Mixing it up!

My client at Church Point recently purchased this beautiful painting by Kudditji Kngwarreye from me. It measures 700 × 1500mm, a little small to command an entire wall and too big to hang between doors or at the end of a corridor. After experimenting with a few spots, we found the perfect place at the top of the stairs – the dramatic impact of turning the corner and seeing it, spot lit from above, brings a really fresh energy to the space.

In a very clever twist, my client then hung other works along side the painting to create an entire gallery wall of diverse and interesting pieces, each one different but brought together by the common thread of the colour blue!!


Posted by Karen Lange on September 09, 2011
I have recently installed a number of Aboriginal paintings into the new display penthouse at Breakfast Point, on the banks of the Parramatta River in Sydney.
The latest development for Rose Group, the penthouse, part of the Verandah’s complex, was styled by my colleagues at Fanuli Furniture and I was asked to adorn the walls with beautiful contemporary Aboriginal Artworks.
Rather fittingly, Breakfast Point was named by Captain John Hunter in 1788 when he put ashore to make tea and have refreshments. On the same day, it is believed he experienced his first sighting of local Aboriginals on a neighbouring island.




A stunning work by Kudditji Kngwarreye hanging in the window at Macleay on Manning – one of Sydney’s most beautiful boutique retailers in Potts Point.

Commanding an entire wall of this eclectic elegant retailer, the painting, measuring 1500 × 2400mm, epitomizes how relevant and contemporary Aboriginal art is in the life of the city today.

Textural harmony created using minimal palette

Fanuli Furniture, Cremorne, NSW showcase the work of Barney Campbell Tjakamarra in an exquisite manner by layering luxurious texture upon texture, to create a sophisticated, elegant vignette of calmness.

Indonesian inspired Ikat fabric cushions sit on a raw linen textured sofa, with the shot silk curtains bringing a spark of life and vitality, without disturbing the peace!

Barney Campbell Tjakamarra’s Tingari painting measures 1200 x 2000mm and has been beautifully executed in a monochromatic rich cream colour.

Art in situ

Within the next couple of weeks I will be launching my new business (website coming soon)

Faced with the enviable problem of an abundance of beautiful Aboriginal art and not enough walls, our new business, caters to Australian companies wishing to avail themselves of magnificent indigenous art, without huge capital expenditure.  All the works are gallery quality, selected specifically for each space by our Interior Designer. Paintings are rotated on a regular basis or hung for longer rental periods – for a fraction of the price of purchasing art, companies get the pleasure and stimulation of living with beautiful art and the actual rental is tax deductible. Watch this space!

The image above shows how Ronnie Tjampitjinpa’s expansive Fire Dreaming, measuring 1500 x 2000mm, can transform a space from being a typical partitioned office lay-out, into an energetic, vibrant working environment. In the adjacent foyer area, Emily Pwerle’s Awelye or Body Paint hangs above the public seating area, creating an immediately welcoming ambiance for visitors and staff alike.

Until the site is up and running, please contact me via my blog to discuss how artplacement can help you with your art rental needs. If your company is based in Sydney, we offer clients a complimentary site visit by our Interior Designer as part of our service.

Orient House embraces Australia’s tribal reference

Emily Pwerle Body Paint hanging at Orient House in Glebe – sitting pretty along side artifacts and Objet D’Art from China and Africa.

The Aboriginal art looks extraordinary amongst glorious furniture items and collectables from Africa, China, 
Indonesia and the South Pacific. There is such a common thread between the tribal aesthetics of each region and the resonance of the art, which sits beautifully with it. Of course the magic styling ever present within the showroom, creates such surprising cameos of colour and texture, sure to excite!!

Fanuli Furniture showcases Aboriginal art

For the past six years, AboriginalArt Interiors has been working closely with Fanuli Furniture in Neutral Bay on Sydney’s Northshore, promoting  gallery quality Aboriginal Artworks in conjunction with their beautiful classic timeless furniture.
Fanuli is a family owned Italian importer and manufacturer of furniture. With a diverse range of stunning modern, contemporary and traditional furniture on the floor, the aboriginal art sits beautifully with all styles and interior tastes and enables customers to clearly visualise how the art will look in their own homes. So many customers comment how invaluable this is when selecting both their furniture and their art.
Covering three vast floors, Fanuli’s showroom displays a broad selection of Aboriginal artworks by well established and emerging indigenous artists, in various styles, colours and sizes.
As part of my service to Fanuli I work with their design team, visiting customers in their homes, sourcing and selecting the ultimate Aboriginal Artwork to grace their homes.

Modern Home magazine reflects beautiful artwork

Check out the September issue of Modern Home magazine, in which there is a 10 page article about my client Jane Kehoe’s beautiful home on Sydney’s Northern beaches.
Jane came to me looking for the prefect piece of Aboriginal Art to compliment her amazing view and very modern sleek home. Together we choose “Body Paint”, a lively and striking large square format painting by Utopia artist Molly Pwerle.
Measuring 1200 × 1200mm, the amazing clear blue and white crispness of this painting off-sets the parred back elegant of the room and the whole inside-outside balance.
In the Master bedroom, Molly’s sister Emily Pwerle’s body paint “Awelye” hangs next to the bed, in bold pinks purples and gold.