Selma Coulthard

New paintings, Old stories

20 June — 29 June 2024

Born 1954, Hermannsburg
Language: Luritja, Arrente, Western Aranda

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Represented by nanda\hobbs

SELMA COULTHARD
NEW PAINTINGS, OLD STORIES

On show until 29 June

Selma Coulthard emerges from the heart of Hermannsburg and Tempe Downs Station in Central Australia, her artistic journey deeply rooted in her family's Tjukurpa (Dreaming) and a connection to the law that resonates through her work. A celebration of heightened colour, remarkable detail, and lyrical lines that find intricate patterns within the landscape—Coulthard’s discernment extends far beyond superficial renditions, inviting viewers to marvel at subtle moments that usually pass us by. For her, painting becomes a powerful social statement, weaving threads of truth-telling, life in the missions, faith, and a positive vision for the future. Her work transcends the canvas, embodying the depth of cultural heritage and connection to land.

View Selma Coulthard speaking with Rachel Griffiths about the wonderful legacy left by world-renowned artist and painter Albert Namatjira in the ABC documentary "Great Southern Landscapes". (3 min).

\ Exhibition featured works

Selma Coulthard

Between Wanmarra (Kings Creek) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon) WAC38-24

Watercolour on paper \ 62.5 x 99cm

Selma Coulthard

Going towards Wanmarra (Kings Creek) - off the road a bit WAC74-24

Watercolour on paper \ 63 x 99cm

Selma Coulthard

Lila, My Grandmother's Stories 505-21WAC

Watercolour on paper \ 59 x 95cm

Selma Coulthard

South of Petersham Ranges 125-24

2024 \ Watercolour on paper \ 64 x 100cm

Selma Coulthard

Thunggu, NT WAC315-23

Watercolour on paper \ 63 x 99cm

SOLD

Selma Coulthard

Thunggu, NT WAC420-23

Watercolour on paper \ 63 x 99cm

SOLD

Selma Coulthard

Tjoritja (West MacDonnell Ranges), NT WAC296-23

Watercolour on paper \ 64 x 100cm

SOLD

Selma Coulthard

Untitled 217-24

2024 \ Watercolour on paper \ 64 x 99cm

Selma Coulthard

Watarrka (Kings Canyon) Landscape, NT WAC386-23

Watercolour on paper \ 64 x 99.5cm

\ Other exhibitions

Yoshio Honjo

The Serpent, the Courtesan and other Japanese Fables

23 July — 10 August 2024

COMING HOME

Group Exhibition

17 July — 27 July 2024

ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY

Group Exhibition

13 July — 20 July 2024

Contact Us

to find out more about New paintings, Old stories.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm Closed Public Holidays (and Easter Saturday)