The Official opening of Indigenu

November 16th, 2011

His Honour, Kingsley Newman was gracious in opening Indigenu Gallery on the 28th of February on the roof top at 131 Sturt Street among 75 guests on a hot but balmy evening. Kingsley began with traditional acknowledgement of country and took the opportunity to say some very nice things about the host. Hopefully it wasn’t too difficult for him. The group descended to the gallery where Kingsley cut red, yellow and black ribbons and declared the gallery open. A sense of pride was felt knowing that what had been envisioned for a number of years had finally come together. The guests, although somewhat packed in and a little hot, were primed and ready to purchase and there was quite a flutter with red dots dispersed with trays of Indigenous tastings and a bit of sparking. From the photos it appeared that people did have fun and that’s how I would like an Indigenu event to be remembered. It was also for supporting Indigenous families and bring their stories and culture in your homes. Artists, Priscilla Nagamarra – Escobar and Ben Miller proudly spoke with guests about their work, ideas and culture. Thankyou guys , you were fine ambassadors for the event. A complimentary door raffle formed part of the evening, drawn by Dennis Brown and won by Dennis Linnard who also happened to be the birthday boy on this occasion. It was funny and the draw appeared tampered with and perhaps corrupt but it was only a funny coincidence. Of course he was rapped with his prize and has proudly displayed it in his home. It was a successful evening and i look forward to hosting many more and seek your ongoing interest in supporting some wonderful Indigenous Artists and their families.  

Vivienne Nakamarra Kelly

November 16th, 2011

Vivienne has delivered another new work to Indigenu in the style of the people of Yuendamu.

Alice Napananka Granites

November 16th, 2011

A lively piece about women's body paintings for ceremonies in a riot of colour. Alice is the daughter of Sabrina and niece of Dr Rex granites who is a regarded custodian and leader within the community.

Both Alice and her mother both paint traditional themes in authentic tradition taught to them by their ancestors. They both have reverence and regard for stories passed onto them by their elders.  The Granites' profile as artists can be seen and understood when conducting any research on Indigenous art.
Entitled: Yurrampi
 70cm x 70cm
 Acrylic on canvas
 $225 unstretched

Indroducing Priscilla Nagamarra-Escobar

November 16th, 2011

What a find...........Priscilla is a young woman living in the area who has had a good blend of cultures as part of her upbringing. She is a very talented, creative and dynamic painter that treats traditional themes with a modern edge using a blaze of colour and embellishing with metallic features. Being neighbours it is hoped that we will form a strong and mutually beneficial partnership. ( Mantle Artwork, by Priscilla Nagamarra )

Audrey Brumby

November 16th, 2011

I am indebted to Audrey who has become the steadiest source of work for the last decade. Laughter is what connects Audrey to me and the skill, craftsmanship and regard for traditional stories and motifs is impressive. She has certainly embraced Indigenu and is continuing to produce work that is always sought and proudly hung in many homes across the world. I know i took a collection of her works to Europe and they were enthusiastically acquired. She is likely to always be regarded as the principal artist of Indigenu and it is with enormous pride that the business is branded with her bush medicine motif.

PALYA PANDA by Audrey Brumby

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