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Ningura Napurrula – one of our greatest artists

The next time you are passing through Paris (don’t we wish!), be sure to allow some time to visit the spectacular Musée du quai Branly*. There you will find the work of Ningura Napurrula adorning a ceiling within the museum (see image below). Ningura was one of only eight Australian Indigenous artists to be commissioned […]

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Bill Whiskey finds unexpected advocate- funny man actor Steve Martin

Actor Steve Martin just so happens to be a serious art collector. His collection includes an extensive and diverse array of early and modern artists, but to his great surprise he discovered something completely new and fresh in 2015; it was unlike anything he had ever seen. In 2015 he visited a show in New […]

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Makinti Napanangka

Released from our personal collection, this exquisite work by the late Makinti Napanangka is now available for acquisition. Makinti’s wandering lines depict the swirling hair string skirts worn by women during ceremonies. Makinti’s contribution to indigenous art and culture was immense. She has been named as one of Australia’s 50 most collectable artists by the […]

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Kudditji Kngwarreye – a tribute

Every now and then along comes an artist who expresses themself in a startling new artistic style. I am thinking of Kudditji Kngwarreye. Born c.1928, Kudditji was a younger brother of the famous Utopian artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Sadly Kudditji passed away on 23rd January 2017, while living at “Old Timers” on the outskirts of […]

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Memories of Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri

Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri, a Pitjantjatjara man, was born in the 1920s at Pirupa Akla, country located near the Olgas and to the west of Ayers Rock. By the time he was a young man, most of Whiskey’s family had passed away. Many of his people had begun moving towards Haasts Bluff mission, about 250 kms […]