Estelle Inyika Hogan | Artist Profile

Details of Estelle Inyika Hogan

About

Estelle was born near a soak called Paltatatjara slightly to the east of the Spinifex Determination area, c.1937. She is the first wife and enduring partner of Simon Hogan - often regarded as the premier Spinifex painter. When Estelle “came in” to Cundeelee Mission in 1961 she already had a young son and daughter and was to have another daughter and four more sons while at Cundeelee.

Estelle is regarded in Spinifex society as a “minyma pulka mulapa”, a truly important woman of high regard based on the fact that she has produced many children but more significantly she is the mother of five sons who have entered into and practice Men’s Law. She also has a deep and extensive knowledge of her country and its connections to other women’s country through Women’s Tjukurpa.

Estelle has painted continuously since 1997 and has contributed to every women’s collaborative produced by the Spinifex women. Like her personality Estelle’s own paintings are colourful and bold often portraying the array of rock holes and soaks that the seven sisters and their male pursuers used and defined significance to in their amorous flight across the Serpentine Lakes.

Medium

Acrylic on linen, canvas Basket weaving, screenprint

Themes

Baltatjara
Minyma Tjuta (Seven Sisters)

Awards

2016 Finalist 33rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museums and Art Galleries, Darwin, N.T
2009 Finalist (as part of the Women’s Collaborative), Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, W.A.

Group Exihibitions

2017 Spinifex Short Street Gallery, Broome, Western Australia
2017 Spinifex: Aboriginal Paintings from the Robert Kaplan and Margaret Levi Collection, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno,Nevada. U.S.A.
2017 DesertMob Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs, N.T. (collaboration with Ngalpingka Simms, Kanta Donegal and Myrtle Pennington)
2016 Salon Des Refuse, in Collaboration with Outstation Gallery and Paul Johnstone Gallery, Darwin. N.T.
2016 Rawa Nyinanyi- Unbroken. Outstation Gallery, Darwin. N.T.
2016 Exposition Spinifex Arts Project, Aboriginal Signature Estrangin Fine Art, Belgium
2016 Tjungutja – Art of the Spinifex Collaborative, Redot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore
2016 Purungu und Narrupa Sammlung, in association with P. & A. Klein and ArtKelch, Kunstwerk, Germany
2016 Tarnanthi - Festival of Comtemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
2015 Kulunypa- selected small works from the Spinifex Arts Project, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, N.T
2015 Indigenous Australia enduring civilisation, The British Museum, London
2015 Spinifex Artists, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA
2014 Tjuntjuntjara Nguratja- Tjuntjuntjara is home Harvey Art Projects, Sun Valley, Idaho, USA
2014 Salon des Refuses, Outstation and Paul Johnstone Galleries. Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, NT Womens Collaborative
2014 Pila- Spinifex Land Outstation Gallery, Parap, Darwin, NT
2014 DesertMob Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs, NT (collaboration with Myrtle Pennington)
2014 Tjuntjuntjara Short St Gallery, Broome WA
2014 'Spinifex Tjukurpa' ReDot Gallery, Singapore
2013 'Salon des Refuses', Outstation and Paul Johnstone Galleries in the Old bank building Smith and Bennet st Darwin, Darwin, N.T. (Women's Collaborative).
2013 'DesertMob' Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs, N.T.
2013 'Spinifex Arts Project' ArtKelch touring exhibition Freiburg, Munich, Hamburg, Bodensee, Lake Constance, Germany.
2013 'Kuwaritja - New Works of the Spinifex People' Outstation Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory.
2012 'Tupun Nguranguru – People of the Sandhill Country' 45 Downstairs Gallery, Vivien Anderson, Melbourne.
2012 'The Bright, The Bold & The Beautiful: A Vibrant and Colourful Celebration of Indigenous Australian Women', Cooee Gallery, Sydney NSW
2012 'Spinifex - People of the Sun and Shadow' John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
2011 'Spinifex Artists', Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
2011 'Living Water- Contemporary Art of the Far Western Desert', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC.
2010 'Spinifex Arts Project 2010', Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2010 'Desert Country', Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA. And national tour.
2010 'Desert Mob, Araluen Galleries', Alice Springs, NT.
2010 'Spinifex Artists', Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA.
2010 'Desert Country' Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, S.A. and National Tour.
2010 'Australian Contemporary Indigenous Art Now', Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe USA in association with Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2009 Walka Putitja, Short St Gallery, Broome WA
2009 'Generation Next', Randall Lane Gallery, Perth, WA.
2009 Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards', Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth WA (Women’s Collaborative)
2009 'Spinifex Artists 2009' Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, W.A.
2009 'Tracking the Wati Kutjara' Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney, N.S.W.
2009 'Spinifex Artists' Ab-Original Gallery, Austria.
2009 'Desert Mob' Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, N.T.
2008 'Kapi Ninti: Knowing Water Knowing Country, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2008 'Spinifex Artists Recent Work' Short St Gallery, Broome, W.A.
2008 'Desert Mob' Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT.
2007 Seattle Arts Museum, Seattle
2007 'New Spinifex Works' Short St Gallery, Broome, W.A.
2007 'Best of the Best' Framed Gallery Darwin, N.T.
2007 'Desert Mob' Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, N.T.
2007 'Ten Years On' Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, W.A.
2006 'Art of the Spinifex People' Japingka Gallery, Perth, W.A.
2006 'Desert Mob' Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, N.T.
2006 'Spinifex - New Works' Marshall Arts, Adelaide, S.A.
2005 'Desert Mob' Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, N.T.
2005 'Spinifex Artists' Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, England.
2005 'Law and Land' Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
2004 'Colour Power - Aboriginal Art post 1984' National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic.
2004 'Spinifex Arts Project' Harbour House Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.
2003 'Spinifex Paintings' Raintree Gallery, Darwin, N.T.
2003 'Spinifex Arts Project 2003' Span Galleries, Melbourne, Vic.
2002 'Putitja Nguru - Art of the Spinifex People' Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, W.A.
2002 'Native Title Business – Contemporary Indigenous Art', Australian national tour
2001 'All About Art' Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.
2001 Flinders Arts Museum, Adelaide, S.A.
2001 Broken Hill City Regional Art Gallery, Broken Hill, N.S.W.
2001 Spiral Arm Gallery, Canberra. A.C.T.
2001 Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Darwin, N.T.
2000 'Pila Nguru - Art and Song of the Spinifex People' Western Australian Museum, Perth, W.A and national tour.

Collections

ARTBANK, Australia Government Collection, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia
The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, S.A (Women's Collaborative)
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA.
The Corrigan Collection, Australia. (Women's Collaborative)
The Lepley Collection, Perth, Western Australia.
Collection Prince Stefan of Liechtenstein, Embassy of Liechtenstein in Germany (Womens Collaborative)
The British Museum, London, England.(Women's Collaborative)

Bibliography

2015 Dulaney, Michael. Spinifex artwork takes pride of place at British Museum, The Kalgoorlie Miner, May 8th
2015 Nicholls, Christine. 2015, Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation is a challenge to review, The Conversation, 27th April
2015 Reuters video, Prince Charles says Indigenous history as important as ANZAC day, Reuters, May 1st
2015 Edmons, Penny. 2015 Indigenous Australia exhibition at the British Museum is insider activism at its best, The Conversation, April 22nd
2015 Jones, Jonathon. 2015, Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation a fabulous beast, The Gardian, April 21st
2015 Sculthorpe, G. Carty,J. Morphy,H. Nugent,M. Coats, I. Bolton, L. Jones,J. Indigenous Australia enduring civilisation(exh cat) The British Museum, London, UK
2015 Sculthorpe, Gaye. 2015, Bringing great Australian Indigenous works of art into the light at the British Museum,The Financial Review, April 29th
2015 Neill, Rosemary. 2015, British Museum indigenous exhibition earns royal approval, The Australian, May 2nd
2013 Rothwell, Nicolas. “Dilemma of difference in indigenous art awards”, The Australian August 13, 2013
2012 Hacket, J. Forrest, S. Malcolm, C. Cane, S. Carty, J. Lane, C. Cruthers, J. Chadwick, R. Allerton, L.'Spinifex: People of the Sun and Shadow' (exh. cat) John Curtin Gallery, Perth. W. A.
2012 Jorgensen, D.J. 2012, 'No Place Without Other Places: Spinifex Arts Project at fifteen years', ARTLINK: Australian contemporary art quarterly, 32, 2, pp. 86-87.
2012 Allerton, L., Rothwell, N. & McLean, I. 2012, Tupun Nguranguru – People of the Sandhill Country: Spinifex Arts Project 15th Anniversary exhibition, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2012 Rothwell, Nicolas. "Paintings of lifetimes in the desert" The Australian, August 6th 2012.
2011 Ryan, J. 2011, Living Water: Contemporary Art of the Far Western Desert, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC
2010 Vivien Anderson Gallery 2010, Australian Contemporary Indigenous Art Now (exh. cat.), Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2010 Cumpston, N. 2010, Desert Country (exh. cat.), Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide SA
2009 Japingka Gallery, 2009, Spinifex Artists (exh. cat.), Fremantle, WA: Japingka Gallery.
2009 Art Gallery of Western Australia 2009, Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth WA
2008 McCulloch Childs, E. New Beginnings: Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Aboriginal Art, McCulloch and McCulloch, Melbourne.
2008 Vivien Anderson Gallery, 2008, Kapi Ninti – Knowing Water Knowing Country, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2002 Cane,S. 'Pila Nguru: The Spinifex People', Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, WA.

Artworks of Estelle Inyika Hogan