colourful

Aboriginal, Art, Made in the UK, My Country

The Desert is a Botanical Garden

View of Country - Margaret Kemarre Ross, Acrylic on Linen 61x51cm

View of Country - Margaret Kemarre Ross, Acrylic on Linen 61x51cm

This painting reminds us of the the colours you find in a Van Gogh - the glorious yellows in the still life works “Sunflowers” and the colour of “Irises”.

It is of course the Australian outback with its ever changing shades as the sun moves through the day altering the colour of the plants and rocky outcrops.

Margaret Kemarre Ross’s family have been outbush for thousands of years collecting bush medicine from their Alyawarr land. Alyawarr is a rich botanical garden for its inhabitants. Each flower serves a medicinal purpose. The little purple ones, for example, can be used for the flu as well as easing kidney pain. When mixed with water the pink ones help with sore eyes and the yellow ones are used to wash their skin.

While expressing her passion for bush medicines paintings also serves to communicate her love of Country as it “keeps culture strong”.

If you would like more information please contact alexandra@baygalleryhome.com

Aboriginal, Art, Bay Gallery Home, NEWS

Our Aboriginal wallpaper artists at Number 46

Two of our incredibly talented artists who are painfully shy sit outside the art centre where they gather their painting materials before disappearing to paint. On their return they saunter in, often barefoot in clothes, they choose for colour and pattern, clutching exquisite completed works depicting the bush tucker and medicine of their Country. When we visit they are intrigued as to which work we choose to sell or translate into wallpapers. The painting on the art centre wall is inspiring us to upscale the next wallpapers in the collection!

It is a huge privilege to work with these women who empower us through their tenacity, fortitude and innate talent. Funds from each wallpaper goes to them and other artists in the Community providing painting materials, healthcare, transport and schooling in both Aboriginal and Western cultures helping to bridge the gap.

The wallpapers are available from our Cotswolds gallery or online at www.baygalleryhome.com

IMG_0213.jpg

Aboriginal, Art, Bay Gallery Home, NEWS, My Country, New Art

Dudgeon Sofas and Bay Gallery Home Ottoman collaboration

Following our Decorex International 2018 debut Bay Gallery Home collaborated with Dudgeon Sofas using our ‘My Country’ Ruth Blue velvet to upholster one of their signature ottomans. Dudgeon, a family run business have been making hand-made top quality upholstered furniture since 1947.

The Ruth Blue velvet ottoman is currently a key piece in their Fulham showroom so please contact Dudgeon Sofas www.dudgeonsofas.com or www.baygalleryhome.com with any queries regarding this piece or bespoke work using our fabrics.

Ottomancushionsdaybedcropped.jpg

Bay Gallery Home, Aboriginal, Art, Dreamtime, My Country, New Art, NEWS, provenance, wallpaper, land, australia, Europe Aboriginal art

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.

IMG_4200.jpg

Aboriginal, Art, Bay Gallery Home, Dreamtime, giftware, Interior Design, NEWS, Sacred iconography

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.  

IMG_4112.jpg

Aboriginal, Art, australia, Bay Gallery Home, Dreamtime, giftware, Interior Design, NEWS, Silk scarfs

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

IMG_3810.jpg