(Kaurna/Ngarrindjeri, South Australia)
Allen is an Aboriginal Artist from Kaurna (Yankalilla) & Ngarrindjeri (South East) Communities, South Australia.
His paintings reflect traditional dot work and often incorporate figurative depictions of Australian animals, landscapes and representations of totems. These scenes depict a Story that seeks to take the viewer into country, sharing endless sand hills, bush,creeks and waterholes.
Speaking about his Art, Allen explains “the earth colours I use is my connection to country. It calls me to paint and be who I am. I therefore would love to pass my teachings in artistic world to younger generation KAURNA.”
On behalf of the Gallery we firstly acknowledge the land now known as Australia belonged to a Nation of People, widely sophisticated, Aboriginal people of Culture, With Gratitude to our Elders past, present and emerging, the Country's ancient Cultural heritage. Always Was, Always Will Be, Aboriginal Land.
We hope that by sharing the Stories of the Artworks more attention is paid to the land supporting us through the emmense Generational Knowledge of this Country Aboriginal people have.