Coming soon . . .
Please join us for the opening of
Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Paintings
from Lockhart River,"
with an artist's reception,
Saturday, October 21st
Booker-Lowe is excited to host Australian Aboriginal artists Silas Hobson and Irene Namok for our Fall exhibition, Sandbeach Dreamings. The group exhibition will feature 26 paintings by ten leading and emerging artists from the remote Queensland community, located at the northern tip of the Great Barrier Reef.
Silas Hobson, a member of the Kuuku’ Yau and Wuthathi language groups, is highly-regarded for his contemporary interpretations of mythical ancestor figures from his clan’s traditional stories. Elongated and free-flowing, his spirits float on misty swirls of color, representing the importance of maintaining traditional life and values. After beginning her career after her daughter, Rosella Namok, Lockhart River’s leading artist, encouraged her to paint, Irene Namok has quickly earned respect in the art world. Versatile and inventive, her works are cultural narratives expressing deep emotions in vivid splashes of color. Born on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait between Australia and Papua New Guinea, Irene Namok is a member of the Kanthanampu language group.
Sandbeach Dreamings will also include new works by best-known Lockhart River artists Rosella Namok and Fiona Omeenyo, as well as painters Elizabeth (Queenie) Giblet, Evelyn Omeenyo, Evelyn Sandy, Dottie Hobson, Margery Accoom, and
4623 Feagan Street
Houston, TX 77007
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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