by Louise Malarvie
100 x 80cm
Natural pigment on canvas


Louise Malarvie's practice is informed by her culture and the mesmerising power of Paruku – Lake Gregory, south of Halls Creek on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert.  Inspired by the many movements of wind across the water and underwater currents she reflects on her connection to place through understated abstract forms.  “Ngappa (water) in Lake Gregory is special because of the underwater tunnels that keep the lake full. These tunnels are ancient and were created during the Dreamtime.  The tunnels are as far away as Broome and in the Lake the saltwater mixes with the freshwater. The water moves quickly through the grasses growing there.”