On Sunday 9 September Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists held their inaugural group exhibition: Bindi Magic. The opening brought throngs of people to Bindi to witness and celebrate the artists and their work. The electric and electric exhibition was opened by Dallas Gold from RAFT Gallery, who testified to the magic of Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Art. He praised its itegrity; unaffected by market, Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Art is made simply because it has to be made. Herein is the source of freshness and immediacy that has drawn so many to Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists since its inception in 2000.
The exhibition was graced by three of the Mwerre Anthurre Artists- Charles Jangala Inkamala, Adrian Jangala Robertson and Kukula McDonald, who swept in during the speeches with an artwork of hers she had found out the back and figured should be available for sale. It was snapped up!
Not only did Bindi Magic showcase a dynamic collection of artworks hyper coloured & moody, profound & playful; alongside them hung our new range of domestic lampshades, available to order. They were launched in Mparntwe this weekend after hitting the ground at Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair in August. Another item in our merchandise range, a collection of t-shirts, premiered this Desert Mob weekend making a big splash. The range includes Jane Mervin, Kukula McDonald and Conway Ginger designs.
What a wonderful way to finish off another epic Desert Mob weekend which, for the 28th year, showcased a powerful cross section from the diverse range of Central Desert Contemporary Aboriginal Art.
We feel so lucky to be a part of this movement and to celebrate art with you all in this place, Mparntwe, on this beautiful Arrernte land.
Bindi Magic runs til Friday 5 October at Bindi Gallery, 47 Elder St. Opening hours at 9am – 4pm, Mon – Fri.