Sarrita King

Sarrita King

Sarrita King was born 1988 in Adelaide, South Australia. She is the younger sister to fellow artist, Tarisse King and daughter to the late, highly regarded artist, William King Jungala (1966 - 2007).

Sarrita inhereits her Australian Aboriginality from her father, who was part of the Gurindji tribe from the Northern Terriroty. The Gurindji tribe came to public attention during teh 1960s and 1970s when members employed by the Wave Hill cattle station led a landmark case which became the first successful land rights claim in Australia. Like her forefathers, Sarrita is determined to communicate the iseperable connectin she and her ancestors have with the Australian land.

Growing up in Darwin in the Northern Territory, here Sarrita's connection to her Aboriginality and the land was able to grow. Her exposure to the imperious weather and extreme landscape has provided the themes for her works of art. Rolling sand hills, cracking lightning and thunderstorms, torrential rain, fire, desert and tangled bush are depicted in her paintings.

She has been included in over 20 exhibitions and is represented in Australian galleries in every state, including many high profile Australian and international art collections. Her work has been auctioned several times successfully through Paris Art Curial Auction house. Sarrita currently lives and paints in Canberra.

Sarrita King's Artworks