International arrivals treated to significant indigenous art installation

20 August 2015

The works of acclaimed Indigenous artist, the late Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, have been digitally rendered, reproduced in large scale at Brisbane Airport

International guests will now be greeted by one of Australia’s most significant Aboriginal art installations as they arrive at Brisbane Airport.

The works of acclaimed indigenous artist, the late Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, have been digitally rendered, reproduced in large scale and applied from ceiling to floor along the entire 750m of the arrivals concourse.

The artwork will greet more than five million international travellers as they pass through Brisbane Airport each year.

Gabori’s paintings represent the essence of Queensland, depicting stories of the tropical seascape, salt pans, mangrove swamps and reefs on Bentinck Island using vibrant colours.

A respected traditional Kaiadilt elder, Sally Gabori died in February of this year and is remembered as one of the most significant contemporary indigenous artists of the past decade.

In 2016 Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art will host a major retrospective exhibition of her paintings.

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