200 Aboriginal Artworks Donated to U.S. Institutions by Dennis and Debra Scholl
Miami-based collectors Dennis and Debra Scholl have donated 200 works by contemporary Aboriginal Australian artists to the Frost Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Nevada Museum of Art. Works by Paddy Bedford, Nonggirrnga Marawili, Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, and Gulumbu Yunupingu are included in the donation, which will be shared among the three American institutions per an agreement struck prior to the donation, though some works are officially owned by certain institutions.
Ninety of the works will formally enter the collection of the Frost Art Museum in Miami; 19 more will be added to the Met’s holdings. This is the second major donation from the Scholls, who gave 300 works by contemporary artists to the Pérez Art Museum Miami in 2012.
The Scholls have been collecting Aboriginal art for more than a decade. In a statement, Dennis Scholl, who was recently named the president of ArtCenter/South Florida, said, “This is the longest art-making tradition known to mankind. For these communities, visual arts are a primary means of communication. That visual language, and the cultural stories being conveyed through the work, are an important part of the global conversation.”
Copyright 2017, Art Media ARTNEWS, llc. 110 Greene Street, 2nd Fl., New York, N.Y. 10012. All rights reserved.
International Member News: Aboriginal Art Gallery – Rotterdam
This exhibition called ‘Dreamings’ is all about the dreamtime and tells the stories of how every individual artist sees the country of their ancestors and connects with it. For non-indigenous people it’s sometimes hard to see and understand the spiritual connection this artists have with their country. In ‘Dreamings’ we show visitors the diversity of Aboriginal Art and from different angles. The paintings represent different area’s and are made by Aboriginal artists with different backgrounds, age and education. But with one overall connection, the dreamtime.
Artists that have been painting for this special anniversary exhibition are Arkeria Rose Armstrong, Sarrita and Tarissa King, June Peters and Chantelle Nampijinpa Robertson from Warlukurlangu. Also the artists from Ampilatjwatja, Maningrida and Injalak.
We are also celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year as an professional Aboriginal Art Gallery in Rotterdam the Netherlands.
The exhibition ‘Dreamings’ will officially open on the 7th of October by the Ambassador in the Netherlands, mr. Brett Mason. And will run till the 19 of November.
Kind regards, Michel Arends & Danielle van Dam
Some fantastic international member news sent in my Georgia at Rebecca Hossack –
“Over the European Summer we held our 29th annual Songlines exhibition here at the gallery with a group show of central desert artists – Desert Country was the title. The work was drawn from Papunya Tula, Ikuntji and Warlukurlungu.
In addition to this we have just shown Mavis Marks and Walter Jangala Brown at the Lapada Art and Antiques Fair in Mayfair.”
Further, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery are currently renovating the gallery to expand their dedicated Aboriginal Art Floor. This is being done to celebrate next year’s 30 year anniversary of exhibiting Aboriginal Art at Rebecca Hossack in London.
Aboriginal Art Gallery in Rotterdam, an international AAAA member, is opening a new location.
It’s also the grand opening of their new Gallery in Rotterdam and 10 year anniversary as an Aboriginal Art Gallery. The Australian Ambassador in the Netherlands will do the honour of opening the new Gallery officially! ‘Dreamings’ will be the first exhibition in the new space which will display how different Australian Indigenous art is. Some work from individual artists like the King Sisters, Arkeria Rose Armstrong and Chantelle Nampijinpa Robertson from Warlukurlangu and some work from Warmun and Maningrida and Injalak.
Opening weekend on 7 and 8 October in the new gallery!
Posted 3 July 2017, Artnet News, Reporter: Sarah Cascone
Tourism NT has partnered with Tourism Australia for an upcoming broadcast opportunity out of India – Highway on My Plate. Read More Here…
Posted 28 June 2017, ABC Online Indigenous, Reporter: Louisa Rebgetz
Posted May 13 2017, John McDonald Blog, Reporter: John McDonald
$400,000 has been allocated by the Coalition to strengthen regional cultural ties, starting with an Indigenous project.
Posted May 2 2017, Arts Hub, Reporter: Courtesy Erub Arts Centre
25 February – 26 March 2017
Posted March 1, 2017 PBS Newshour, Reporter: Elizabeth Flock
The New York Times at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Posted September 30 2016, CGTN America, Reporter: Caitlin Seymour-King
Posted September 16 2016, Art Monthly Australasia, Reporter: Caitlin Seymour-King