Coming soon . . .
Opening Saturday, September 14th. . .
Australian Aboriginal Art:
Booker-Lowe is partnering with Australia’s oldest indigenous art gallery, Coo-ee Gallery (Bondi Beach and Paddington NSW) to showcase 30+ paintings by “old masters,” leading artists, and exciting new talents.
Please join Adrian Newstead OAM, founding director of Coo-ee Gallery, and the Booker-Lowe team, for the opening reception:
4 - 6 pm
4623 Feagan Street
Beyond Time features masterworks by well-known painters who helped launch the Australian Aboriginal art movement in the 1970s, including Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and Emily Kngwarreye; senior artists who have continued and expanded the movement both geographically and stylistically, such as Dorothy Napangardi and Christine Nakamarra Yukenbari; and emerging artists who are building on the legacies, e.g., Marita Baker and Kurun Warun.
Adrian Newstead is one of Australia’s leading experts on Aboriginal art, and author of “The Dealer is the Devil: An Insider’s History of the Aboriginal Art Trade,” a fascinating read about his 30+ years working with indigenous artists. He is a former president of the Indigenous Art Trade Association (Booker-Lowe was the first international member!), and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to the museum and galleries sector in 2016. We are honored to partner with Adrian and the Coo-ee staff to present Beyond Time !
We hope you will also mark your calendars for Friday, September 13th, when the acclaimed Menil Collection will open Houston’s first major museum exhibition of Aboriginal art. We had the privilege to see exhibition model for Mapa Wiya (Your Map’s Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale, and are so excited that this extraordinary collection of more than 100 paintings, hollow log coffins, works on paper, and other objects, will be in Houston.
Coming in 2020 . . . The Magic of Metal
Since opening in 2002, Booker-Lowe has hosted occasional exhibitions unrelated to indigenous Australian art. You may recall the stunning images of Cambodian and Laotian temples by Kenro Izu, celebrated humanitarian and photographer of ancient monuments around the world; the extraordinary ceramics of Australian Pippin Drysdale; the brilliant Australian landscapes in water colour by Ben Shearer, and a handful of others. We are currently working with the Houston Metal Arts Guild to showcase jewelry and objects by experienced and emerging metal artists from the Houston area, and look forward to sharing our love of fine craft with you in a special exhibition in 2020!
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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