Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.05.09
From ABC News:
The family of one of Australia's most celebrated Indigenous artists gathered today to witness the return of one of her paintings to central Australia.
Emily Kngwarreye painted Earth's Creation at Utopia, 220 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs, in 1994, two years before she died.
Alice Springs gallery owner Tim Jennings bought it almost two years ago for $1,056,000 - the most ever paid at auction for a female Australian artist's work.
Earth's Creation has since been exhibited in Japan, Canberra and Darwin.
Today it was finally unveiled to the artist's family in its new home at the Mbantua Gallery Museum, mounted in a red dust and spinnifex setting.
Gallery: Mbantua Gallery
Telephone: +61 8 8953 0849
Address: 71 Gregory Terrace Alice Springs Alice Springs 0870 NT
As a signatory to the Indigenous Art Code we are committed to ethical and transparent business dealings with Indigenous visual artists and abide by the standards set out in the Code.