“Feeling worthy of education, and love, and family opens more doors for everyone.” .
We sat down with Rose Stella, Artistic Director and Principal of @centre.indigenous.theatre to talk to us about the kind of work they are doing with their students. Head over to our blog to read the full interview. Link in bio!🔗 #indigenousart#indigenoustheatre#interview#blogpost#torontoart .
📷: courtesy of @centre.indigenous.theatre
Black Ash Basket.
John Pigeon works on a black ash basket at the 2010 Great Lakes Folk Festival. At that festival he was also awarded a Michigan Heritage Award. Pigeon is a seventh generation basket maker and is a citizen of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. Photo by Pearl Yee Wong.
Michael Arcega (#SanFrancisco 1999), "In Tents: Refuge," 2010. Poly-tarp, tent poles, mosquito netting, ropes, and mixed media. .
"AFTER LIFE (what Remains)" is on view at @thealicegallery in Seattle through July 21st. #Artadia Awardee Michael Arcega is included in the group show of indigenous and Asian Pacific American artists.
New swag! Clutch with art : "And Some Watched the Sunset" by Daphne Odjig. Her family was paid royalties for this piece. Although she left us in 2016, her art lives on. She was born into the Potawatomi people in 1919 and raised on the unceded Wikwemikong Rez on Lake Huron. Her accomplishments and legacy are truly breathtaking. Check out her website: odjig.com #IndigenousArt#DaphneOdjig#Shero#Potawatomi#Art
A warm welcome back to Fidel Palomino, a retablo-maker from Ayacucho, Peru. Fidel + his daughter, Amalia, have participated in the Bazaars since 2015, bringing their intricately sculpted+ painted scenes of daily life in the Andes to Greater Boston. Pictured here are Fidel + returning volunteer Gabriela, whose wonderful energy + support for artists have been an enormous contribution to the Bazaars. Visit us this weekend + next! #indigenousart#bostonart#newburyport#newburyportma#peru#andes#retablo#handcrafted#fairtrade
Since you’ve been gone. The Outfield
Since I’ve been gone from Mexico in 2005, my brain, my knowledge and most of my days have been dedicated to help customers and learning new jobs.
During my first contract on the ships, I tried to keep on with a travel diary (handwritten) and slowly, the notebook was not in use anymore. A really good traveler and friend of mine said, “I don’t write a diary, I rather to keep living”. I did not stop writing because I gave up, I stopped because I never had time. On the cruise ships, sometimes you get to work up to 11 hours at day. And when you have time off, you just want to go ashore.
To the point: it’s only now that am I able to rebuild my own memories because I’m sitting at my studio. That’s why I keep writing about me. Although social media can be considered a platform for egocentrism, I’m just publishing my experiences for my own mind mapping, or mental health, whatever you may call it.
It was very magical tonight. I was only able to remember now the fact I have been to the Saxman Village in Ketchikan, Alaska twice. 2005 & 2011. The Diamond and the Island.
A place where the Tlingit people keep their heritage alive. The people of the tides #alaska#restauracion#traveltheworld#indigenousart#tlingit#tides
#Repost @redotfineartgallery ・・・
Spinifex People Spinifex Lands is now open to the public!
You will never have seen anything like this before, as it is the first ever work of its kind by Myrtle Pennington of the Spinifex Arts Projects.
Although abstract in appearance each piece holds part history, part ceremony and part country. Myrtle assumes the vastness of the landscape imbued with the colourful light in profound yet simple compositions. She recalls the places that sustained her during those early formative years and gives rise to the sites of Mulpulya and Kanpa, surrounding them with sandhills and salt lakes or plains that lead to rocky escarpments. She reads the scene from a sense of belonging, of being interwoven into the fabric of the landscape she creates. All this Myrtle captures and conveys with ease, moving the brush and colour freely, building a textural quality that prompts one to walk with her through this vast Country.
Drop us an email, or better still pop in if you would like to see this monumental work.
Hello everyone! This week's work is a fantastic dot painting by David West Tjupurrula, a Pintupi artist who paints for Papunya Tula Artist. What do you think?
The painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Mukula, which is situated in the open country south-west of Jupiter Well. The roundels represent rockholes, whilst the lines represent the surrounding Tali (sandhills). This site is a place for 'men's business', where the young men were taken for instruction by their elders. -
Rockholes are often considered to be sacred places by the Aboriginal tribes, no doubt due to their practical importance in ensuring survival. They are subject of many myths and stories and are thought to have special powers to cure the sick. Many are the sacred habitat of giant water snakes (a common motif in Aboriginal art) and others home to water sprites (burrawungal). The sprites, usually female, are thought to trap and drown unwary males - similar to mermaid stories told in western cultures!
Acrylic on linen canvas, 46cm x 38cm
POP-UP EVENT @ SGFA
Don’t forget to come by SGFA tomorrow, 11am-3pm, for the special pop-up event in our Concept Studio! Have a coffee, browse around our collection of art and design, and most importantly, explore our selection of bags, baskets, and pouches handcrafted by women of the indigenous Penan tribe - like the one modelled here by one of our residents! Come get items for your closet and home that support social enterprise.
Spinifex People Spinifex Lands
18 Jul – 8 Aug 2018
Fred’s showing you the way to country, it’s a long way away mind.
Probably easier just popping down to ReDot Fine Art Gallery and seeing country in the stunning works of this latest Spinifex Art Projects exhibition.
Stunning works by the collaborative teams of the community and some individual gems by Timo, Lawrence and Myrtle.
Drop us an email for more information.
I just got stopped in the supermarket by a lady asking where I had got my hoodie from . She wants one as she wants to support the awesome work @aimementoring does with indigenous secondary school students . If you would something from their range with student designed art here you go ☺️ ✌🏾👌🏽 https://shop.aimementoring.com/
#aimementoring @aime_federationuni #mentor#mentors#indigenousart#indigenousstudents
📷 Karlee @stellaspantry