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Grand Opening - Thursday, September 5th at 6pm

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Grand Opening - Thursday, September 5th at 6pm

Art Mark Gallery is proud to announce its Grand Opening in Fyshwick.  Art Mark Gallery specialises in ethically sourced Indigenous Art.  We are members of the Indigenous Art Code and work closely with Indigenous artists, community-based art centres and Indigenous owned businesses.

Our opening exhibition is the King sisters, Sarrita and Tarisse King who have their Aboriginal heritage from the Gurindji clan, which is located far to the south west of Katherine in the Northern Territory.  Sarrita King and Tarisse King are the daughters of the highly regarded Aboriginal artist, William King Jungala (1966 – 2007).

Sarrita King and Tarisse King grew up in Darwin in the Northern Territory, where connections to Aboriginality and the land were nurtured. Experiences of extreme weather and primal landscape have provided some of the artistic themes for the work.  The paintings provide a personal visual articulation of the earth’s language, where the artists seek to visually communicate the inspiration and ties to the land and keep their ancestral narrative alive by finding new ways to bring the knowledge of the past into the present world.

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Anmatyerre Artist Exhibition - Raymond Walters Japanangka - Opening November 10th

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Anmatyerre Artist Exhibition - Raymond Walters Japanangka - Opening November 10th

Opening: Saturday, 10 November, 10am @Niche Markets @Fyshwick Markets Meet the artist and hear his ancestral stories of his country that have inspired his paintings. Raymond will give a talk at the opening on Saturday, 10 November @ 11am @Niche Markets @Fyshwick Markets Raymond Walters Japanangka was born in Alice Springs in November 1975.His grandfather's country is Ngarleyekwerlang of Yuelumu (Mt Allan) and his grandmother's country is Alhalkerre Atnangkerre (a Boundary Bore of Utopia). Both his grandparents come from the Anmatyerre language group. He also has extended family members from the Arrente, Western Aranda, Alywarre, Warlpiri and Kaytetye language groups. Raymond feels...

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Gallery Opening - Niche Markets @Fyshwick Markets - Now Open

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Gallery Opening - Niche Markets @Fyshwick Markets - Now Open

We're very excited to announce that Art Mark Gallery has opened at the Niche Markets at Fyshwick markets.   We'll have our evolving Aboriginal Art exhibitions plus Australian Designed gifts including Aboriginal jewelry, silk scarves and other Australian design products. 

Whilst the official opening is not until August 23rd, we have moved in and open on weekends, feel free to stop in on your next visit to the Fyshwick markets.  

We look forward to seeing you at our new digs.

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Upcoming Exhibition - Ninuku Arts - July 2018

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Upcoming Exhibition - Ninuku Arts - July 2018

Ninuku Arts is a wholly-Indigenous owned and governed Art Centre which supports artists from two communities - Pipalyatjara and Kalka. Each community has a population of around 100-150 Anangu and the majority are Pitjantjatjara speakers – Anangu simply means ‘people’ in Pitjantjatjara. Both communities are located in the far north-western corner of South Australia, near the tri-state border of South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory. The two communities, fourteen kilometres apart, are surrounded by the rolling, rocky hills of the Tomkinson Ranges and are part of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.

Both Kalka and Pipalyatjara are peaceful places. This is a result of strong governance, cultural engagement and pride among local Anangu. 

The Art Centre itself is located in Kalka and is housed in a mud-brick building (the only one in the Lands), which was built as an office in the early 1980’s by Anangu and white staff, and has since been extended to accommodate the growing number of artists keen to paint.

Despite being the most remote art centre on the APY Lands, having limited working space and access to services, Ninuku Arts has continued to grow in success with each year. The art centre prides itself on its inclusion and embracing artist individuality.

Ninuku Arts supports local culture, the development of employment opportunities, and the ethical production and sales of paintings.

Yaritji Connelly, Senior Artist and Co-Founding Director, Ninuku Arts, says:

“Ninunya mulapa minyma Tjukuritja, palupalanguru kurunpa mukuringanyi pulkara”

Our spirits have a deep attachment to the Bilby.  The Bilby Woman is our true creation ancestor and this means we have a need for her in our spirit and soul.

Image: Josephine Mick, Mamungari, 87 x 77 cm, Acrylic on Canvas.

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