Now Showing at Booker-Lowe . . .
Please join us for the opening of
"The Call of Country: New Paintings by
Australian Aboriginal Artists of Ampilatwatja"
3-5:30 pm, Saturday, May 13th
"The Call of Country" welcomes new paintings from Ampilatwatja, home of Anmatyerre and Alyawarr artists who create the most beautiful landscapes of their traditional country northeast of Alice Springs. Known for their exquisite and finely-dotted paintings, covered with wildflowers, the women of Ampilatwatja have chosen to paint their ancestral lands, rather than their tribal stories. We have shown paintings from this remote community ever since we first visited in 2004, and we continue to marvel at the amazing artists who live and work there.
4623 Feagan Street
Houston, TX 77007
Now Showing through June 30th, 2017 . . .
Booker-Lowe invites you to visit ”Guardians of the Sunda Strait: The World War II loss of the HMAS Perth and the USS Houston,” the Australian National Maritime Museum’s exhibition honoring the 75th anniversary of the battle that helped foster the close relationship between our sister cities, Houston and Perth, and exemplifies the almost century-old alliance between the US and Australia. The exhibition, initiated four+ years ago by then-Honorary Consul of Australia, Nana Booker AM, uses 55 objects, documents, and photographs to tell the story of the “David and Goliath” battle at sea. Just a few months after Pearl Harbor, on the night of February 28th, the two ships sailed into the narrow sea passage between the islands of Java and Sumatra, hoping to rejoin the Allied Fleet. Instead, they were attacked by a massive Japanese destroyer force and sunk in just a few hours. More than half the sailors aboard each ship were killed in action that night. The survivors were sent to Japanese POW camps, many of them forced to work on the “death railway” to Burma. The POWs developed great respect and close friendships with their “mates” in the camps, friendships that outlasted the war and were instrumental in the formation of the now-35+ year-old Houston-Perth Sister City Association.
Please visit http://www.anmm.gov.au/sundastrait for additional information.
Booker-Lowe is the leading American gallery for contemporary Aboriginal fine art from throughout Australia. The gallery is open by appointment and for special events. We stock hundreds of paintings and original prints from under $300 to $35,000, and often source Aboriginal artworks for those with special interests or requirements.
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