Aboriginal Art in the US

Exhibitions

Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

A Place in the Country: Australian Aboriginal Paintings website

October 1, 2016 – June 5, 2017

This exhibition presents a concise selection of paintings by Aboriginal Australian female artists, drawn from the collection of Martha Hesse Dolan and Robert E. Dolan. Inspired by the 2015 exhibition, No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting, which was organized by the Nevada Museum of Art, the Nevada-based couple began researching Aboriginal Australian art, and acquiring work by female artists, as well as collaborative work or group projects.






Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans, LA

Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia website
August 1, 2016 – January 13, 2017

Marking the Infinite features works by the following contemporary women artists from Aboriginal Australia: Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yununpingu, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Carlene West, and Regina Pilawuk Wilson.

The works are drawn from the collection of Miami-based collectors and philanthropists Debra and Dennis Scholl. Marking the Infinite will be the second major touring exhibition of Aboriginal Australian art drawn from the Scholl’s collection, following the highly successful exhibition of male painters, No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting, on tour during 2015-16. Marking the Infinite originated at the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno.






Embassy of Australia, Washington, DC

No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting website
September 29, 2016 – February, 2017

No Boundaries presents the work of nine trailblazing artists who were inspired by their ancient cultural traditions to forge one of the most dynamic painting movements of recent times. The exhibition will be comprised of more than 75 paintings produced between 1992 and 2012.

Created at the frontier where Indigenous and Western cultures meet, these paintings speak across cultures, a reminder that contemporary art comes from all corners of the globe. This exhibition offers the very first opportunity for U.S. audiences to view these artists’ works in depth, featuring a stunning selection from each period in their careers. Although rarely seen in the U.S., these artists stand at the vanguard of global contemporary art practice.






Harvey Art Projects USA, Ketchum, ID

Selected Works from the Painting Room website
November 15 – December 20, 2016

This exhibition highlights paintings by leading artists from Australia’s Western Desert and East Arnhem Land. These rich and vibrant works depict specific ceremonial & cultural practices.

Established in 1972 in the Western Desert is the highly regarded Papunya Tula artists. The high standard of the work and its unmistakable and powerful style has resulted in the Papunya Tula artists being represented in most public galleries, major museums, institutions and many large private collections within Australia as well as overseas. The Papunya Tula painting style derives directly from the artists’ knowledge of traditional body and sand painting associated with ceremony.

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Center is located in Northeast Arnhem Land in a small Aboriginal community called Yirrkala. It consists of two divisions; the Yirrkala Art Center which represents Yolngu artists exhibiting and selling contemporary art and The Mulka Project which acts as a digital production studio and archiving center incorporating the Museum. This exhibit showcases striking ceremonial poles and unique bangarra boards.






Booker-Lowe Gallery, Houston, TX

Fresh Paint: New Works by Australian Aboriginal Artists from Yuendumu website
Through December 17 – consult website for hours

During our “open hours,” we will be popping the cork on Aussie bubbly, and showcasing paintings by Warlpiri masters and emerging artists known worldwide for their complex and colorful works depicting their desert landscapes and ancient Dreaming stories. Among these timeless gifts for your walls, you will find paintings ranging from bold abstracts to little jewels that capture the country- and its flora and fauna- on canvas.






Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX

In the Dreamtime…Australian Aboriginal Paintings from the Booker-Lowe Gallery website
September 23, 2016 – January 7, 2017

Indigenous people inhabited Australia for at least 40,000 years prior to European exploration. They developed hundreds of languages, as well as complex Creation myths or “Dreamings,” which defined the actions and relationships of ancestral beings – both human and animal – to the land and to one another, and dictated codes of conduct.

In the Dreamtime… features over two dozen works by contemporary Australian Aboriginal artists from a variety of settlements, giving viewers a comprehensive glimpse into the oldest contemporary art in the world.





Events

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Galleries

Booker-Lowe Gallery, Houston, TX
Founded in 2002, Booker-Lowe is one of a handful of American art galleries showcasing Australia’s internationally-acclaimed indigenous art. The gallery offers its individual clients, interior designers and architects, corporations and institutions, quality original artworks, whether for the living room or the board room.

Harvey Art Projects, USA, Ketchum, ID
Based in Sun Valley, Idaho and presenting events in New York, Los Angeles, & San Francisco, Harvey Art Projects is an organization dedicated to developing cultural awareness, understanding and appreciation of the finest Aboriginal Art in America through regular exhibitions and satellite events. Founder Julie Harvey is an arts professional with over twenty years of experience in Australia an the United States.

Pollon Art, New York, NY
Pollon Art was founded as a means to bridge the gap between North American collectors and the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art market. Pollon Art offers clients intimate knowledge and experience in these fields, gathered through extensive professional experience in both the primary and secondary art markets. Founder, Miriam Grundy, brings to the US art market a fresh and highly intuitive approach to collecting Aboriginal art, matching the values and identity of the client, collection or space with artworks and artists that reflect these. The Pollon Art experience is underscored by the belief that genuine relationships, and collaborative and informed decision-making brings the best results. Based in New York City and Beverly Hills, Pollon Art provides tailored advisory services to private clients, as well as curated public exhibitions from some of the most compelling artists, past and present.





Resources

The Kelton Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Kelton Foundation promotes the stewardship, enhancement and understanding of art, maritime history and man’s relationship with the sea through its collections of maritime art, navigational instruments, China Trade art and objects, Pacific ethnographic materials, Australian Aboriginal art and other fine and ethnographic art related to these fields.