Vincent Namatjira visits QAGOMA
5 May 2014

Vincent Namatjira views William Dargie's portrait of his famous grandfather, Albert Namatjira at the Queensland Art Gallery

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Vincent Namatjira and Bruce McLean with the Albert Namatjira portrait

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Vincent Namatjira making a working sketch of his grandfather's portrait, QAG

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Vincent Namatjira being observed by visiting school children, QAG

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Vincent Namatjira and Kunmanara Barney with Cai Guo-Qiang's "Head On", QAGOMA

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May found one of Marshall Arts’ featured artists, Vincent Namatjira, on a research trip to the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Brisbane, in order to view the watercolours and objects of his grandfather, the esteemed artist Albert Namatjira.

"My grandfather’s work is very important to me", said Vincent. "To see these in the flesh for the first time means a lot." Vincent was accompanied by Karen from Marshall Arts, and Kunmanara Barney from Iwantja Arts.

The three also met with the QAGOMA’s Indigenous Curator Bruce McLean to discuss the Namatjira legacy. QAGOMA not only holds Albert's work in their collection but was very keen to hear about Vincent's portraits and future work.

Visit our facebook page for more photos from this trip. Images courtesy of Marshall Arts and Iwantja Arts.