Painting Now – Peindre aujourd’hui en terres aborigènes, Le Havre
- Art exhibitions
Celebrating the rich diversity and dynamism of contemporary Aboriginal painting, the exhibition brings together works from Aboriginal communities spread across the country, from South Australia to Arnhem Land, including the red centre, the western deserts and the Kimberley.
Organised by IDAIA with the artists, their cooperatives and Aboriginal curators, the exhibition offers to explore the cultural, political and economic issues for artists, and to acquire artworks supporting the ethical and sustainable Aboriginal art sector.
Hosted exceptionally by the Municipal Archives of the City of Le Havre, this exhibition is proposed as part of the Australian Stopover alongside the exhibitions of the Natural History Museum and the Museums of Art and History, making Le Havre an exceptional heritage destination for Aboriginal and contemporary Australian art between June and November 2021.
From September 18 to November 7, a second, more intimate exhibition will also be presented by IDAIA at the Incarnato Gallery: “Painting Culture – Contemporary Aboriginal Artists”. Through a selection of paintings, sculptures and painted objects, this exhibition explores how artists incorporate their culture into their work, whether in wood, ceramic or canvas, and how each object tells a story.
Eunice Napanangka Jack, Kuruyultu, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 101.5 x 122 cm © The Artist – Courtesy of Ikuntji Artists
Deborah Wurrkidj – Buluwana at Dilebang (detail) 2018 – 127 x 42 cm – © The Artist – Courtesy Maningrida Arts & Culture