‘Between the Fence and Freedom: The work of Evelyn Malgil’
On a recent trip to the Warmun Art Centre, I was immediately struck by a suite of bright pink paintings by Evelyn Malgil. I had just come back from LA at the time; they had a similar aesthetic to the cool, block-like minimalist art forms found in the laid-back art and design of contemporary California. They had this incredibly woke, hip aesthetic combined with a kinda ‘F’ you attitude towards the norm. They definitely had sass, sass in bucket loads; I had to meet the artist and share my admiration. Evelyn Malgil is as cool and sassy as her artwork suggests. She is a senior Traditional Owner for Winniper Springs, a special site about an hour out of Warmun. The work carries a quiet authority in line with her cultural status. It’s genius really.