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Charlene Carrington / The Pentecost (Religious Figurative)

SKU: 11940

90cm x 150cm Ochre on Canvas

$4,200.00

90cm x 150cm Ochre on Canvas

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Artist Profile

Charlene is definitely one of the most talented, exciting young artists in Australia.  Born in Perth in 1977, she grew up at Warmun Community, Turkey Creek, Western Australia.  She has established herself as a strong woman, an enthusiastic painter with an enquiring mind and the ability to fulfil her highest aspirations. Charlene is an established International Australian Artist.  
She is ambitious, determined to succeed in the Art World, yet retaining a deep love of her extended family and always her six children and her family are uppermost in Charlene’s life.  Quick to laugh, generous of herself, a popular loving and much loved lady.
Charlene started painting at an early age – the second child of Churchill Cann and Sade Carrington, both International Artists, her earlier paintings reflected the flowing lines and meticulous method of her mother.  She was known to comment when young that she just didn’t feel “right” when trying her father’s style, but it is now very apparent that many of her paintings are leaning towards Churchill’s swirling strokes and incredible ochre blending.
Texas Downs has produced some wonderful painters, and although the subject matter of Charlene’s art is wide and varied, she admits to enjoying most of all the camping trips with her family to their home country Texas, and the paintings she completes of that land, with the Dreaming stories which her “kangayi” (grandmother) Betty Carrington, her Uncle Hector Jandany (dcsd.) and her other relatives have taught her.
Undoubtedly her art will be influenced by the artists she has learnt from and painted with, the best – Queenie McKenzie, Jack Britten who taught both Sade and then Charlene, her grandfathers Beerbee Mungnari and Uncle Hector Jandany, Rover Thomas, George Mung Mung and many of the Senior Warmun artists.  However, Charlene is taking the ochre medium into a totally new perspective, still with the Ngarrangkarni (Dreaming) Stories of her Kitja culture. 
Awards
1999
• Special Commendation, East Kimberley Art Awards, WA
2002
• Selected as the representative for the ABC’s “Loud” Youth Arts Festival
Solo Exhibitions 
2006
• Ngarrgooroon Country , Hector Janday and Charlene Carrington, Raft Artspace, Darwin 
2004
• Charlene Carrington Solo Show, Span Galleries, Melbourne in conjunction with Seva Frangos 
2002
• Kintolai Gallery in conjunction with the Adelaide International Festival of Arts, Adelaide, SA 
Selected Group Exhibitions 
1994
• Maintaining Family Tradition, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide
1995
• Kids of Warmun, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide
1999
• East Kimberley Art Awards, Kununurra
• Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
• Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
• Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin
2000
• Bett Gallery, Hobart
• Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
2001
• Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane
• Ochre Show, Short Street Gallery, Broome
• Short on Size, Short Street Gallery, Broome
2002
• Recent Works from Warmun, Framed Gallery, Darwin
• Thornquest Gallery, Southport
• Warmun Group Show, Bett Gallery, Hobart
• Garmerrun: All Our Country, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide
2003
• East Kimberley Show, Short Street Gallery, Broome
• Ngarrgoorroon, Yiyili and Yarrunga – Four Artists from Warmun, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
• Six Warmun Women Painting Country, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs
• Waterhole, Raft Artspace, Sydney
2004
• Body of Art, Raft Artspace, Darwin
• Die inneren und die äußeren Dinge.  Bamberg, Germany (in cooperation with Aboriginal Art Gallery Bähr, Speyer)
• Women’s Figurative Show Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA
• The Next Generation: Balgo And Warmun Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2005
• 20th Telstra Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander National Art Award, Darwin
• Warmun Women, Alcaston Gallery, Fitzroy
• Gija – Across The Border, Raft Artspace, Darwin, NT 
2006 
• Women from Texas Downs, Gadfly Gallery, Dalkeith, Perth, WA 
• Warmun Art Centre Presents, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2007
• Back To The Board, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney
• All Around Texas, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
Selected Collections 
• Artbank, Sydney 
•  Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide 
• Art Gallery of Western Australia
• Federal Court Collection, Adelaide
• District Court of Western Australia Collection
Bibliographies 
• 2003 Artwork featured on the cover of text ”Their Stories, Our History”, Melbourne, VIC
 

Artwork Description

A superb example of figurative ochre design, which is extremely difficult to execute. The Kitja people of the East Kimberley embrace both the Catholic teachings and their Traditional Culture and celebrate life in a “Two Way” belief which runs parallel in perfect harmony. At Warmun Community, the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart along with the Kitja Aboriginal people established the Ngalangangpum School in 1979. Meaning “Mother and Child” the school was first a primitive bough shed, but became the centre of the community with the Sisters of this teaching order immediately gaining the support of the Elders, in particular Queenie McKenzie and Hector Jandany (International ochre artists both deceased) both of whom executed many designs in their artworks of their Catholic belief. One of the original sisters, Theresa Morellini, is still living at Warmun and has ensured the careful and accurate recording of the history and the people.

The iconography of the artwork is a representation of the events of Pentecost. “God the Father sends the Spirit on the Apostles who are gathered around Mary”.

Pentecost is the Festival of Christian celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on the Sunday 50 days after Easter (the seventh Sunday after Easter). Pentecost is derived from a Jewish harvest festival called Shavuot. The Apostles of Jesus were celebrating this festival when the Holy Spirit descended on them. It is believed that Pentecost marks the birth of the Christian Church. It is also of significance that it is believed the Apostles were then miraculously enabled to go out into Jerusalem, prophesying and speaking in languages that all the visitors to Jerusalem could understand – again, demonstrating the bond between the Aboriginal people and their white teachers and advisors.

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