Monthly Archives: September 2018

Kamakura, Japan – shrines, garden temples

 

 

The peony garden at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū, Kamakura, Japan

 

Recently my two sons were on a brief trip to Tokyo and decided to go down to the coastal city of Kamakura to see the iconic ‘Kotoku-in’ temple Buddha. (30km south east) This monumental bronze statue was completed in 1243 having a commanding  height of 13.37 metres and situated in a picturesque location surrounded by lush hills and wooded mountains overlooking the ocean. They also did some hiking along some of the many ancient trails winding through the undulating terrain to randomly discover some of the traditional Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines of Kamakura, not really knowing much about their existence or history prior to their visit. Eventually the trails descended down the hillside into the valleys where they honed in on the famous Hasedera temple complex and its stunning gardens, halfway down the side of Mount Kamakura. Steeped in history, this location dates back to 736 AD and naturally I was thrilled and intrigued to study the images that were sent as I also had limited knowledge about this place. Hase Dera is still an active Buddhist centre and collective chanting of the monks can be heard reverberating in the hills along with the great Ogune bell.

 

Iconic Amida Buddha in the Kotoku-in Temple at Kamakura

Amida Buddha at the ‘Kotoku-in’ Temple in Kamakura

“Namu Amida Butsu” (I take refuge in Amitabha Buddha)

 

 

Hasa-Dera--Benten Kutsu rock carving cave temple Goddess playing lute

Benten Kutsu rock carving

Hasa Dera, Kamakura

 

 

Zeniarai Benten Shrine entrance

Zeniarai Benten Shrine entrance

Kamakura, Japan

 

Ankokuron ji-Kamakura Buddha photo by Tarourashima

Ankokuron ji – Kamakura Buddha

Wikimedia photo by Tarourashima

 

Meigetsu in Kamakura-Sand-GardenThe-rock-garden

Meigetsu in Kamakura – Sand Garden with large rocks

 

 

Hase Dera temple

 

 

 

Hase Dera Temple garden koi pond Kamakura

Hase Dera Temple garden koi pond

 

 

 Carved stone Komainu lion dog guardian, Kamakura

 

 

 

Jomyo-ji,Temple Zen sand garden

Zen sand garden – ‘Jomyo ji ‘ temple

Kamakura

 

Meigetsu Main Hall round window

 

 

Zen Buddhist monk figurine porcelain

Porcelain Zen Buddhist monk figurine

late Imperial Palace Museum

 

 

Shariden at Engaku-ji in Kamakura, Japan

Shariden (Hall of sacred relics) at Engaku ji in Kamakura

Ibontxo flickr

 

 

Butsuzo, a small Buddhist statue-of-a-monk-in-prayer

Butsuzo, a small Buddhist statue

 

 

Statue of Buddha at the Tokei-ji, Kita-kamakura

Statue of Buddha at the Tokei-ji

Kita-kamakura

 

Benten Kutsu Cave

Benten Kutsu Cave — Bas relief of Gyūba dōji

 

 

Kamakura Mountain ave where Nichiren-hid from his persecutors

Entrance to Kamakura Mountain cave where Nichiren hid from his persecutors

 

 

Kamakura-Buddha statue-Tokeiji Temple

Kamakura garden Buddha statue, Tokeiji Temple

 

 

Kamakura dragon sculptures

Kamakura dragon sculptures

 

 

Buddha carved into tree trunk

Buddha carved into tree trunk, Hase Dera

 

 

Togeji temple monks, Kamakura, Japan

Togeji temple monks, Kamakura, Japan

 

Saba Stone at Tokeji Temple

 

A woman with a kite. The God of good luck and wise choices Fukurokuju with a crane by Utagawa Kuniyosh

Woman with a kite. The God of good luck and wise choices Fukurokuju with a crane by Utagawa Kuniyosh

 

 

 

Kamakura – Benzaiten Statue

 

 

Jizo sculpture, Kamakura

 

 

Ogune at the Engaku-ji temple in Kamakura

‘Ogune’ bell at the Engaku-ji temple in Kamakura

 

 

 Bodhisattva statue

 

Buddhas feet fountain

Stone fountain with Buddha’s feet, Kamakura

 

 

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 Jizo statue at Zuirokusan Engaku Kōshō Zenji , or Engaku-ji, one of the most important Zen Buddhist temple complexes in Japan

Photo – Ron Reznick

 

 

Benzaiten-Goddess of all that flows

‘Benzaiten’ – Goddess of all that flows

Kamakura

 

Fukurokuju stone statue at Kamakura

‘Fukurokuju’ statue at Kamakura –  sage God of Wealth, Happiness, Longevity,  Fertility and Virtue. His legend originated from an old Chinese tale about a mythical Chinese Taoist hermit.

 

 

Buddha with namaskara mudra

Seated Buddha with namaskara greeting mudra

 

 

Moss covered, carved Buddha monuments.

 

 

Kamakura Buddha statue

Kamakura Buddha statue

 

Zeniarai Benten Shrine-Kamakura

Zeniarai Benten Shrine, Hase Dera

This cave shrine has a flowing natural spring. Centre statue above is ‘Benzaiten’ – Goddess of all that flows (Also known in India as Saraswati)

 

 

Benten-Kutsu-Cave-Statues

Benten Kutsu Cave Statues

 

Kamakura Jizo stone carving

Jizo statue, Hasa Dera gardens

 

Hase Dera temple, Kamakura, Japan

Hase Dera temple, Kamakura

 

Kamakura hydrangea flowers in bloom--Hase Dera temple, Japan

Kamakura hydrangea flowers

 

 

Kuan Yin-Kamakura Jufuku-Zenji-oldest Zen temple in Kamakura,

Kannon (Kuan Yin) carved from camphor wood and gilded in gold. The 30ft tall statue has 11 heads, each of which represents a different phase in the search for enlightenment. According to legend, the statue is one of two images of Kannon carved by a monk named Tokudō in 721. The camphor tree was so large that he  carved two statues with it. One was enshrined in the city of NaraYamato Province, while the other was set adrift in the sea to find the place with which it had a karmic connection. The statue washed ashore on Nagai Beach near Kamakura in the year 734.  The statue was immediately brought to Kamakura where a temple was built to honor it.

Jufuku Zenji — the oldest Zen temple in Kamakura

 

Hase Kannon Kamakura temple, Japan

Hase Kannon Kamakura temple

 

 

Meigetsu Zen Temple  ‘karesansui’  –  garden of raked sand, rocks and plants representing legendary Buddhist Mount Shumi

Kamakura

 

 

Hase Dera garden Jizo statue

 

 Bamboo grove at Houkokuji temple, Kamakura

Bamboo grove at Houkokuji temple, Kamakura

 

 

Komainu at-the Zeniarai Benzaiten Shrine,-Kamakura, Japan

Lion dog guardian Komainu at-the Zeniarai Benzaiten Shrine

Kamakura, Japan

 

Japanese Meiji Period satsuma porcelain vase with multiple characters in high relief

Japanese Meiji Period satsuma porcelain vase with multiple characters in high relief. Japanese luck god, Fukurokuju at the front

 

 

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Jizo Buddha carved relief. Kamakura Tenen hiking trail marker

 

 

 

 Buddha statues among the bamboo forest at Hokokuji Temple, Kamakura

Photo Michael Pasquali

 

 

japan-koyasan-okunoin-cemetery-stone-monumentsStone-monuments-representing-the-five-elements-of-the-universe

Koyasa Okunoin cemetery stone monuments representing the five elements of the universe

Photo Michael Pasquali

 

 

Japan Kamakura temple decoration

 Kamakura temple decoration

 

Kamakura golden Yakuyoke Amida Nyorai

Kamakura golden Yakuyoke Amida Nyorai

 

 

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Standing statue of Nichiren at the location of his Hut, Kamakura

Nichren spread the teachings of the Lotus Sutra which contained the highest truth of Buddhist teachings and represents the effective teaching for the Third Age of Buddhism. Nichiren held the belief that social and political peace are dependent on the quality of belief systems upheld in a nation. Religious practice can be reduced to the recitation of the Sutra’s title — Nam myoho renge kyo which encompasses all Buddhist teachings and its recitation leads to enlightenment. He taught that the historical Gautama Buddha was a manifestation of an eternal and all-pervading Buddha-nature, the existence and manifestation of such Buddha-nature is equally accessible to all, and those who embrace the Sutra must propagate it, regardless of persecution.

 

 

 

Kamakura-Hansobo-Shrine guardian

Hansobo Shrine guardian, Kamakura

 

 

 Contemplation Koi Kamakura   

 Contemplation Koi, Kamakura

 

 

Tree roots on Kamakura trail

 

 

Kitsune Fox keeper of a Shinto chapel, Kamakura

Kitsune Fox keeper of a Shinto chapel, Kamakura

 

 

Zeniarai Benten Shrine, Hase Dera

Zeniarai Benten Shrine, Hase Dera

 

 

Engakuji Temple, dragon relief, wood carving

Kamakura

 

 

Porcelain sculpture Fukurokuju---Japan---first half 20th century

Porcelain sculpture of Fukurokuju—Japan

First half 20th century

 

Kamakura Late Autumn Buddha

 

 

Taishakuten Lord of the Center,-Kamakura, Japan

Taishakuten, Lord of the Center with four guardians

Kamakura

 

 

Jizo stone statues, Kamakura

Jizo stone statues

 

Bronze Prayer Wheels

 

 

Kamakura Zen Garden

Hasa Dera pond

 

 

 

 

Lava glaze eruption at Mid Century

 

mid century pottery 1960's-1970's Fat-lava vase by Strehla, E.Germany

Fat lava vase by Strehla, E.Germany  60s – 70s

 

 

Lava glazes that amaze

 

The Lava glaze ceramics of the 60’s were an extension of the Bauhaus design concept of creating affordable decorative arts for mass consumption during the middle of the 20th century. The manufacturing process was simplified with the use of pottery casting molds and the application of a diverse variety of glazes by the enamelers and glaze technicians. This was combined with applying integrated craft procedures to produce large numbers that maintained an aesthetic appeal of high quality. The first “lava”glaze appeared in 1967, coinciding with the sixties “summer of love”, so the bold colors, textures and vivid abstract styles were really in harmony with the spirit of the era.
The repetitive pottery forms of the mold created industrial vessels were given more distinctive features by the enamelers, who were encouraged to be adventurous and experimental with their decorations, particularity after the introduction of the foamy, dripping, rich textural Fat Lava glazes in the early 70’s and was instrumental in helping to redefine the vase in a modern, sculptural context. The Fat Lava glazes at this time, in French Vallauris, became a sublime match with the studio hand built, ‘free form’ modernist ceramics.

 

Fat Lava Wadersloh---Walter Gerhards red glaze vase with brutalist Fat Lava motif

Walter Gerhards red glaze vase with brutalist Fat Lava motif

Fat Lava Wadersloh – flickr

 

This remarkable era of design freedom unleashed structural geometric reliefs, contrasted with smooth glazes in black, blue and red, providing a vibrant decorative language for  the abstracted modernist forms. An exotic plethora of other imaginative combinations of textures and colour were also abundantly evident. The use of lava glazes heralded the emergence of a more eccentric aesthetic along with other forays into  reactive, evocative ceramic designs. The rugged surface craters that appeared in the glazes were symbiotic with the lunarscapes of the sixties space exploration and lava clad Sputnik shapes were even created by the German designers. This flamboyant Mid Century phase of ceramic art spurned a wave of affordable modern decor designs which also included inspiring contributions from Italy, USA, Spain, UK and Scandinavia.

 

 

Ingvil Havrevold lava glaze pottery vessel

Ingvil Havrevold lava glaze pottery vessel

 

 

Ruscha Pompeii lava glaze vessel with twin handles

Ruscha ‘Pompeii’ lava glaze vessel

 

 

Retro Pottery-Stunning West German fat lava Vase

West German fat lava ribbed Vase

 

 

Scheruich Ceramic Tall Lava Glaze Vase with Relief Bull and Volcanos-Assemblage , Chicago

 Tall Lava Glaze Vase with Relief Bull and Volcano’s  –  Scheruich

Assemblage , Chicago

 

 

 

Scheurich 291-20 LORA Vase West German Pottery Fat Lava

Scheurich 291-20 Lora Fat Lava Vase

West German Pottery

 

1950s-Mid Century Vase-–-Bay Keramik

Mid Century lava glaze Vase-–-Bay Keramik

1950’s

 

 

Scheurich-517-45 Fat Lava---Floor Vase---Fat Lava Wadersloh

Scheurich 517-45 Fat Lava glaze Floor Vase

Fat Lava Wadersloh – flickr

 

 

 

Scheurich-520-28-red-lava-glaze modernist vase - 60s

Scheurich  520-28 red drip lava glaze vase

60’s

 

 

 

XL-Ruscha 3D Wall Plate

Ruscha ceramic panel wall art

 

 

 

Fat Lava glaze planter

Fat Lava glaze planter

 

 

Large Lava glaze Colorful Ceramic Table-or-Floor Lamp by Melior

Large Lava glaze colorful Ceramic table or floor lamp by Melior

Height 28 inches

 

 

Fat Lava Ceramic Owl Table Lamp----1st-Didbs--24inches

Fat Lava Ceramic Owl Table Lamp – 70s

1st Didbs — 24inches height

 

 

1970s-Large Avacado Green Lava Glazed West-German-Pottery Floor-Vase by Carstens-Atelier

Large Avacado Green Lava Glazed  Pottery Floor Vase by Carstens

1970’s  West Germany

 

 

Ovoid Pottery Drip Glazed Vase Shape Table Lamp-Red and Yellow

Red and Yellow ovoid pottery drip glazed vase shape table Lamp

 

 

Ettore Sottsass ceramic tableware for Bitossi

Ettore Sottsass ceramic tableware for Bitossi

 

 

italy-italie-Sgraffito-vintage-Fratelli Fanciullacci

Vintage sgraffito lava glazed pitcher – Fratelli Fanciullacci, Italy

 

 

Helmut-Schäffenacke lave glaze vase

Helmut Schäffenacke lave glaze vase

 

 

 

West German Bay-67-17 fat lava vase

West German Bay-67-17 fat lava vase

 

 

Bay West-Germany vase-model 102 18-Fat lava Mid-century

Bay – Vase model 102 18-Fat lava Mid-century

West Germany

 

Lava glaze Vase by Marius Bessone,-Vallauris--12inches-1stDibs

Lava glaze Vase by Marius Bessone

Vallauris 12inches – 1stDibs

 

 

Carstens-1960s-Floorvase-–-Mid-Century-Home Décor-–-German-Pottery-WGP-–-Large-–-Relief-–-Fat-Lava--everglaze

Carstens 1960s Large relief  fat lava Floorvase-–-Mid-Century

Everglaze

 

 

Carstens Luxus Vase designed by-Peter Dieter

Vintage Carstens ‘Luxus’ Vase designed by-Peter Dieter

 

 

Carstens Tönnieshof vase - 7607-20

Carstens Tönnieshof vase – 7607-20

 

Ceramano-229---219---Decor Syrakus ceramic lava glaze jugs

Ceramano 229—219—Decor Syrakus ceramic lava glaze jugs

 

 

Ceramano 'Koralle' Fat Lava Vase West German Pottery---

Ceramano ‘Koralle’ Fat Lava Vase

West German Pottery

 

 

Chocolate lava cups Mid Century

Chocolate lava cups Mid Century

 

Vallauris modernist vase - lava drip glaze

Vallauris modernist vase – lava drip glaze

France

 

 

Fat lava ceramic bottle - Emons & Sohn Keramic-West Germany, 1960s

Fat lava ceramic bottle – Emons & Sohn Keramic

West Germany, 1960’s

 

 

ES Keramik 70s-West German Pottery vessel

ES Keramik

70’s West German Pottery

 

 

Fat Lava Vase-–-Jopeko-404-12-–-Green White with Thick Crust-–-1950s-1960s-Everglaze

Fat Lava Vase-–-Jopeko-404-12-–-Green White with Thick Crust

Everglaze  – 1950’s – 1960’s

 

 

Floor vase designed by Gerda Heuckeroth in 1963--Carstens Tönnieshof

Floor vase designed by Gerda Heuckeroth

1963 — Carstens Tönnieshof

Fat Lava Wadersloh – flickr

 

 

Fat Lava Vase – VEB Haldensleben Label – ocean green white black & brown – 1960s 1970s – East German Mid Century Pottery – Brutalist Style

Brutalist Style Fat Lava Vase – VEB Haldensleben Label – ocean green white black & brown

1960’s – 1970’s – East German Mid Century Pottery

 

 

French Ceramic Vase by Marius Besson,-Vallauris

French Ceramic Vase by Marius Besson

Vallauris

 

Gallery_hero_il_fullxfull. French Cyclope Emaux Des Glacier,Lava glaze

 French Cyclope Emaux Des Glacier, lava glaze pitcher

Gallery Hero Il_Fullxfull

 

 

Glazed Lava Bottle Vase by Scheurich Keramic---IstDibs

Glazed Lava bottle geometric motif vase by Scheurich Keramic

IstDibs

 

 

Lava fountain eruption of Mt Etna volcano

Lava fountain eruption of Mt Etna volcano, Italy

 

 

 

Jopeko 70s West German Pottery Modernist Pop Art Space Age Fat Lava Vase. 11 cms

Jopeko Modernist  Space Age Fat Lava Vase. 11 cms

70’s West German Pottery

 

 

Jopeko Modernist  Fat Lava Vase. 11 cms

Jopeko Modernist  Fat Lava Vase

West Germany

 

 

 

Red-black Marei Fat Lava vase

Red and black Marei Fat Lava vase

 

 

Jopeko Keramik West German Pottery Fat Lava Modern Mid Century

Jopeko Keramik West German Pottery Fat Lava vase with handle

 

 

Lava glaze abstract motif mid century vase

Lava glaze abstract motif mid century vase

Lapid Pottery, Israel

 

 

Large 1960s San Marino-Italian Art Pottery Raymor Vase

Large San Marino Italian Art Pottery Raymor Vase

1960’s

 

 

La RoueVery tall and elegant Vase by the La Roue studio Vallauris. Glazed with a Lava type Glaze with enamelled floral decor.

Tall and elegant Vase by the La Roue studio Vallauris. Glazed with a Lava type Glaze and enameled floral decor.

 

 

Jean Besnard Earthenware Vase,-circa1930

Jean Besnard Earthenware Vase

circa 1937

 

Scheurich large lava vase-West-Germany

Scheurich large lava vase West Germany

 

 

Scheurich fat lava vase, yellow with black stripes

Scheurich fat lava vase, yellow with black stripes

 

 

Scheurich-420-54---21 vase with handle Black lava glaze on red

Scheurich-420-54—21 vase with handle,  Black lava glaze leaves on on red

Fat Lava Wadersloh – flickr

 

Scheurich 70s Vintage West German Fat Lava Floor Vase. 517-30. Measures 30 cms.

Scheurich 70’s Vintage West German Fat Lava Floor Vase.

Height 30 cms.

 

 

Scheurich lava glaze vase with horses notif

Scheurich lava glaze vase with horses motif

 

 

Pair of vintage table lamps with lava glaze patterns

Pair of vintage table lamps with lava glaze patterns

1st Dibs

 

 

Marius Giuge Vallauris Huge and heavy Amphora style vase from the Marius Giuge Pottery in Vallauris, France. Marked to the base 1965 and initialled MR. Glazed with a drip glaze, achieve

Marius Giuge huge and heavy classical style vase with drip lava glaze

Vallauris

 

 

Marei-2003-lava-glaze bottle

Marei lava glaze bottle

2003

 

 

Scheurich blauster lava glaze vase -- West-German-Pottery

Scheurich baluster lava glaze vase — West-Germany

 

 

Flambouyant Vallauris vases

Vallauris Fat Lava glaze vases

 

 

Faceted Turquoise lava glaze lamp base

Faceted Turquoise lava glaze lamp base

Vintage Lab

 

 

I had one of those “whoa” moments when I saw this abandoned 60’s relic perilously perched on top of a junk bin at a home reno in my neighborhood. Still in superb condition, it has now been retired to my balcony.

 

 

 

Kreutz-Keramik German jug vase ceramic lava 60s 70s mid-century WGP - Designclassics

Kreutz Keramik German jug vase ceramic lava 60s – 70s mid-century

Designclassics

 

 

Vase in Brown with a Light Glaze by Jørgen Mogensen, 1960s

Vase in Brown with a Light foam Glaze by Jørgen Mogensen

1960’s

 

 

 

Vallauris ecume de mer glaze vase-1960's

Vallauris ecume de mer glaze vase – 1960’s

LCT Home

 

 

Vintage 60s 70s Mid Century Modern Drip Lava Glazed Ceramic Table Lamp etsy

Vintage 60s –  70s Mid Century Modern Drip Lava Glazed Ceramic Table Lamp

etsy 120O9

 

 

Vintage West German pitcher vase by Jasba by RetroMungo on Etsy--savi-modern-ceramics

Vintage West German pitcher vase by Jasba

RetroMungo – Etsy

 

 

Walter Gerhards Lamp base

Walter Gerhards swirly portal Lamp Base

 

 

ES Keramik 70s West German Pottery Modernist Pop Art Space Age Fat Lava Vase.-

ES Keramik 70’s West German Pottery Modernist drip Fat lava Space Age Vase

 

 

 

Awaji Pottery Manipulated Jar with Crawling Lava Glaze

Awaji Pottery Manipulated Jar with Crawling Lava Glaze – circa 1930

1st Dibs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin

 

Antara – Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of South Australia

 

 

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

 

‘Our art is living’ is a sentiment shared by the indigenous artists in Australia. Some of their communities have a cultural continuum for their country reaching back 70,000 years. They believe that the collective unconscious nature of their images is energetic to geometric and motif form and these same motifs have held a story of meaning throughout the ages and still carry a resonance.

DAAFF ( Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation) encourages and assists with professional development opportunities and promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts workers in a broad range of artistic activities; (including visual arts, dance, music, fashion, storytelling and culture) It is the only event of its kind that brings together Indigenous owned Art Centres from across Australia. The annual exhibition becomes a mecca for aboriginal art sourced from diverse communities that exhibit their traditional arts and contemporary works. A rich collection of beautiful art, inspired by the country’s most remote desert and coastal regions, combined with rural and urban communities, is on display.

The unique art fair provides a wonderful opportunity to purchase artwork directly from nearly seventy Indigenous owned community Art Centres while participating in numerous live performances. Below are some of their art from the recent 2018 Art Fair.

 

Tjanpi artist Niningka Lewis from Pukatja SA, who has been selected as a finalist in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art AwardsImage by Rhett Hammerton.

Tjanpi artist Niningka Lewis from Pukatja SA,  Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Image by Rhett Hammerton.

 

Judy Manany Gurruwiwi — Echo island

 

As an example of the depth in the indigenous arts, Judy Manany Gurruwiwi is an accomplished artist working from Elcho Island Arts. She is daughter of Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, a very well-known bark painter who she was very close to. “My clan is Galpu & my Moiety is Dhuwa. I learnt to make art from my father who I assisted from when I was 10 years old. I make string bags, weaving, spears, hollow logs, painting, carving, yidaki and womera. I paint my totems which are python, file snake (freshwater snake), water lilies & bidum (a type of fish). The dots in my work are Dhuwa patterns which represent the rainbow and file snake. The cross hatch patterns represent fresh water. I started making soft sculpture animals in 2008. I experimented with new ways of weaving to make fish, turtles, camp dog, piggy, pussy cat, owl.” (see above)

Some of the Indigenous communities and their Art Centers are in proximity to their dreaming sites and included below are photos that show their surrounding landscapes.

 

 

Alison Milyka Carrol-here-with-Lynette Lewis

Alison Milyka Carrol with daughter Lynette Lewis

 

 

Antara, a pair of prominent rockholes aligned in parallel that mark the passage of creator beings. Located in the remote Everard Ranges of northern South Australia, the rock formation looks like the outstretched fingers of a giant hand.

 

Tuppy Goodwin, ‘Antara’ 2017, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 124 x 125 cm

Alcaston Gallery

 

Antara is a sacred place for Anangu. It holds many tjukurpa (songlines) stories that cross this land. This painting depicts this special place. Antara has a very important rockhole where the women would perform inmaku pakani, a dance ceremony that would create enough food for everyone. The painting also depicts the landscape which is surrounded with rocks, rockholes, creeks and mountains.

 

 

Ann Carmel Mulvien's Lotus Pods fabric design at Merrepen Festival

Ann Carmel Mulvien’s Lotus Pods fabric design

Babbarra Women’s Centre

 

Ernabella Arts_pukatja pottery ceramic vessel

Ernabella Arts – Pukatja pottery ceramic vessel

 

 

 

 

Aboriginal dancer Germain DeRose from @iwantja_art

Aboriginal dancer Germain DeRose

Iwantija Art

 

 

 

Tjala King and Queen. Mick Wikilyiri and Paniny Mick, with Micks beautiful works at their Art Centre @tjalaarts

 Mick Wikilyiri and Paniny Mick, with Micks work at their Art Centre @tjalaarts

 

 

kaltjitiartsMr-indigenous artist - Witjiti-George

Kaltjitiarts indigenous artist  Witjiti George

 

 

Fabric design by two Wurrkidj sisters depicting the stories and manme (bush food) from their country near their Mumeka homeland.

Babbarra Women’s Centre

 

 

Tuppy-Goodwin---Antara--2017

Tuppy Goodwin—‘Antara’

2017

 

Bábbarra women walking the Injalak Rock Art tour Australia

Bábbarra women walking the Injalak Rock Art tour which features Injalak Hill, a superb sandstone monolith, surrounded by flood plains.

GunblanyaNorthern Territory 

 

 

Baluk Arts, Artist Kirsty Bell, Woven Kelp Basket with, Raffia, Cotton, 2017

Artist Kirsty Bell, Woven Kelp Basket with, Raffia and Cotton

Baluk Arts, 2017

 

Baluk Arts –  an urban Aboriginal community arts centre based in Mornington, Victoria.

 

 

Baluk Arts - Dominic Bramall White - Ceramic Coolomon - 2017 - Ceramic with Ochre

 Dominic Bramall White – Ceramic with ochre ‘Coolomon’

Baluk Arts  – 2017

 

Beth Inkamala Mbitjana Art Centre--Hermannsburg Potters

Beth Inkamala Mbitjana — Art Centre,  Hermannsburg Potters, NT

 

 

Cameron Young from @tjalaarts dancing the Kulata inma

 

Iwantja Arts

 

Indigenous painting-Betty Kuntiwa Pumani

Indigenous painting – Betty Kuntiwa Pumani

APY Art Centre Collective

 

 

Cissy Umbagai with her Wandjina puppets

Cissy Umbagai with her Wandjina puppets

 

 

DAAFF 2017 Fashion Show, Forkleaf Collection featuring Warlukurlangu Artists, Photo by Murray Hilton

 Forkleaf Collection featuring Warlukurlangu Artists, Photo by Murray Hilton

DAAFF 2017 Fashion Show

 

 

Emily-Andy Napaltjarri aboriginal dot art

Emily Andy Napaltjarri aboriginal dot art

 

 

DAAFF-2017-Fashion-Show,-Photo-by-Grace-Lillian-Lee-Designer--Publisher-Textiles-Art-Centre-Babbarra

DAAFF 2017 Fashion Show, Photo by Grace Lillian Lee

Textiles Art Centre Babbarra

 

 

 

exhibition-by Anangu mother daughter duo-Puna Yanima and Linda Puna

Painting by Anangu mother daughter duo Puna Yanima and Linda Puna

 

 

Tiwi_Designs-Thomas_Munkanome-Cockatoos-ironwood_and_natural_ochre-2017

Thomas Munkanome Cockatoos ironwood and natural ochre

Tiwi Designs — 2017

 

 

ceramic ovoid vase -- Derek Jungarrayi Thompson from @ernabella_arts_pukatjapottery

Derek Jungarrayi Thompson serpent vase @ernabella arts Pukatja pottery

 

 

gapuwiyakcultureandartsANKA-meet-up-Katherine-gorge

Gapuwiyak culture and arts – ANKA meet up Katherine Gorge

 

 

Lucy Malirrimurruwuy Wanapuyngu with her daughters and grand daughters collecting pandanus near Gapuwiyak. Photo- Trevor van Weeren

Lucy Malirrimurruwuy Wanapuyngu with her daughters and grand daughters collecting pandanus near Gapuwiyak

Photo- Trevor van Weeren

 

 

Charmaine Ashley mat Gapuwiyak culture and arts, Garrinbi 

Charmaine Ashley mat

 

 

Gapuwiyak culture and arts Garrinbi  Anna Ramatha Malibirr

Anna Ramatha Malibirr

 

Gapuwiyak culture and arts Bulpu weaving

Gapuwiyak culture and arts Garrinbi – weave baskets

Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts is a community owned Arts Centre based at Gapuwiyak in Arnhem land, specializing in fibre art.

 

gapuwiyak culture and arts Garrinbi -- St Andrews Cross spider by Harry Malibirr

Carved wood St Andrews Cross spider by Harry Malibirr

Gapuwiyak culture and arts Garrinbi

 

 

Gapuwiyak culture and arts Johnny Warrkatja painting

Gapuwiyak culture and arts — Johnny Warrkatja painting

 

 

Hand-painted-ceramic-works-by-Beamo-#balukarts

Ceramic bowl by Beamo-#balukarts

 

 

Haasts Bluff is situated in the middle of the spectacular West Macdonnell Ranges!

Haasts Bluff, situated in the middle of the West Macdonnell Ranges

 

 

Ikuntji Artists-Gordon Butcher-Vaughn Springs Pikylili-Acrylic_on_Canvas-2016

 Gordon Butcher -‘Vaughn Springs Pikylili’ – Acrylic on Canvas

Ikuntji Artists, 2016

 

 

Haasts Bluff oasisi

Haasts Bluff oasis, NT

 

 

 

Ikuntji artists photo by Signature Gallery - Belgium

Ikuntji Artists of Haasts Bluff amongst the red MacDonnell Ranges in Central Australia near Alice Springs.

photo by Signature Gallery

 

 

Hermannsburg pottersYorta Yorta Man-(Jimmy Little)-by Dawn Ngala Wheeler

‘Yorta Yorta Man-(Jimmy Little)’ by Dawn Ngala Wheeler

Hermannsburg potters

 

 

ikuntjiartistsAnother-beautiful-Sunset in the Western Desert

‘Sunset in the Western Desert’ photo – Ikuntji Artists

 

 

Kaiela Arts Eric Brown-Emu Sands-Acrylic on Canvas-2017--Sheperton

Kaiela Arts Eric Brown – ‘Emu Sands’

Acrylic on Canvas-2017–Sheperton

 

 

 

ikuntji artists -- Gordon Butcher's design of bush flowers

Ikuntji Artists — Gordon Butcher’s design of bush flowers

 

 

Ikuntj iartists Haasts Bluff-has many beautiful spots

Haasts Bluff – Ikuntji artists

 

 

An ikuntji artist with a found Dingo puppy

An Ikuntji artist with a found Dingo puppy

 

 

ikuntji artists Storm brewing over the desert!

‘Storm brewing over the desert’ – Ikuntji artists

Painting is by Tilly Napaltjarri about her dog Dreaming – Ikuntji artists

 

 

Western Desert transformed by rain -- Ikuntji artists

Western Desert transformed by rain — Ikuntji artists

 

 

Judith Pungkarta Inkamala- from #hermannsburgpotters on exhibition

Judith Pungkarta Inkamala from #hermannsburgpotters

 

 

 

Jules Galliers-what a way to start the day

Jules Galliers – ‘what a way to start the day’

(Mount Wedge on horizon)

 

 

Kathy Inkamala landscape painting

Kathy Inkamala landscape painting

 

 

Keringke Arts-Feature_Artwork-June Pengart Smith Head Acrylic on ceramic-2017

June Pengart Smith Head – Acrylic on ceramic

Keringke Arts 2017

 

 

Lyerrtjina (budgerigar)-2016-by-#hermannsburgpottery-⭐️-Judith Pungkarta Inkamala

‘Lyerrtjina (budgerigar)’ Judith Pungkarta Inkamala

2016 Hermannsburg

 

 

Marina Pumani Brown – Mimili Maku Arts — APY Gallery

 

 

Marrawuddi Gallery-Feature_Artwork-Irene Henry Karnamarr (Black_Cockatoo)-Ochre_and_Acrylic_on_Ironwood-2018

Irene Henry Karnamarr ‘Black Cockatoo’ – Ochre and Acrylic on Ironwood

Marrawuddi Gallery 2018

 

 

Merrepen arts New-Painting by Anne Carmel Mulvien Lillypads

Painting by Anne Carmel Mulvien ‘Lillypads’

 

 It offers a striking salute to traditional plant-based foods, especially those found in abundance in the billabongs and wetlands surrounding the Daly River

Merrepen arts

 

 

Mick Wikilyiri giving his canvas two thumbs up-Mick! @apy_ac_collective-@alcaston_gallery

Mick Wikilyiri giving his canvas two thumbs up- Mick! @apy ac collective

Alcaston Gallery

 

 

Manitjanu Lennon indigenous artist

Manitjanu Lennon

 

 

alcaston_galleryRupert Jack, Maku Maku, 2016, hand built stoneware, 46 x 25 cm. Peter Mungkuri, Ngurra (Country), 2016

Rupert Jack, ‘Maku Maku’, 2016, hand built stoneware vessel, 46 x 25 cm.

Jack’s enigmatic pots use the clay surface as the palimpsest upon which to place his unique take on the traditional stories and legends from his community at Ernabella

Painting in background — Peter Mungkuri, ‘Ngurra (Country)’, 2016

Alcaston Gallery

 

MIART-Amanda Gabori-DIBIRDIBI SCALES-ACRYLIC ON LINEN-2010 Mirnidyan Gununa is the Aboriginal Arts and Culture Centre on Mornington Island

MIART Amanda Gabori – ‘Dibirdibi Scales’

Acrylic on linen – 2010

at Mirnidyan Gununa – the Aboriginal Arts and Culture Centre on Mornington Island

 

 

 

On-the-roadtrip-to-papunya-at the end of the rainbow-#papunyatjup

On the roadtrip to Papunya at the end of the rainbow-#papunyatjup

 

 

Palka Karrinya-sacred shard Mount Wedge

‘Palka Karrinya’ – 37 foot tall sacred shard, located at the entrance to a gorge at Mount Wedge

Pulka Karrinya has one of the biggest rock-hole water reservoirs for many hundreds of miles around and represents an important epicentre for many story lines at Karrinyarra.

 

 

Papunya Tjupi Arts Doris Bush, Tjurrpinyi Ikuntji, 2015 Aboriginal painting

Papunya Tjupi Arts Doris Bush, Tjurrpinyi Ikuntji, 2015

 

Ray Ken draws on his traditional Anangu knowledge of land and law with striking linear compositions.

 exhibition For Country: for Nation 2017

 

 

Rona Rubuntja Panangka - Erraarnta (red-tailed black cockatoo), terracotta and underglaze, 2017 Hermannsburg Potters

Rona Rubuntja Panangka – ‘Erraarnta’ (red-tailed black cockatoo), terracotta and underglaze

2017 Hermannsburg Potters

 

 

kaltjiti arts Stunning-work-in-progress--by-senior-artist-Mrs-Lennon

Kaltjiti arts senior artist Mrs Lennon

 

 

\Ruby Williamson lartist-and-incredible woman from Tjala Arts located in Amata community,

Left: Ruby Williamson  from Tjala Arts located in Amata community Right: Roger Federer shopping for Aboriginal art

 

Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken indigenous painting

Dot painting by Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken

 

Russell Crowe meets-cultural Gladiator-Ray Ken-@tjalaarts

Russell Crowe meets Ray Ken @tjalaarts

 

 

Teresa Baker---Minyma Malilunya-2017

Teresa Baker— ‘Minyma Malilunya’

2017

 

 

 APY Art Centre Collective

 

 

 

Pupanya art - The Dance

Karrinyarra Artists – The Dance

 

stoneware-pots-of-Pepai-Jangala-Carroll-offer-more-from-each-new-angle--APY-collective

Stoneware pots of Pepai Jangala Carroll

 

 

rock art -by-@tjungu_palya_arts--Beryl-Jimmy

Rock art  by Beryl Jimmy

@tjungu_palya_arts

 

Tjala artist and director Freda Brady, here with one of the Ken Sister works

Tjala artist and director Freda Brady, here with one of the Ken Sister works

 

 

Warmun Art Centre - Shirley Purdie - Galeru (The Water snake) - 2017 - Ochre on canvas

Shirley Purdie – ‘Galeru (The Water snake)’ – Ochre on canvas

Warmun Art Centre 2017

 

 

Polly Anne Smith

Polly Anne Smith

 

 

Karrinyarra-(Mt-Wedge)-digging-for-yalka-(bushonion)-and-#hunting-#goanna-and-walking-across-the-dry-salt-lake

Tjupiarts visiting some of their artists country at Karrinyarra (Mt Wedge), digging for yalka (bushonion) and #hunting #goanna and walking across the dry salt lake

 

 

Gordon Butcher's painting Pikilyli - Vaughn Springs is on show as part of Grounded @parrtjimaaustralia

Gordon Butcher’s painting Pikilyli – Vaughn Springs is on show as part of Grounded @parrtjimaaustralia