Australian Indigenous Artists
Our exhibition collection extends across the diverse styles of the numerous Indigenous cultures that make up Australia. Each year we showcase work from artists living in distant (often remote) communities whose work is informed by a rich Indigenous history, often from artists still actively living traditional Aboriginal law and culture. Purple Noon Gallery showcases regional contemporary artists. Whilst anchored by traditional belief systems, artworks produced today are products of today, and as such, are examples of contemporary art. Aboriginal art draws from a “sophisticated system of connections between people and place”. These complex relationships have been refined and adapted over thousands of years. Most art on display has ties to art centers which are community-based arts organisations, often in remote communities of Australia. Usually they are owned, governed and operated by the Indigenous people of the community. They provide materials and studio space for artists, and manage the sale and marketing of artwork on a national and international scale.