But first, the travel. My wife and I spent 5 weeks traveling through Africa on Safari. It was a trip that neither of us will forget in a hurry. We would highly recommend it to everyone. In a world where resource development takes a priority over everything else, it is very re-assuring to see the value placed on conservation in Africa. I kept a travel blog as we went, so if you require further prompting to go take a look. African Safari Read more
THe Hedland Art Awards are presented by The Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery and Form and proudly supported by BHP Billiton Iron Ore. The Awards will be announced on August 26 and the exhibition will run from August 27 to October 13. The prize for the most oustanding work is $20,000, seven other awards will be judged with prizes ranging from $500 to $15,000.
Key dates for the awards are; Entry Forms to be submitted by July 25. Delivery of Artworks on August 6 & 7. Opening Night August 26. Collection of Artworks October 13 to 15.
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New Art Works Old Art Works
We have recently acquired some additional Wandjina etchings. All of them are of high quality with one in particular having extremely unique and collectible qualities. The collaborative Wandjina etching is from 2005 and is a collaboration between 14 of the Mowanjum artists including Donny Woolagoodja and Mabel King (dec). The etching which has been signed by each of the 14 artists , is a double plate etching which replicates the layering of traditional Kimberley rock art. Subscribers of our newsletters are eligible to receive a 10% discount on any of the Wandjina etchings simply by entering Wandjina in the discount code field during check out.
Artist in Focus:
For anyone wanting to experiment with print making, Derivan have recently released a lino printing starter kit. It contains everything required to start lino printing including carving tools, lino, ink and roller. Its priced at only $29.95 however it can be purchased in our online store for only $26.95. Click here to view the product.
Environs Kimberley are already planning their renowned annual fundraising art auction. The auction itself will be held on Saturday 11 June, at the Broome Convention Centre Chinatown. EK are now seeking entries from artists for the auction. If you would like to auction off a piece of your work you can download an entry form here.
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Warm regards from the team at Art House.
We have recently upgraded our online presence and now have some stunning Kimberley art on line. We still represent Mark Norval, one of the Kimberley's most successful and collectible artists as well as having access to some fantastic Indigenous art.
We currently have 3 rare works online, 2 from Lily Karadada, both circa 2000. If you would like to take a look at these works, you will find them on the third line down of page one in the Wandjina Paintings Catalogue.
The third rare work is from Ashley Oobagooma, one of the Wandjina Artists from Mowanjum. We have a very early abstract work from this artist, the work itself is not unlike the work being done by Elizabeth Duraks alter ego, Eddie Burrup.
However there are many other works of interest on the site and you might like to simply browse our Kimberley Art Catalogue
ARTIST IN FOCUS:
This month we're introducing a new and emerging artist from Broome. Lisa Grey, is from Thangoo Station just south of Broome and captures a spirit and vibrancy of the Kimberley that only comes from being part of a multi-generational Kimberley station family. Lisa has enjoyed some very early success in her painting career and has already become well sought after. You can read more about Lisa here, and view her work here.
Our website is currently undergoing some major trasformation. We are in the process of uploading our entire range of products and services to our online store. However as we have over 4,000 line items this will take some time to complete. If there are any products that are not yet in the store, that you would like to see there, please let us know and we'll get those products on-line sooner.
You will also notice that we have added a Live Support chat facility to the website. So if you require product information or advice you can recieve it in real time. We'd be very keen to get your feedback on our online store, so if you have used it, or browsed it, please tell us about it by taking our online survey.
Art House is a sponsor of this year's International Women's Day Art Exhibition which will be held Saturday March 12 at Broome Circle. Entry is opened to residents of the West Kimberley 12 years of age and over. Entry forms can be downloaded here.
Until next time, I hope you find the right place to draw the line.
Warm regards from the team at Art House.
New Staff: Coral Stanley-Joblin has joined our team while Lisa and Taja are having some extended leave.
We also have a Facebook offer, we are offering a 20% discount for all products in our online store for everyone who joins us Facebook. Simply go to the Art House facebook site using the button below, "like" us then you are eligible for the 20% discount. At our online checkout there is a field for a discount code, simple enter "facebook" (without the "") and a discount of 20% will be applied to your purchases. This offer is valid until the end of January.
If you are an artist and you haven't already taken advantage of our customers On-line Gallery why not submit some of your work, or post some interesting information on our Arts Forum.