Working on 4 paintings at once... big project and I’m so excited. Been an up and down year but excited for the next few months, projects, markets, overseas holidays, launching new earrings and hopefully more homewares. Who knows I may be lucky enough to get my own laser cut machine (pray for me haha). I have to focus on positive energy. Gotta be positive to attract positive vibes. 🧡
Paintings on rock shelters in the Kakadu and West Arnhem region tell many stories about the traditional life of the people who live in the area for thousands of years. You can find scenes like this, that show moments of everyday life, for example a mob dancing - and playing didgeridoo, that is one of the earliest accounts of the instrument. Anbangbang, today known as Nourlangie Rock, Kakadu National Park, NT, Warramal clan land. #kakadunationalpark#rockpainting#aboriginalart
(アクリル絵具/キャンバス地 57×24) ●
Title:Water Hole/Bush Seed
(Acrylic on Canvas 57×24)
Wilora is a small community located at 260km south of Tennant Creek.It's not easy to find or get artworks from there.
Happy Monday, let’s kickstart the week with some impressive Water Dreaming!
Gary was born in Swan Hill in Victoria, but was soon adopted out into a non indigenous family in South Australia.
His new family did not attempt to hide the fact that he was of Aboriginal descent, in fact they made him very much aware of his heritage.
He has a very good relationship with his adoptive parents. It was when Gary was in his early twenties that he chose to find his birth parents if possible, and then took on the name of 'Muntu Mai" He attached himself with family members, and made his home in Central Australia.
He is related to the famous artist Barbara Reid, and Gary sat and watched the Petyarre systers Gloria, Jeannie, and Kathleen whilst they painted their dreamings.
His painting came naturally from within, and before long Gary was earning his living through his artwork.
His works can be seen on many of the Todd Mall Buildings - the Standly Chasm Caravan Park, the Salvation Army Hall in Alice Springs, the Melanka Back Packer Hotel, and many more.
His natural ability to paint has already been recognised by a number of Galleries in the Northern Territory, Melbourne, and Sydney.
In 2008 he won an Indigenous Arts Competition in South Australia with one of his works.
This can only lift his profile even higher. During the Commonwealth Games in 2006 he was invited to meet Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth during her visit to Melbourne.
Gary paints Bush Medicine Leaf Dreaming, Water Dreaming, Wati Ngintaka Dreaming, and Opal Dreaming. He has also tried his hand at a number of landscapes.
Gary Redi is an emerging indigenous artist, on the verge of bigger and better things.
He is always trying to improve, to achieve a new style, and gain recognition for his work.
Gary lives with his wife Lilly Campbell in Alice Springs.
Artist: Gary Wilson Reid
Size: 125cm x 126cm
'Tree of Life - Our Community'.
50cm round, acrylic on wooden board.
This commission piece, based off the same design as 'Her strength in us', captures my clients family and community story. This piece encompasses Jess' connection to family (central circles), place (cracked earth and base of tree), community (outer circles and purple dotted lines) and the tree of life along with her connection to the Brindabella mountains, water, birds, flowers (at base of tree) and a sense of feeling grounded with significant seasonal change here in Ngunnawal country (as represented going up the tree trunk). I was so overly excited to do this commission. I sometimes feel when completing work that I want to change things or explore further, and this piece and my client allowed me to do so.
Thanks Jess for the creative freedom with this piece, I'm so honoured to visually bring your story to life.
Photos by @brendanboeckphotography
Please enjoy this beautiful new water Dreaming by the talented Lynette Nangala Singleton🙂 #aboriginalart
122x91cm | $2279 | Free post | Available on our homepage (bio link)
The site depicted in this painting is Puyurru, west of Yuendumu. In the usually dry creek beds are ‘mulju’ (soakages), or naturally occurring wells. The 'kirda' (owners) for this site are Nangala/Nampijinpa women and Jangala/Jampijinpa men. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm. The storm travelled across the country from the east to the west, initially travelling with a ‘pamapardu Jukurrpa’ (termite Dreaming) from Warntungurru to Warlura, a waterhole 8 miles east of Yuendumu. At Warlura, a gecko called Yumariyumari blew the storm on to Lapurrukurra and Wilpiri. Bolts of lightning shot out at Wirnpa (also called Mardinymardinypa) and at Kanaralji. At this point the Dreaming track also includes the ‘kurdukurdu mangkurdu Jukurrpa’ (children of the clouds Dreaming). The water Dreaming built hills at Ngamangama using baby clouds and also stuck long pointy clouds into the ground at Jukajuka, where they can still be seen today as rock formations.
The termite Dreaming eventually continued west to Nyirrpi, a community approximately 160 km west of Yuendumu. The water Dreaming then travelled from the south over Mikanji, a watercourse with soakages northwest of Yuendumu. At Mikanji, the storm was picked up by a ‘kirrkarlanji’ (brown falcon [Falco berigora]) and taken farther north. At Puyurru, the falcon dug up a giant ‘warnayarra’ (rainbow serpent). The serpent carried water with it to create another large lake, Jillyiumpa, close to an outstation in this country. The ‘kirda’ (owners) of this story are Jangala men and Nangala women. After stopping at Puyurru, the water Dreaming travelled on through other locations including Yalyarilalku, Mikilyparnta, Katalpi, Lungkardajarra, Jirawarnpa, Kamira, Yurrunjuku, and Jikaya before moving on into Gurindji country to the north.
Actually, while I’m on the subject of Aboriginal Art - look what we stumbled upon in PARIS! Probably goes to show what an uncultured art person I am, but Paris was probably one of the last places I’d expect to find pieces from Balgo community! Talk about worlds apart. The Frenchies were frothing on it. 🌍
‘Tjanpi weaving is now firmly embedded in contemporary Central and Western Desert culture as a movement that celebrates life, creativity and country.’ @tjanpidesertweavers.
Proud stockists of Tjanpi weaving creations! 🤩
Charkeira is our Deadly Choices Program Coordinator in Kambu. Her favourite thing about working for DC is getting to work with students and seeing the positive impact and change the programs has on our young people. Charkeiras deadly choice is eating 2 pieces of fruit a day and drinking plenty of water.
The deeper we immerse ourselves into the world of basketry...the more respect we have for all the basket weavers out there 💕
Check out Rochelle Ferguson with her bags of Tjanpi 😎 ☝️Tjanpi, wild harvested desert grass, is the core material in most of the @tjanpidesertweavers artworks. There are many varieties of tjanpi and artists harvest the grass native to their area, digging into the earth with a crow bar and a fair amount of elbow grease. If you haven't already....Check these artists out! Gorgeous pieces! ....we learn something everyday! 📸 Repost Thanks @tjanpidesertweavers 😊
#comecraftwithus#ComeTogether#crafters#learn#inspire#create#traditional#craft#coteriemakers#craft +coterie #tjanpidesertweavers#aboriginalart#broomecraft
Une autre de mes œvres préférées par Emily Pangnerk Illuitok, du collection Inuit au @mnbaq
« Iglou et chasse à l'ours » (1999)
calcaire, ivoire, peau, tendons, bois de caribou, et encre
Another one of my favorite pieces by Emily Pangnerk Illuitok, from the Inuit art collection at the @MNBAQ
"Igloo and bear Hunting" (1999)
limestone, ivory, skin, sinew, caribou antler, ink