September 15th, 2013
August was the usual hive of activity with the SALA event that spanned 3 weeks. The HE & SHE exhibition by Bernadine and Stephen was a virtual sellout with additional commissions requested of Bernadine Kamara Johnson. The demand for Bernadine's remains strong, keeping her very busy indeed. She always finds new ways to explore common iconography and believe she is an asset to contemporary Aboriginal art in our state. There would be few artists today that are having their art virtually before its completed, sold especially during this downward financial patch.
Everybody seemed to have had a wonderful time enjoying it all, the music, speakers, guest artists and the hospitality.
The above post will show you the RED DUST project where again Bernadine painted the quarter panel of a Toyota Hilux - yes it was with permission! The vehicle was part of a project to aid Aboriginal health initiatives. Indigenu was proud to be asked and to be involved. Demonstrations in schools continued with children of all ages and requests for Indigenu catering was steady.
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July 24th, 2013
Do you remember her?
She has been doing the rounds!
For the Variety club and for David at Pinz
" Hi Tony,
We successfully delivered the Palya panda to the Briars today. Thankyou for the lend of her, we raised just over $15,000 for Variety with her.
Managing Director, Pinz
Its great to know that art in whatever form it takes makes a difference wherever it presents itself. Again thank you to Tom Roubos for providing panda and to Audrey Brumby who painted and named her, Palya meaning hello, welcome and all is good.
July 22nd, 2013
Bernadine and Stephen are both wonderful artists with a huge following among indigenous art collectors and we are very proud to have them create a special exhibition for Indigenu's SALA 2013 event. Many of our regular customers will already be familiar with Bernadine's stunning interpretation of the "bush medicine leaf" motif (see below). Feel free to come along and bring friends to check out the exhibition, we want as many people as possible to come and appreciate the artwork. See you there !
July 21st, 2013
Coral was hosted by the InterContinental to be an Inhouse painter for NAIDOC 2013. What an honour. It was great night too so a huge thank you to the staff and especially Sidhartha.
June 21st, 2013
What a period it has been for Indigenu with both art and food being the core of what we are doing. Last month Indigenu catered for some 200 people with 900 portions of food from its catering menu. Orders are well secured for the NAIDOC week coming up shortly. It all went to plan, was well received and gratitude is extended to wonderful Brett and Nada who assisted a very grumpy Tony.
The recent visit of Anna Petyarre and her family Stephen, Mary and Joy bought lots of interest and activity to the gallery and many beautiful paintings found fine homes. There was also a flury of interest by international collectors with a large consignment going to Poland, England, New Zealand and Hongkong. Thank you to all who supported the artists and Indigenu. We hope your purchase represents good investment for the future. The sharing of Aboriginal stories and practices is helping keeping a wonderful rich culture alive and their wisdom appreciated.
The hot Indigenu news is that Coral Hayes Pananka has chosen to exhibit pieces here. they have been a real hit and appreciated by all who have walked through the doors with 2 selling within the first hour of exposure. It is a humbling and a privilege to have such works.
Coral Hayes Pananka
Works contained in this book are available here at Indigenu.