Spirit Gallery has received over 40 new pieces from the Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu this week, and all our now available online and in store.
Warlukurlangu Artists is one of the longest running and most successful Aboriginal owned art centres in Central Australia. It has a national and international profile and its art has been featured in hundreds of exhibitions and publications in Australia and around the world.
Warlukurlangu means ‘belonging to fire’ in the local language, Warlpiri, and is named after a fire dreaming site west of Yuendumu.
Spirit Gallery has been working closely with the Warlukurlangu Artists for over a decade now and is proud to continue showcasing their works locally and abroad.
Check out the Warlukurlangu works- https://www.spiritgallery.com.au/aboriginal-art/Warlukurlangu-Artists
An awesome batch of new Earl Clements Didgeridoos and artwork has arrived and is now online. A popular maker at Spirit Gallery, Earl is a rare talent who can produce both high quality didgeridoos and intricate detailed artwork.
This is the first time Earl has painted for us the fine rarrked style of Western Arnhem Land on a different medium ( i.e. acrylic on canvas). In these paintings Earl depicts the freshwater, saltwater and land animals of the top end of Australia in the classic crosshatch style of the Western region of Arnhem Land, close to where he resides.
We are also excited to announce Earl has decided that Spirit Gallery will be the exclusive store where his artwork and didgeridoos are found. After having worked with Earl for many years we have developed a very close and productive relationship and are extremely excited he has trusted us with showcasing his talents to the world.
Having his didgeridoos alongside Australia’s other top didge makers and having his artwork in Sydney’s largest and busiest Aboriginal arts and crafts store will be a win-win. So what are you waiting for? Check out the Earl Clements Didgeridoos and Earl Clements Artwork.
Spirit Gallery is pleased to announce we will now be stocking a range of works from talented Indigenous artist, Anthony Walker.
A Gurreng Gurreng/Yiman man from Queensland Anthony is multi award winning Indigenous artist and performer. He has been painting for over 20 years having inherited stories from his grandparents.
His works are held in numerous public and private collections. Anthony recently completed the prestigious Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Leadership Program at the National Gallery of Australia and is currently residing in Sydney where he has taken the role of Aboriginal Arts officer for Regional Arts NSW.
Check out Anthony’s work – www.spiritgallery.com.au/aboriginal-art/anthony-walker
The 3.1 metre Heartland Didgeridoo, the longest didgeridoo we have ever had in the store, has found a new home far far away in Egersund Norway and is now proudly displayed there in the Kakadu store. It has already created a lot of interest with a local newspaper already running a feature on it.
Our Norwegian friend Eivind who visits Australia every year and who already has quite an impressive collection of didgeridoos from Spirit Gallery could not resist this monster didge when he came face to face with it in the gallery. Check out Eivind with his new toy and its final resting place in Norway.
Thanks also to Sandy and Lee Harden, our American friends who purchased the other favourite Spirit Gallery piece of 2013 – the dot painted bench. This bench was painted by 10 individual artists from the Keringke Art Centre in the remote community of Santa Teresa in the central Australian desert. Each artist painted a different piece and once assembled we had one of the most remarkable pieces of Aboriginal Art we have seen. Check it out!
Some beautiful Earl Clements didgeridoos have arrived including some amazing flared and bell end didges, all painted in the classic Western Arnhem Land style.
Earl is a hard working one man operartion. He is the didge cutter, crafter and the artist.
Check out some photos of Earl sweating away in Australia’s top end on a didge making expedition for Spirit Gallery.
Over the last few weekends we have had the pleasure of having traditional desert artist Lynette Corby Nungarrayi painting at Spirit Gallery.
Born in 1958 Lynette Corby Nungarrayi began painting around 1990. She is a vital member of the Watiyawanu Artists of Amunturrngu Aboriginal Community Corporation.
Lynette Corby works in several mediums, as well as painting in acrylics and screen-printing onto garments. She is also a former assistant teacher of Luritja, her traditional language.
Lynette’s paintings have gained considerable following, and her work has been part of several exhibitions, including the 2003 Telstra Awards Survey Show.
Lynette was chosen for the 20th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award Survey Exhibition. The painting, Women’s Law and Culture Meeting at Mt Liebig, is now in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Her works feature in many collections, both here in Australia and overseas.
She regularly paints in the gallery on her visits to Sydney, so if you are in the neighbourhood why not drop in and check out her work.
Rex has now been working with Spirit Gallery for over a year and we have forged a great relationship. His work is immensely popular, in particular his milky way dreaming.
Rex is a descendent of the Kamilaroi/Gumilaroi nation. His work blends the traditional with the modern often using a unique mix of colours not often seen in Aboriginal art.
A talented contemporary Aboriginal artist known for his precise dotwork and striking compositions, Rex has chosen Spirit Gallery to be his main commercial gallery.
Rex is available to do custom works in all sizes and styles. Contact the gallery for more information. See some of his work here http://www.spiritgallery.com.au/aboriginal-art/Rex-Winston-Walford
Rex was a finalist in the NSW Parliament Indigenous Art Prize in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and again in 2011 where he was commended. Rex was also a finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art award 2008 and recently in 2012 completed a large original piece for the Taree courthouse with his images also being used throughout the building.
The 2012 Melbourne Didgeridoo and Cultural Festival will be on Saturday the 3th March. The event will run from 11am to 10pm at Mia Mia Gallery located in Westerfolds Park, Templestowe.
The festival will be a day long celebration and showcase of one of the world’s oldest wind instruments, the didgeridoo. It will be a day of entertainment for the whole family with stalls, workshops, activities and a concert featuring world-class performers and musicians.
We will be sending a couple of the team down there. With everyone’s support we can make this years event even bigger and better. See u down there!!!!
Spirit Gallery has launched its website. On these pages you will find a fantastic collection of Aboriginal art and an impressive collection of music quality didgeridoos.
There is artwork to suit all tastes and budgets with small pieces up to very large showcase pieces. We put fair margins on our work and keep them affordable ensuring good turnover for artist and fair prices for the art buyer .
Spirit Gallery is also the local hub for didgeridoo players in Sydney. We have spent the last five years scanning the country for every notable didgeridoo craftsmen and we finally think we have found them all.
Having hundreds of instruments at any one time and the top didgeridoo makers all under the one roof has allowed us to create what is considered by many to be the finest collection of didgeridoos in the county and for that matter in the world!!! We have didgeridoos to suit all tastes, styles and budgets. We are now proud to present this collection online.
Over the coming weeks and months we will continue to work on the site adding more didgeridoos, artwork and constantly keeping it fresh and updated. Stay tuned for more!!