All the Fish

08–12 May Free 1 hr

See one of the jewels in the National Gallery of Victoria’s collection, All the Fish (2005) by Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, recreated on a grand scale across the Fed Square Digital Facade to celebrate YIRRAMBOI Festival.

Fed Square commissioned Ramus studio in consultation with the Gabori family to create a generative adaptation of the dynamic painting, evoking the artist’s practice and visual techniques.

Sally Gabori was a contemporary artist of considerable sophistication and dare and a distinguished senior Kaiadilt woman artist from Bentinck Island in the Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria. Her indefatigable zeal to communicate her stories, knowledge, and experiences accumulated over an incredible life – spanning over 90 years – won her great admiration and has left an astonishing cultural legacy.

Her body of work expressed sensations of life and cultural memory in diaspora, and differ from other known forms of Aboriginal painting, which focus on storytelling. All of Sally’s paintings represent places on Bentinck Island of deep personal significance to the artist: her husband’s place, Dibirdibi Country; her father’s place, Thundi; her own Country, Mirdidingki; and the first outstation, Nyinyilki.

The digital animation will be shown nightly until Sunday 9 June.


Highly Visual Wheelchair Accessible

Additional Info

Image: Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, All the fish, 2005, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 190.0 x 424.5 cm.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Gift of Jim Cousins AO and Libby Cousins through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2013 (2013.612)