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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.
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.
The exhibition is a vivid collection of Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards finalists: Rosie Napurrula Tasman, Molly Napurrurla Tasman and Lily Nungarrayi Hargraves from Lajamanu, NT. Lajamanu is a remote Aboriginal community between Darwin and Alice Springs. The Aboriginal artists of Lajamanu tell their Dreamings in a vivid display of colour and emotion as shown in their paintings. The exhibition runs until July 8th, 2017. A preview of the exhibition can be found at: https://jaktman-gallery.myshopify.com/collections/exhibition-east-hotel-kingston
Jaktman Contemporary Art Gallery specialises in ethically sourced Aboriginal Art. We are based in Canberra (Australia's Capital) and operate 'pop-up' exhibitions throughout the year as well as online. Jaktman Gallery opened in 2013 based on a strong desire to promote emerging Aboriginal artists and their Dreamtime stories. We are passionate about ethically marketing and selling Aboriginal. We are members of the Australian Indigenous Art code. After many years of collecting and studying Aboriginal art, we had a strong desire to open a gallery dedicated to the artists and their Dreamtime stories. Our exhibitions are curated and provide high-quality Aboriginal art at a value...