I just love contemporary Aboriginal art! Are you familiar with it?
I find a lot of people imagine the traditional style in earthy colours when they think about Aboriginal art, which doesn’t always work in modern interiors. Actually, a lot of the contemporary pieces are incredibly vibrant and bold in their colours and technique. Take a look …
While purchasing works by the late Minnie Pwerle or Emily Kame Kngwarreye are for serious art collectors, you needn’t spend a huge amount of money to have a gorgeous original piece of art hanging on your wall. A small canvas from the other artists featured here, begins at only AUD330.
When buying Aboriginal art, it’s good to keep in mind that while there are some genuine dealers in the industry, there are also some new players who are only interested in making a profit from Indigenous artists, and have poor knowledge of their culture.
DACOU Gallery is run by Fred Torres, the grandson of the late Minnie Pwerle and son of Barbara Weir, and he’s also a friend of mine! It is Australia’s only Indigenous family owned gallery which represents its own community for nearly 20 years now, and the great thing is that the majority of the artists represented are major stakeholders in the company, which is real a peace of mind. You can visit DACOU’s website here.
The images used here are copyright to DACOU Gallery Australia