Transformations opening at Lacey Contemporary Gallery this May 13 2015, is an exhibition of contemporary paintings, sculpture and bark from living artists in the remote Aboriginal communities of Central, Western, and Northern Australia. The exhibition explores the transformation of traditional Aboriginal art, a culture that is 60,000 years old and is identified by ceremonial paintings of bodies and objects, the making of maps in the sand, and cave paintings – to today’s contemporary aboriginal artists. The work from these artists, still living in remote communities of Australia, is contemporary as it is ancient. They use vibrant colour, as well as traditional Earth ochres, drawing their inspiration from their traditions, stories and the harsh landscape of their homes.
The exhibition will feature a diverse range of contemporary art including a rare piece by renowned Kimberley Region Artist, Freddie Timms , Sculptures from Telstra Award winning artist Nawurapu Wununmurra from the Arnem Land, and new never-before-seen paintings from Lily Hargraves – who is featured in such collections as the National Gallery of Victoria and the Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Netherlands.
JGM ART is a London gallery founded by private dealer, Jennifer Guerrini-Maraldi. She exhibits and sells contemporary aboriginal paintings and sculptures collected each year during her travels into the remotest areas of Australia. Jennifer is a leading expert in Australian Contemporary Art offering paintings and sculpture by artists from the world’s oldest cultural traditions to collectors worldwide.
Jennifer is renowned throughout Australia for her integrity and keen eye, working closely with art advisors from official community art centres. She takes personal responsibility to ensure that artists are paid correctly and new artists supported. All artworks are accompanied by an official certificate and provenance. The Gallery represents the work of a wide selection of artists. Works come from communities on Mornington Island and the Tiwi Islands as well as regions of the Kimberley, APY and NPY Lands, Top End and Arnhem Land, Western and Central Desert areas.
JGM Art is a proud member of the Indigenous Art Code. Their Australian National Code of Conduct promotes and monitors professional conduct among dealers in indigenous visual art.