Adamson: The Country I Know
Ngayulu Nguraku Ninti | The Country I Know was an exhibition comprised of colorful large-scale paintings by Anmatyerre artist Barbara Moore and three smaller works by emerging artist Sharon Adamson. The paintings represent the artists’ traditional homelands and are a rich and colorful expression of their relationship to it.
Barbara Moore grew up in Ti Tree and moved to Amata to live with her husband. She is a full-time senior health worker for Nganampa Health at Atama Clinic while simultaneously fully committed to her art practice, painting at Tjala Arts on a daily basis. She began painting in April 2003 and her work is held in numerous private collections in both Europe and Australia. In 2012 she won the General Painting Award at the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (Telstra Prize). Sharon Adamson is an emerging artist who also paints at Tjala Arts.
Barbara Moore, Sharon Adamson and Annie McLoughlin (Manager of Tjala Arts) visited Kluge-Ruhe for an artist residency November 4-16, 2019. They painted a mural in the breezeway space of the museum, presented a tour of their paintings on November 9, and spoke briefly at a reception on November 14 to celebrate the completion of the mural.
This exhibition and residency were sponsored by Australia Council for the Arts.