Captain Cook, 2013
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Vincent Namatjira is an emerging artist who lives and works in Indulkana, South Australia. His idiosyncratic paintings reflect his unique take on various figures within post-colonial Australian history. As the grandson of famous landscape watercolourist, Albert Namatjira, his work frequently conveys revisionist narratives about his grandfather’s legacy, alongside work that more broadly deals with a search for identity following a turbulent childhood spent in foster care.