Monthly Archives: March 2014

Tribal amalgam

Orient House has put together an unlikely but beautiful cameo of Asian, African and Aboriginal tribal art in their Glebe showroom. Here Barney Campbell Tjakamarra’s soft white Tingari Dreaming sits behind pieces of antique Chinese blue and white porcelain, an African shell necklace and some South Sea Coral,

Show home becomes a showcase for beautiful artworks

artplacement recently provided five stunning Aboriginal paintings to a client, in preparation for the sale of his magnificent home on the outskirts of Sydney. The contemporary nature of the artworks sat beautifully with the elegant, classic homestead, style of the home.

Josie Petrick Kemarre’s large format pointillist “Bush Plum Dreaming” adorns the Dining Room wall. The painting explores the various stages of the bush plum’s development – from seedling to full blooming bush plum. Great symbolism is attached to the abundance of the bush plum harvest – a good crop denotes a fertile year for the community, with lots of babies being born.

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa’s black and white Tingari Cycle brings a serenity and calmness to the Living Room, adjacent to the more vibrant energetic Dining Room. Both paintings work together in the space at large and anchor the eclectic mix of furnishings.

Kudditji Kngwarreye’s dramatic, colourful Mina Mina graces the double height void of the Entrance and stairway leading to the upstairs accommodation. The painting makes such an impact when viewed from either the ground floor or the first floor levels.

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    Fabrianne Nampitjinpa’s Bush Damper explodes on the canvas!

Fabrianne Nampitjinpa’s Bush Damper explodes on the canvas!

The extraordinary delicacy of Fabrianne Peterson Nampitjinpa’s “Wangunu” Bush Damper dreaming is seen in these working photos and final finished painting. Close up images capture just how painstakingly Fabrianne applies each individual dot onto the canvas, each time gauging its size and direction within the overall composition and all important “movement” of the piece. Note that the two tone effect is achieved by the amount of paint on the stick at any one time. Her choice of a monotone bright pink on the black canvas gives the painting a luminosity and sense of excitement and places it well and truly in the category of contemporary Aboriginal art. Working most days for up to 8 hours, the painting measuring 900 x 1500mm, took over three weeks for Fabrianne to complete.