‘Painting Now’ – Peindre aujourd’hui en terres aborigènes Exhibition, France.

Ended — at 55 Rue du 329ème RI, 76620 Le Havre, France

Eunice Napanangka Jack, Kuruyultu , 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 101.5 x 122 cm © The Artist - Courtesy of Ikuntji Artists

Ikuntji artists are excited to be part of ‘Painting Now’ exhibition, to be held in France in July 2021.

As part of the Australia Now France 2021 campaign organised the Australian Embassy in France and DFAT, the city of Le Havre is hosting a curated exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal paintings, with the objective to present an overview of contemporary Aboriginal painting as practiced in traditional communities and allow the French public.

Celebrating the richness and dynamism of contemporary Aboriginal painting, the exhibition brings together works from Aboriginal communities spread across the country continent, from South Australia to Arnhem Land, including the Red Center, the western deserts and the Kimberley.

Organized by IDAIA in close collaboration with the artists, their cooperatives and a team of aboriginal exhibition curators, the exhibition offers to explore the cultural, political and economic issues for artists, and to acquire works belonging to an approach to support the ethical and sustainable sector of Aboriginal art.

Exceptionally hosted by the Municipal Archives of the City of Le Havre, this exhibition is offered as part of the Australian Stopover alongside the exhibitions of the Museum and the Art and History Museums , thus making Le Havre a heritage destination. exceptional 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 offered by IDAIA at the Galerie Incarnato  : Painting your culture. Contemporary Aboriginal artists . Through a selection of paintings, sculptures and painted objects, this exhibition explores how artists incorporate their culture into their works, whether in wood, ceramic or canvas, and how each object tells a story.

Dates : 10 July – 7th November 2021

Venue : Fort de Tourneville

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55 Rue du 329ème RI, 76620 Le Havre, France
55 Rue du 329ème RI, 76620 Le Havre, France

IDAIA, France
Solenne Ducos-Lamotte