A Smorgasgord of Indigenous Art

March 3rd, 2007

Aboriginal Art.jpgGourmet Traveller Magazine’s March 2007 issue has a really interesting article about Aboriginal and Tiwi Island art.  It is accompanied by a marvellous photo of paintings exhibited on the white-painted trunks of palm trees in Darwin’s Botanical Gardens.

“It’s a world where politics is rife, where racial friction is a near-constant concern, a world that money and the market has warped, yet at its core there is work of great beauty and intrigue, a culture of great richness and depth, the longest continuing art tradition in history, that, though complex and in some ways closed to the understanding of outsiders …”

One Brisbane gallery that I can recommend, if you are interested in Aboriginal art, is the Susanne O’Connell Gallery in trendy James Street New Farm.  Susanne goes directly to the source, visiting the artists so that she knows the provenance of each work.  See what Susanne is exhibiting at the moment on www.suzanneoconnell.com

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