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Booker•Lowe Gallery - Contemporary aboriginal fine art of Australia - Now showing

1 November 2007 to 18 January 2008

The Art Gang Returns!
New paintings from Australia's acclaimed Lockhart River Art Gang

Opening Reception with artists Adrian King, Leroy Platt, and Joanne Butcher, and Lockhart River Art Centre coordinator Sue Ryan

5:30 – 8:00 pm, Thursday, 1 November 2007
Booker•Lowe Gallery
4623 Feagan Street

Since its 2004 visit to Houston, the Lockhart River Art Gang has continued to astonish critics and art collectors worldwide with its fresh vision of ancient Aboriginal traditions. The artists, all under 30, have been celebrated in solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia, in the UK, Europe, Asia, Canada, and the U.S.

Booker•Lowe’s 2007 exhibition of small-to-mid-sized works will feature paintings by original members of the Art Gang, Fiona Omeenyo, Adrian King, Leroy Platt, Silas Hobson, Patrick Butcher and Evelyn Sandy, as well as works by emerging artists Joanne Butcher, Denise Fruit, Doris Platt, Queenie Giblet, Ina Waradoo, Moira Macumboy, Minnie Pascoe, Susie Pascoe, and Winston Butcher.

Large-scale works by Lockhart River Art Gang artists will be on display this fall at the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The IAIA exhibit, including paintings by Rosella Namok and Samantha Hobson as well as other Art Gang members, will travel to Booker•Lowe Gallery in late January 2008, where the artworks will be available for viewing and sale.

In addition, the Queensland University’s exhibition of Art Gang paintings, “Our Way,” will travel to Stony Brook University in New York, then to the University of Virginia’s Kluge-Ruhe Collection of Aboriginal Art. So, this is indeed the year of the Art Gang in the US!


Sally Butler, curator of the 2007 exhibition Our Way: Contemporary
Aboriginal Art from Lockhart River
, and author of the book/catalog
of the exhibition, stated:

“Contemporary art from Lockhart River is a distinctly 21st century expression of Aboriginal art created by a new generation of artists. A group of young people from Australia’s tropical north present a perspective of life that they describe as uniquely ‘our way’. . . . There are many beautiful aspects of the contemporary art from Lockhart River, but the spirit to recreate the world with their own new and youthful vision is inspiration for all.”

Booker•Lowe Gallery - Contemporary original Aboriginal fine art of Australia - Also showing now Aboriginal Australian artist Pippin Drysdale Aboriginal Australian artist Pippin Drysdale Aboriginal Australian artist Pippin Drysdale Aboriginal Australian artist Pippin Drysdale

Booker•Lowe Gallery Proudly Presents . . . “Pip’s Pots”

An on-going exhibition of Pippin Drysdale’s amazing ceramic vessels

No photographs can quite capture the perfectly-balanced forms, the exquisite textures and delicate glazes of Australian ceramics artist Pippin Drysdale’s celebrated porcelain vessels, the ones she simply calls “Pip’s Pots.” Booker•Lowe Gallery is proud to present a small group of the vessels from her Tanami Desert series, in an on-going “mini-exhibition,” while we plan for Pip’s first solo exhibition in the U.S. in late 2009!

We discovered Pippin Drysdale’s work in Australia several years ago, then saw it again in Hong Kong two years later. We were absolutely hooked! So, we contacted Pip, and began an email correspondence that has ripened into a close friendship. In January, 2007, Pip generously offered to send us the three vessels she could spare from the retrospective exhibition “Lines of Site,” being hosted by John Curtin Gallery, at Curtin University of Technology in Perth. Since then, she continues to send us a few pieces at a time, between her extensive exhibition commitments around the world.

Pip has won countless awards, and has solo exhibitions this year alone in Osaka, Japan; Heidelberg, Germany; and Brussels, Belgium. Previously, she has had solo exhibitions in Paris, Delhi, Hong Kong, London, Auckland, Frankfurt, Russia, and throughout Australia, as well as participating in hundreds of group exhibitions. Her work is in museum and private collections throughout Australia, Asia, Europe, and the U.S.

We look forward to showing you why Pippin Drysdale astonishes other ceramics artists, art critics, and collectors with her extraordinary ceramic vessels! Pip will be visiting Houston in January, 2008, so if you would like to be invited to our reception for her, please email your contact details to


Ted Snell, curator of Pippin Drysdale: Lines of Site, and author of the book by the same name, published in July, 2007:
[They are] “. . . breathtakingly beautiful objects. . . . wrought with enormous care and great skill to draw out some aspect, to illuminate some quality or identify a particular characteristic of the landscape.”

Don't forget, if you're visiting the Chesapeake Bay area . . .
Booker•Lowe Gallery is displaying Aboriginal art at the acclaimed Inn at Easton, a lovely restored mansion in the historic district of Easton, Maryland. The owner, renowned chef Andrew Evans, recently saw some of our collection at an exhibition at the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC, and contacted us about organizing a show for the Inn, located in Easton, recently rated as one of the “ten best towns to live in” in America.  Check out the Inn at


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