Language Group: Kamilaroi, Yorta Yorta
Lance has a magic in his paintings - they are large and beautiful,
you can see the spirits ad feel the air of the Country.
This is a rare private collection of spectacular work by Lance Atkinson
"Maralinga IV Purple Dreaming "
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
183 x 122 cm
stretched and set in wooden frame
Lance Atkinson spent two months at the Maralinga Community of Oak Valley teaching the technical skills needed to paint on canvas as part of a festival project, organised by Wentworth.
The early results were so powerful, they reduced Atkinson to tears. "I've never seen anything so fresh" he says. "This is the start of a new school of traditional painting".
Atkinson is also preparing for an exhibition of his own work to be displayed in the White House in Washington depicting the nuclear tests in Maralinga.'
Taken from "The Age, Feb 20, 2002".
"Echuca Wharf" by Lance Atkinson & Walter Magilton
Oil & polymer paint on canvas, framed
76.5 x 96cm
"This year the popular People's Choice Award was won by Mildura-based Indigenous artist Lance Atkinson and Melbourne based artist Walter Magilton for their depiction of the Murray River at Echuca before white settlement," Senator Hill said.
Votes for the People's Choice Award were cast by visitors to the Art of Place exhibition while it was on display at Old Parliament House in Canberra from August to December 2000.
Senator Hill thanked all the participating artists for sharing their culture, vision and talent.
Taken from “Media Release, Senator Robert Hill”, 25 January 2001.