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Aboriginal Art from Balgo Hills

An exhibtion by the GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig (GRASSI Ethnographical Museum in Leipzig)
13 July to 26 August 2012

Already for the third time, gallery ARTKELCH is guest at the GRASSI Ethnographical Museum in Leipzig with the special exhibition PRO COMMUNITY. After the presentation of three smaller, yet prospering artistic communities from the Western APY Lands, PRO COMMUNITY returns to long-established Australian artist cooperation in 2012. The current exhibition shows a selection of current works by Warlayirti artists, who have fascinated the international art world since the 1980s.

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  • - Bild öffnet sich in einer Vergrößerungsansicht.
  • - Bild öffnet sich in einer Vergrößerungsansicht.

Works from Balgo Hills have a character of their own. This becomes especially evident in the colours scheme that is determined by bright yellows, oranges and reds. Already at a very early stage, figures in art emerged with their own ductus. While some artists paint their country using traditional iconography and classic imprint technique, other artists depict stories from the dreamlands in a much more abstract way. Next to artists, who are still and despite their age convincing with their artist quality and innovational strength, PRO COMMUNITY 2012 aims at also creating a platform for younger artistic generations from Balgo Hills.