Sarrita King

Born: 1988
 Tribe:        Gurindji
 Location:  Katherine, NT
Sarrita King was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1988. She is the younger sister to fellow artist, Tarisse King and daughter to the late highly regarded artist, William King Jungala (1966 – 2007). Sarrita’s father, William King, was a well known artist was from the Gurindji tribe in the Northern Territory. Most of his family still lives in Katherine, Northern Territory. William King passed away on December 2nd, 2007. He spent most of the last 20 years of his life in Adelaide. Sarrita spent most of her youth growing up in Darwin in the Northern Territory. Not far from where her ancestors inhabited, it is here that her connection to her Aboriginality and subsequently the land was able to grow. Her exposure to the imperious weather and extreme landscape has provided the theme for her works of art, since she began painting at age 16. Rolling sand hills, cracking lightning and thunderstorms, torrential rain, fire, desert and tangled bush are all scathing environmental factors that shaped her forefather’s lives and also her own. Depicting these elements in her paintings, Sarrita provides a visual articulation of the earth’s language. Stylistically, Sarrita utilises traditional Aboriginal techniques such as ‘dotting’ but also incorporates unorthodox techniques inherited from her late father. Her art is a fusion of the past, present and future and represents the next generation of artists who have been influenced by both their indigenous history, and current Western upbringing. Sarrita now lives and paints in Canberra. She has had over 20 exhibitions and her works is represented in galleries in around Australia and included in many high profile Australian and international art collections. Also her art have been auctioned several times successfully through Paris’ Art Curial Auction house. Sarrita did take a hiatus from her Bachelor of Journalism at the University of South Australia to pursue her interest in digital media, specifically documentary making and focus on her art. At only 32, Sarrita King has many personal achievements but it is her desire to visually communicate her inspiration and the land, which keeps her ancestral narrative alive and provides a new way of looking back while looking forward.
Art No : SK-165 
Size : 101 x 61 cm
Price $1,795