Aboriginal painting is 'not mere illustration , but real-time communion with ancestral relations and their sacred geographies'. I was invited to visit 'Revealed', an exhibition and marketplace 'showing and linking emerging Aboriginal artists and arts centres from across WA with audiences and opportunities in Perth'. Launched in 2008 this biennial event is growing each time and it was excellent yesterday to see the 'marketplace' event in the cultural centre teeming with fabulous art and appreciative buyers!
Over at Gallery Central it was a little quieter, allowing for a more detailed study of these amazing art works. The three dimensional aspect in the piece in the first shot depicting freshwater mussels collected from billabongs and rivers was fabulously mesmerizing.
Aboriginal artwork is unique in so many ways, bringing families, 'grandmothers, mothers, aunties and children together to paint and share laughter and stories'.
I heard Aboriginal art once described as 'history, written by the people'.. it sounds right! The 'Revealed' exhibition will be showing at Gallery Central until the 9th of May, so worth a visit if you happen to be in Perth.. Can't believe the weekend is overs already, Perth you're exhausting me :) Happy Monday, take care and stay safe...p.s. I told you it was special!