Launch | Restricted Images: Made with the Warlpiri of Central Australia, Patrick Waterhouse
Accompanied by a Q&A with Patrick Waterhouse with Elder Otto Sims.
When | Thursday 13 September, 6pm
Where | Level 2, Seminar Room
Join Artspace and Perimeter Books for the launch of Restricted Images: Made with the Warlpiri of Central Australia, a major new publication by British photographer Patrick Waterhouse, featuring a remarkable series of works made at the Warlukurlangu Art Centre in collaboration with the Warlpiri of Central Australia, and published by London-based imprint SPBH Editions. The launch will be accompanied by a Q&A with Patrick Waterhouse with Elder Otto Sims.
Patrick Waterhouse (b. 1981) is a British artist whose work spans photography, drawing, journalism, graphic design, sculpture and other disciplines. His practice involves in-depth research, often working in communities and collaborating with other artists, researchers and writers. His work is held in major public and private collections worldwide, including the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany. This new collaborative project is the first major body of work Waterhouse has created since his 2015 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize-winning project Ponte City (with Mikhael Subotzky).
Otto Jungarrayi Sims was born in 1960 at Yuendumu, an Aboriginal community about 290km northwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Otto paints his father, Paddy Japaljarri Sims’, stories – they were passed down to Paddy by his parents, and their parents before them for millennia. These stories relate directly to Otto’s country at Kunajarrayi and Yanjilpirri. Otto has painted for the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation since 1990, and was elected to its executive committee in 2002 and as Chairman of the Art Centre in 2008.