“Why buy Aboriginal art?” Whilst the reasons for buying Aboriginal art can vary by individual, it very often comes down to a few factors that draws us to love and collect Aboriginal art; the connection Aboriginal people have to their land and their innate ability to tell their stories through art. Other reasons often include: It is truly unique to Australia and represented as an expression of our people and land; Every single artwork has its own identity that conveys several meanings and stories told through generations of dreamings; Ethical purchasing of Aboriginal art directly supports the artist and...
Mornington Island Art is one of the longest established Indigenous art and cultural organisations in Australia. Mornington Island is a small island of rich cultural traditions, located in the south-east corner of the Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland. Fully owned and controlled by The Mirndiyan Gununa Aboriginal Corporation, Mornington Island Art delivers locally relevant programs that produce internationally significant artwork. Established in 2005, Mornington Island Art is now a thriving centre. It began when a remarkable group of women led by Mirdidingkingathi Jurwarnda Sally Gabori, her two sisters and four nieces, came together to paint and share their experiences. These...
Exhibition Opening of Maruku Artists (Uluru, NT) with Clive Scollay, General Manager at Maruku Art Centre. Thursday, Nov 21st at 6pm. A bit more on Clive! Clive is a native Canberran, studied art at ANU and went to Uluru in the early 80s at the start of the Indigenous art movement. Clive was part of the local art movement at Uluru. They camped at night and painted all day, encouraged by the sales of their artwork, they then opened the Maruku Art Centre which is a thriving Indigenous owned art centre. Clive was appointed as the Art Director where...
Opening Exhibition of Maruku Artists from Uluru, NT- Thursday, Nov 21st. @ 6pm
52 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick, ACT (Canberra)
The exhibition will be opened by Clive Scollay, General Manager of Maruku Art Centre at Uluru, NT. Come hear the stories of the early days of Indigenous art creation at Uluru.
Please join us for an afternoon glass of wine at our opening of the Mornington Island Artist Exhibition.
Established in 2005, Mornington Island Art is a thriving aboriginal art centre located on Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
The energy and activity within the centre (and possibly the isolation from mainland influences) results in work characterised by a vivid and colourful palette as well as semi-abstract and abstract lines, shapes and forms. The forerunner of this movement was Sally Gabori (Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda).
These artists, and others working with the centre, are making strong contemporary artworks, not just strong Aboriginal artworks. Mornington Island artists are heavily influenced and connected to the land and culture in their artistic interpretation.
Art Mark Gallery is excited to present artworks from the highly-collected artists of Mornington Island located in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Their first exhibition in Canberra.