Past Exhibitions
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The Australian Indigenous Art Trade Association

Indigenous Art Code

Art Table

Australian American Chamber of Commerce
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Booker•Lowe Gallery - Contemporary aboriginal fine art of Australia - Now showing

Thursday, 17 November Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Aboriginal Artists Paint the Seven Sisters' Dreaming

"The stars at night . . . are big and bright," in Australia as well as Texas!

Please join us for Stargazers, our exhibition of paintings of the Southern Hemisphere constellation that Australian Aboriginal people call the "Seven Sisters." Leading central desert artist Alma Nungarrayi Granites has translated her vision of the night skies and this traditional Warlpiri Jukurrpa or Dreaming into powerful and luminous canvases.

According to the Warlpiri, during the creation era or Dreamtime, seven sisters were pursued by a love-struck magician. For days they eluded him, traveling through the harsh desert until at last they came to Uluru, the gigantic sandstone monolith that is the heart of Australia's red centre. Exhausted, the sisters made a fire to warm themselves, only to discover their stalker was drawing closer and closer. In desperation they transformed themselves into stars and ascended to the heavens, becoming the brilliant constellation also known as the Pleiades.

Coming Soon . . .

15 December 2011
Aboriginal writer Anita Heiss introduces her latest novel, Manhattan Dreaming, at Booker-Lowe

19-28 January 2012
Australia Week in Houston.
Check the Australian-American Chamber of Commerce website for events.

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