Sally Gabori

The first major solo survey exhibition of Aboriginal artist Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori outside Australia is currently showing at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris.

This exhibition at the Fondation Cartier presents some thirty canvases by Sally Gabori, including spectacular monumental canvases that punctuated her career,  as well as three collaborative paintings done with other Kaiadilt artists, including her daughters.

To coincide with this ambitious exhibition of paintings, conducive to contemplation and reflection, the Fondation Cartier, in close collaboration with Sally Gabori’s family and the Kaiadilt community, has created a website dedicated to the life and work of the artist. It showcases her rich work and the important cultural legacy she has left to successive Kaiadilt generations. The site functions as an archive on the history of Sally Gabori and the Kaiadilt people.

The exhibition runs until November 6, 2022.

Thundi – Big River  •  2010

Thundi – Big River

Synthetic polymer paint on linen
196 × 306 cm
Private collection, Sydney, Australia
© The Estate of Sally Gabori.
Photo: © Mark Pokorny

2010  •  Private collection, Sydney, Australia © The Estate of Sally Gabori. Photo: © Mark Pokorny

Thundi  •  2010

Thundi

Synthetic polymer paint on linen
196 × 300 cm
Private collection, Melbourne, Australia
© The Estate of Sally Gabori.
Photo © Simon Strong

2010  •  Private collection, Melbourne, Australia © The Estate of Sally Gabori. Photo © Simon Strong

Nyinyilki  •  2010

Nyinyilki

Synthetic polymer paint on linen
196 × 303 cm
Collection of Bérengère Primat, courtesy Fondation Opale, Lens, Switzerland
© The Estate of Sally Gabori.
Photo: © Vincent Girier Dufournier

2010  •  Collection of Bérengère Primat, courtesy Fondation Opale, Lens, Switzerland © The Estate of Sally Gabori. Photo: © Vincent Girier Dufournier

Dibirdibi Country   •  2008

Dibirdibi Country

Synthetic polymer paint on linen
198 × 304 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Purchased, NGV Supporters of Indigenous Art, 2010 © The Estate of Sally Gabori.
Photo : © National Gallery of Victoria

2008  •  National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Purchased, NGV Supporters of Indigenous Art, 2010 © The Estate of Sally Gabori. Photo : © National Gallery of Victoria