Nellie Nakamarra Marks

Nellie Nakamarra Marks   Kalipinypa  acrylic on linen  90 x 120 cm  - $4,105 [NNMAR1102]

Isn’t this a fantastic work by Nellie? This is her latest style and we are very impressed. The style is quite distinctive from her previous works and the colours are amazing. I feel she’s getting a bit more loose and organic in her style and this makes her paintings even stronger.

I think that this is one of our greatest pleasure working in an art gallery: seeing artists changing, evolving, loosen up, experimenting. This is very rewarding!

This is something we find also in Gracie Ward Naplatjarri’s and Esther Bruno Nangala’s work,  keep an eye out for them.

In this work Nellie relates women’s business in Kalipinypa. She is an acclaimed artist from Kintore in the Northern Territory and the daughter of master Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula (now deceased) , and sister to Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra.  Her works sell well, and with this advance in style and technique, we are expecting her prices and sales to rise.

Please read more about the artist on our website!

Digeridoo and Cello - playing at KOG!

Be blown away by the digeridoo & cello duet at our Shorty Jangala Robertson exhibition opening, Thursday 10th Feb at 6 - 8pm, 680 Darling St. Rozelle, Sydney. It's only 7 mins from the CBD.

Cello and digeridoo were born for each other!  The famous Charlie McMahon will play his digeridoo, (as well as his own invention, the digeriBONE) in concert with Anatoli Torjnski's cello.  Anatoli is a member of the triple ARIA Award winning group, Monsieur Camembert.  If you have heard these two guys play before, you will know you are in for a special treat.  All that, combined with the opportunity to GET YOURSELF A SHORTY!  It's opening night for our solo exhibition of Shorty Jangala Robertson - and we have a superb range of works, including many quite delicious and affordable smaller works.  And no aboriginal art collection is complete without at least one Shorty!  Look forward to seeing you there....

The Canning Stock Route Exhibition

At the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, it's extraordinary - visit to see and read about it.  A most professionally presented range of work including many of the artists we sell, and many others we hope to stock in the near future.  If you have a chance to visit this show, make sure you do.  Not only for the stunning artworks but for all the supporting information about the project, the artists, the indigenous way of life, the meanings of the artworks and more....

If you can't get to see the exhibition, visit the Museum website - there's plenty to read and see. It's all interesting. 

photograph from National Museum of Australia website; Photo by Tim Acker.

'It used to be blackfella Country before they built the wells. Today it's a kartiya highway. Before it used to be Aboriginal people's land, our Jukurrpa (Dreaming), waterholes, jumu (soakwaters) and jila (springs). Blackfellas used to walk around — foot-walk — not with a camel. When they saw camels and horses they'd get frightened and run away. Martu people got shot in that Country, and at Kulyayi (Well 42) Wangkajunga people got killed.
Canning made a mess of the wells and Dreaming tracks and sacred sites and law sites. He used blackfellas to get where he wanted to go, to make his mark. So it's about kartiya coming and making that line of wells.
But in another way, all those wells opened up our Country for people to travel back to Country with their kids. Because if you didn't do that the Country would be lost. Now it's easier to get to Country. We've got our own story there, two ways.
We're all family. All the stories are about how all the families got scattered across the Western Desert. And at the nine art centres, we're all related. From Wiluna and Kiwirrkurra and Balgo, Mulan, and Martu Country. From Nyarna (Lake Stretch) right down to Wiluna. Our ancestors walked that land. The Canning Stock Route forced all the people to all different places. ' 

excerpt from Aust National Museum website.

Naive Aboriginal art from Mwerre Anthurre

Our first show of 2011: Marvellous naive works from three Mwerre Anthurre Artists; Kukula McDonald, Adrian Robertson and Billy Kenda. Each quirky, cameo like painting is distinctly that of the artist and no other: from the wild black cockatoos of Kukula McDonald, to the painterly and enigmatic landscapes of Adrian Robertson, and the strangely coloured vistas of Billy Kenda's country, peopled with trucks, cars, helicopters and planes, and inhabited by figures with a sense of extraordinary character and purpose.
Each of the artists is separated from their land, and this painful reality is expressed through their art.  One realises the depth of yearning that is there - the haunting cries of Kukula's cockatoos seem audible, Adrian's landscapes have a dreamlike quality, and what is it about those truck drivers in Billy's almost alien landscape?
Very affordable, unique and collectible.
For more information visit our website from Thursday 6th January.
The show opens at 2pm on Saturday 8th January 2011, and continues until Sunday 30th.