Saturday, 3 December – Saturday, 28 January 2006
Uncrated III: New Works in Ancient
Uncrated III is Booker•Lowe Gallery’s third annual exhibition featuring new works selected by the owners during their most recent trip to remote Aboriginal communities in Australia’s Arnhem Land. The collection includes paintings of Aboriginal “Dreamings” or myths on canvas, linen, and stringybark; carvings of birds and crocodiles; objects woven of pandanus fiber; and ceremonial spirit poles, all painted in traditional patterns and pigments made of natural ochres or clays and charcoal. The show also includes new paintings from Australia’s central and western deserts.
The artists of Arnhem Land have been painting on cave walls for at least 40,000 years, and have translated their ancient symbols to body paint, bark harvested from native trees, wooden objects, and now canvas and linen. The work incorporates their cultural icons, as well as the animals and plants that populate this remote coastal region on Australia’s “top end.”
'Tis the Season. . . Please remember, an Aboriginal painting (always exchangeable) or a gift certificate for art is a perfect holiday gift for family, friends, or yourself! We'll gift-wrap, of course.
Special Holiday Hours (through Friday 23 December):
Penny Tweedie: “Aboriginal
Australians Spirit of Arnhem Land ,” 2001:
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