Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi, owner and Director of JGM ART London and Andrew Lacey, owner of Holland Park’s most innovative young gallery, Lacey Contemporary, are delighted to show an eclectic selection of Aboriginal Art to discerning buyers and collectors this Christmas.
Highlights of the exhibition include images and patterns soaked in colour: acrylic paintings from Alice Nampitjinpa and Margaret Lewis Napangardi will bring energy and vibrancy into any home. Small bark paintings from the stringybark trees of Arnhem Land, in Australia’s Northern Territory, produced by bark painters from Yirrkala are equally exciting. These examples of contemporary Aboriginal art are a delight to behold.
Patterns created by artists from Kintore, in the Northern Territory, are mesmerizing; their paintings tell stories of their ancestors and reveal traditional secrets known only to their own “mob”. Black and white works by Nola Campbell, from remote Patjarr in Western Australia, thrill the senses with their traditional motifs.
Kimberley artists, Claude Carter, Myria Demouilpied and Mary Umagarri Teresa Tailor depict their landscape with exacting beauty in mellow ochres, alongside beautifully carved and painted Mimih Spirits from the Arnhem Land. These friendly spirit figures pre-dated humans, and are thought to have taught people how to survive in the harsh, remote Australian landscape.