Aboriginal Art in the US


The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia website

June 2 – September 9, 2018

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.

Harvey Art Projects USA, Ketchum, ID

Winter Blue
February 12 – March 8, 2018

This group exhibition Winter Blue featuring selected artists from South Australia and Western Australia. It might be mid winter in Sun Valley asthe snow falls and the temperatures plummet, but there is nothing ‘blue’ about this beautiful new exhibit. These paintings exude everything that is the very best in Australian Indigenous art. As masterful expressions of country and the rich stories embedded within, this exhibit features works by established artists Ray Ken, Wakartu Cory Surprise, Nyarapayi Giles, Esther Giles & Pepai Jangala Carroll.

Harvey Art Projects USA, Ketchum, ID

Nyarapayi Giles: Warmurrungu
March 7 – April 15, 2018

This long awaited US debut solo exhibit for Western Australian artist Nyarapayi Giles, highlights a beautiful selection of paintings depicting the sacred site called ‘Warmurrungu’ near Karku, her birthplace. Giles’ paintings have a vigor that is unparalleled in Western Desert painting. Her canvasses explode with color as her brushwork reconnects to her ancestral story. The concentric circles that dominate Nyarapayi’s paintings represent the ochre-laden feathers of the emu reaching down and digging in the pit. The art becomes the country, the tale dictates its pattern and the circle completes itself in this unique expression of her Emu Tjukurpa. Nyarapayi Giles’ works explores her country and associated tjukurpa in an exquisite and unique expression of color and movement. Nyarapayi has gained recognition as a key artist in the contemporary indigenous arts world. Her works are collected by collectors and institutions around Australia and internationally.

Booker-Lowe Gallery, Houston, TX

Colour of the Country:Australian Aboriginal Paintings from Deserts to Coasts

Through April 30, 2018 – consult website for hours

Australia’s indigenous art history is filled with imagery painted in natural pigments on rocks and cave walls, tree bark and wooden objects, as well as in the sand and on human bodies for ceremony. Aboriginal artists today are known worldwide for their complex and colorful patterns on canvas. Colours includes new works that capture the rich and varied palettes of the deserts in bloom, the underwater worlds of the northern edge of the Great Barrier Reef, the endless night skies – and the Dreamtime stories that belong to their ancestral lands.


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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.


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.