MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA (SALLY GABORI) COMMISSION FOR THE SUPREME COURT BRISBANE

In 2009 Queensland Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh announced the commission for Bentinck Island artist Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori to create a large-scale artwork for the new Brisbane Supreme and District Court development, Queensland. Together with the artist and the Supreme Court Brisbane, Beverly Knight provided curatorial support in the creation of a painting design by Sally Gabori measuring 200 cm x 300 cm, which eventually became the massive mural. The coordination of this major site-specific mural was assisted by artists Jeph Neale and Hilary Jackman, and was officially installed and launched in 2011.

Sally Gabori joined internationally acclaimed artist Yayoi Kusama, and Brisbane artists Gemma Smith and Sebastian Di Mauro in achieving the four major commissions for the Brisbane Supreme and District Courts. Each artist created an individual work which formed an exciting element of the new civic buildings and redeveloped public park area around the Courts.