Kittey Malarvie

Kittey has depicted the Sturt River of her mother’s traditional country. The water of the Sturt River is naturally milky in appearance and reflects a myriad of colours across the surface with the changing light at different times of day. In the wet seasons and after a big tide on the Sturt River the water would rise up on the mud flats. Painting primarily in ochres of pinks, black, greys, milky whites and earth colours Kittey translates the language of the place into the gestures and utterances of international abstraction.