Obviously during NAIDOC week Aboriginal and Indigenous art is at the forefront of our minds. Luckily for residents of Sydney’s inner west we don’t have to travel too far to see some of this fantastic art thanks to the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative in Leichhardt.
Throughout the rest of November Boomalli will be hosting a solo exhibition entitled Perspective by Luke Close. Luke is a Githabal man and has been an artist for over 30 years. He comes from a large family from Northern NSW and has grown up on his country.
Luke’s unique style comes from over 30 years of art practice, after starting to paint in his 30s. Luke’s first painting was a bush scene landscape and he has continued developing many styles and techniques since his first artwork. Researching the local symbols and line marking helped Luke develop a cultural style of artworks. The human body intrigues him so live drawing has also been added to his portfolio of styles and skills. Despite the many styles, the doorway in has always been his culture. Luke is passionate about his art practice as it connects him to his community and family.
Join look in connecting with our country by visiting Boomalli during NAIDOC week 2020.
Until Nov 29. Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-Operative, 55/59 Flood St, Leichhardt. Info: www.boomalli.com.au/perspective