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Happy Easter! We're off to Australia to share our design wares

 Henry with his Easter eggs - word spread fast as we were soon surrounded by children at the art centre.  He'll be among future generations of Aboriginal artists.

Henry with his Easter eggs - word spread fast as we were soon surrounded by children at the art centre.  He'll be among future generations of Aboriginal artists.

It's the time of year we head back to Australia either on sourcing trips or to connect with others in the Aboriginal art and design sectors.  The bulk of our time will be spent in Sydney and Brisbane where we'll meet with interior designers and visit Aboriginal art exhibitions including Weave at the Australian Museum, Sydney.  

If you'd like to meet to discuss our My Country interiors collection please get in touch with alexandra@baygalleryhome.com.  

Bay Gallery Home wishes you all a Happy Easter.  We'd also ask you to please vote for us in the Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards in the following categories we've been shortlisted for:  Independent Shop of the Year, Home & Interiors Business of the Year and Shopping Destination of the Year @soglos.com/awards/vote

Thank you!

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Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2018

We are proud to announce we've been shortlisted for three categories in the So Glos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards including Independent Shop of the year, Homes & Interiors Business of the year and as part of Tetbury Edit for Shopping Destination of the year.  

Please vote for us in all the categories on www.soglos.com/awards/vote

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Sotheby's Aboriginal Art Auction 14 March 2018

 Margaret Ngwarraye Long, View of Country, Acrylic on Linen 91x76cm (available from Bay Gallery Home)

Margaret Ngwarraye Long, View of Country, Acrylic on Linen 91x76cm (available from Bay Gallery Home)

Next week we're off to the third Sotheby's Aboriginal art auction where they'll be offering artefacts and art from the 18th century to the present.  Master artists from central desert communities on sale including abstract expressionist Emily Kame Kngwarreye, most famous for her record breaking 'Earth's Creation', Janangoo Butcher Cherel, Warlimpirringa Tjapaltjarri and the Prince of Wales (Midpul).  

The auctions have had mixed results with some records being reached but works like those of Warlimpirringa Tjapaltjarri 'Tingari Cycle'[s] not meeting expectations.  Whereas Michael Nelson Jagamara’s iconic Five Stories, 1984, sold for £401,000 far above its estimate in September 2016.

Naturally the prices for these works far exceed what you would find at Bay Gallery Home. It's our desire to bring beautiful, quality Aboriginal artworks to the UK with prices accessible to the many not the few.

 

 

 

 

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Fabulous Aboriginal fabrics coming to Bay Gallery Home soon

Bay Gallery Home is working hard on creating 'Songlines' our first collection of fabrics based on paintings by artists we proudly represent.  We have developed the world's first Aboriginal velvets available in three colours with slightly differing depictions of the Goanna Dreaming (Warnu Jukurrpa) - essentially a love story set in the Central Desert of Australia.  In keeping with our 'design with origin' ethos we have been faithful to the original artwork in the design work thereby protecting the Dreamtime story and the intent of the artist.  Keep an eye on the website over the next month or so as beautiful tableware, blinds and cushions will be amongst our first offerings.

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Testimonial page

We have recently built a Testimonial page under our About section on the website.  If you have bought from us and would like to give us some feedback please email us at alexandra@baygalleryhome.com and we will add your comments to our site.  

We send products all over the world ensuring they are all the best quality and safely packaged and as such we've never had anything returned, which we're very proud of.  

If you intend to buy from us but are mulling over which wonderful Bay Gallery Home item to buy please keep our Testimonial page in mind should you go ahead with purchasing from us.

 

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Surface Design 2018

We're off to Surface Design at the Business Design Centre in Islington today.  We have three new wallpapers under development so will be meeting with various collaborators at the show to discuss these and other exciting plans we have.  It's always good to see developments in the surfacing world and where our new products might find their place market.  Wish list is to work with Kit Kemp of Firmdale Hotels who, among others has worked with A Rum Fellow who we admire greatly.

Below you can see a sneak preview of our 'My Country - Yellow' available soon.  

 Joycie Pitjara Morton painting, selected on a trip to Australia a year ago, translated into a stunning wallpaper.  Joycie will receive money for the sale of each roll her designs appear on.

Joycie Pitjara Morton painting, selected on a trip to Australia a year ago, translated into a stunning wallpaper.  Joycie will receive money for the sale of each roll her designs appear on.

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Murdie Nampijinpa Morris Two Dogs Dreaming fine bone China

 'My Country' - Blue wallpaper depicting Kangaroo and Pigweed, found all over the Central Desert looking beautiful with chinaware designs by the world renowned artist Murdie Nampijinpa who paints Two Dogs Dreaming.  Murdie is one of the elders sometimes known as the "first contact" group who lived a nomadic traditional lifestyle with their families before the "white fella" made contact.  This generation performed ceremonies that, in some cases, are no longer performed but the Dreamtime stories are still told so subsequent generations can maintain their language and connection to the land - their Country.

Original artwork by Murdie is available from www.baygalleryhome.com.  These paintings were selected on our last visit to the outback.  There's a rawness, depth and spirit to them that speaks to you from thousands of years ago.

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Art leather wallets and coin purses are here!

Bay Gallery Home adds wallets and coin purses to its expanding gift and homeware range.  This leather vegetable dyed collection features Aboriginal Dreamtime stories from the Central Desert, Western Australian  and coastal areas of the Northern Territory.  They are made in West Bengal using the ancient Shanti craft reinvigorated by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore during the Mahatma Ghandi era.  Designs are applied using batik printing or hand painted.  They are the product of a cross cultural  exchange supporting Aboriginal artists and Kolkata - West Bengal artisans.

Each design comes with an explanation of its unique Dreamtime story.  The wallets are secured by a zip which goes around the whole body - incredibly useful for keeping your cards and money safe while travelling.

More designs, sizes and colours available from February.  

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Sabrina Nangala Robertson - Featured artist

Sabrina is a young Aboriginal Central Desert artist related to the famous colour field abstractionist Shorty Jangala Robertson;  like Shorty she paints Ngapa Jukurrpa (Pirlinyarnu) inheriting it from her father and grandfather who in turn learnt it from generations across millennia. Her mother is the world renowned artist Dorothy Napangardi (recently featured in the Australia exhibition at the Royal Academy). Mount Farewell (Pirlinyarnu) is where Sabrina's Dreaming sits in her traditional lands are.  She has chosen to depict the sacred Dreamtime story, in a way unique to her, where water appears to travel across the canvas with small water soakages encased in the rain drops and native plants and animals dot the land.

In 2014 her work was selected for 'Same Country Same Jukurrpa' at the Australian Museum.  Sabrina's painting was shown alongside hugely important artists of the desert community she comes from including Judy Napangardi Watson, Alma Nungarrayi Granites and Otto Jungarrayi Sims.  The exhibition followed on from the world's first Aboriginal women only exhibition held at the Museum in 1992 entitled 'Woman Artists'.  The new exhibitions aim was to show the development in artistic styles amongst the artists as they moved away from traditional circular dot painting to establish their unique styles as artists whilst sharing their ancestors stories.

You can by the painting in the gallery or online at www.baygalleryhome.com

 Ngapa Jukurrpa Pirlinyarnu, Sabrina Nangala Robertson, Acrylic on linen 30x30cm

Ngapa Jukurrpa Pirlinyarnu, Sabrina Nangala Robertson, Acrylic on linen 30x30cm

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Happy Christmas and New Year!

We are closing for our Christmas break midday 23 December 2017 so would like to thank our clients and collaborators for your support over 2017.  Many exciting things are in the offing for 2018 so do keep an eye on our website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin feeds.

On behalf of the Aboriginal artists we represent we'd like to thank you for supporting their artistic endeavours and communities.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and wonderful 2018.

 My Country Green wallpaper hangs in the background

My Country Green wallpaper hangs in the background

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Extraterrestrial journey with Alma Nungarrayi Granites fine bone chinaware

The winter nights have drawn in so why not look at our beautiful evening skies? Perhaps you'll see a cigar-shaped alien space ship (or meteor?) gliding through it.  If you're sky is light polluted take inspiration from Australia's milky way as depicted on these teapots, mugs, sugar pots, cup and saucers, milk jugs and bowls. Alma's paintings were a sell out at her only solo UK exhibition held at Bay Gallery Home but her chinaware continues to be one of our most popular designs.  Available online www.baygalleryhome.com or in the gallery.

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Christmas gifts ideas - Aboriginal silk scarves

These beautiful, colourful, vibrant silk scarves featuring Aboriginal designs from original artworks by two Central Desert communities in Australia make fantastic presents any time of year but as it's Christmas spoil your loved one with something totally unique.  Available in two sizes.  The Dreamtime designs come in lovely gift boxes.  Both have information about the artist and the artwork.

You can purchase online www.baygalleryhome.com or in the gallery.  £60-£120

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Treniq selected 'My Country' moodboard for Decorex & London Design Fair

Treniq supported our 'My Country' Aboriginal interiors collection selecting it as one of ten brands featured on their stand at Decorex International and London Design Fair 2017.  Interior designers can find our products across the Treniq platform where they can set up a trade account with Bay Gallery Home.

 Treniq mood board featuring products from our award winning 'My Country' Aboriginal interiors collection made in the UK.

Treniq mood board featuring products from our award winning 'My Country' Aboriginal interiors collection made in the UK.

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Bay Gallery Home welcomes you throughout December

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Over December we have many beautiful gift ideas for you (we should all treat ourselves to a guilty pleasure at Christmas time) and your loved ones including our stock of fabulous  paintings and our new home and giftware items.  Keep an eye on our website for new products as it will be updated over the next week.  On December 7 we will be open late for the Tetbury, Gloucestershire Christmas light party.  As the main event is on our doorstop we're the perfect place to party while you shop.  We'll be keeping things merry by serving wine, beer and cheeses.

On December 18 we will be holding another event as part of the Tetbury Edit collective - we'll be sharing more on that later.

Our last day of trading in the gallery is Saturday 23 December until 2 January.  We can honour any websales over that period but please take into account post office opening times.

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New paintings have arrived!

To see our new artwork please go to the online Art shop.  The paintings can be bought online or in our Tetbury, Cotswolds gallery.  We have some really fantastic new paintings by established and emerging artists; Bay Gallery Home is particularly excited about Steven Jupurrurla Nelson's flourishing career - his paintings exude the energy of Jackson Pollock, the expansive work of Flora Nakamarra Brown and the beautifully detailed Seven Sister's Dreaming paintings Justinna Napaljarri Sims is producing.   

 Above:  Flora Nakamarra Brown, Mina Mina Dreaming 91cmx91cm Acrylic on linen

Above:  Flora Nakamarra Brown, Mina Mina Dreaming 91cmx91cm Acrylic on linen

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Christmas special - My Country Tiles

Our wonderful My Country ceramic wall tiles have been reduced as a special Christmas gift to our clients.   Please get in touch if you'd like to order at £20 off per tile over the Christmas period.  Or you can order online at www.baygalleryhome.com.

 

 Our innovative Bush Onion 2 tile sequence lets you create your own artwork:  perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, pools and summer houses.

Our innovative Bush Onion 2 tile sequence lets you create your own artwork:  perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, pools and summer houses.

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Our My Country wallpapers are on Houzz!

Bay Gallery Home's award winning wallpaper is now on Houzz the home of interior design, decorating, renovating and building inspiration.  Houzz discovered our wallpapers at Surface Design in February and we're delighted their intrigue lead to asking us to being on their platform giving our wallpapers the chance of being discovered on both sides of the pond.

We have taken original artworks and translated them in coated non-woven wallpapers (made in the UK) producing an additional income stream for our artists and their art centres.  

 

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My County - Pink wallpaper features in 'My Room' magazines' Botanik feature

We are delighted to be included in the Botanik feature in 'My Room' a "Raum Und Wohnen" special edition. The Swiss interiors magazine chose our Pink wallpaper to be showcased alongside hugely talented designers and design shops from all over Europe including Object Carpet, Trigger Design Studio, Wall & Deco, Petit Friture and Moooi.  

Our award winning 'My Country:  design with origin' collection is shipped worldwide through our website www.baygalleryhome.com.  Please get in touch with any queries.

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Colour in Aboriginal Art

The artists in the Communities we represent are known for their use of bold use of colour with expansive swathes of it journeying across their canvases.  Some like Shorty Jangala Robertson became known as a world class colour field abstractionist were its pioneers Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Clyfford Style.  Shorty would not have been aware of these artists nor their search for myth, meaning and the infinite expressed through abstraction.  Instead he would have drawn on his skin name's Dreamtime stories taking colours from what he saw around him in Australia's Central Desert. With the establishment of art centres he and the other artists accessed many fabulous acrylic paints they utilised to great effect as evidence in the art we sell.  The artists continue to experiment with  colour and technique producing an exciting body of work. Amongst those is the incredibly talented Steven Jupurrula whose work you can see below.

 A good Pantone green making itself onto Aboriginal canvases including those by emerging artist Steven Jupurrula

A good Pantone green making itself onto Aboriginal canvases including those by emerging artist Steven Jupurrula

 We recently sold this piece - new works by Steven Jupurrula will be in the Gallery soon.

We recently sold this piece - new works by Steven Jupurrula will be in the Gallery soon.

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Tile Trader Stroud now has our 'My Country' Aboriginal wall tiles

In the eclectic Tile Trader (Stroud) you can now find our award winning 'My Country' Aboriginal ceramic wall tiles as seen in World of Interiors.  Tile Trader supplies a large range of tiles to trade and the public.

The 'My Country' tiles are part of our 'My Country' interiors collection.  They depict Aboriginal Dreamtime stories from the Central Desert of Australia the origins of which go back at least 40,000  years.

Each tile encapsulates an ancient culture whilst providing their Aboriginal community with additional revenues as money from each sale goes back to the artist and art centre.  They'll give your space spirit and warmth.

 Bush Onion 1 from the 'My Country' Aboriginal ceramic tile range

Bush Onion 1 from the 'My Country' Aboriginal ceramic tile range