Thea Anamara Perkins on Marlene Gilson

Part of a series of new perspectives on portraiture commissioned for Archie Plus

Marlene Gilson

Ballarat, My Country

2019
synthetic polymer paint on linen
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2020
© Marlene Gilson

Delicately painted figures, notations of interrelation. A pattern of humanity amidst the currents of profound change – like streams of fresh water mixing with salt.

Marlene Gilson’s work reminds us to take a bird’s-eye view of our current milieu, and the powerful forces shaping our world.

How we relate to one another and home echoes through time, because, as we know, our memories remain.

Thea Anamara Perkins is an Arrernte and Kalkadoon artist with a fascination for articulating the abstract

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