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Spears from one of the Central Desert Aboriginal communities we work with. These are made by the men as “men’s business'“ using Mulga trees.
A few years ago we visited the British Museum’s ‘enduring civilisation’ exhibition which was an incredibly moving experience. The skill required to produce these incredibly beautiful artefacts including the feathered string necklaces, pearl shell pendants and woven baskets was breathtaking. The exhibition revealed so much more about the gifted Aboriginal people than we were taught at school in Australia. It helped explain a deep intelligence connected to the land and animals which flew directly in the face of any colonial claims the Aboriginals were “primitives”.
Amongst the artefacts held by the British Museum many are sacred and therefore not supposed to be seen by the uninitiated - seeing them was a guilty pleasure but also helped us understand why they were so important to the Aboriginal groups they had been taken from. Large tranches of artefacts in Australia are held in the National Gallery of Australian in Canberra (among other state galleries/museums and private collections) with only the traditional owners allowed access to view them.
Next year marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s voyage which took him to Australia and ultimately led to the end of the Aboriginals traditional life and the removal of their cultural heritage. Manchester Museum is marking the event by returning 43 ceremonial artefacts to the Aranda people and Gangalidda Garawa people among other Aboriginal groups.
This repatriation of Aboriginal artefacts by Manchester Museum back to those they were taken from over the course of white Australian settlement will no doubt lead to healing and reconciliation between all those now occupying the vast Australian continent.
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Athena Nangala Granites, Seven Sisters Dreaming or Star Dreaming - this painting has been sold.
Exciting new art is available through our Art pages where you can click on the images for more information including the paintings origin, artist details, size and price. We ship any size anywhere in the world so if you love it buy it and we’ll get it to you safely and quickly.
Since our last photo shoot another shipment of beautiful paintings have been delivered to Bay Gallery Home so visit us to see them before they are uploaded onto our website. Please check our contact details and blog updates for opening hours.
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Two years ago Alexandra, Bay Gallery Home owner travelled to the central desert community Daisy Kemarre hails from. Alexandra on a mission to find a painting for interior designer Tom Carey who graduated as 2014 Student of the Year from the KLC School of Design.
Tom works in Arts and Crafts, Gothic, Aesthetic and High Victorian styles. On one of his projects he was using William Morris wallpapers but as the ‘My Country’ Lilly Green invoked William Morris comparisons Alexandra thought she could source a painting he could use in his room schemes. So Daisy’s painting became a wallpaper in turn becoming a fabric.
Daisy Brown fabric can be ordered as a linen or half panama. The half panama retains the vivacity of the original work. If you want to match the wallpaper it’s best use the half panama but if you’re after a more rustic feel it works beautifully on the linen.
All ‘My Country’ fabrics will be available by the metre on our shop shortly. In the meantime you can place orders with email@example.com or call 07776 157 066.
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International Women’s Day is when we celebrate being women and acknowledge the challenges we face and often overcome. These Aboriginal artists lived a traditional nomadic lifestyle before the “white fella” found them in the desert. Given the lack of valuable resources and remoteness of the Warlpiri land the skin groups were mostly left to continue their life unhindered. However, some were pressed into domestic servitude as well as experiencing violence at the hands of the white settlers. The Coniston massacre was amongst some of the worst violence visited upon them seeing many retreating to place like Mt Theo to hide.
The spirit the Warlpiri people retained despite the harshness of the new life thrust upon them has passed onto future generations. Judy ( in the forefront) was instrumental in retaining knowledge of Country by sharing her life stories and Mina Mina Dreaming with the younger children. She was the embodiment of strength and wisdom who became an internationally renowned artist despite all the challenges she and other Warlpiri woman faced.
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telescopestyle, the destination inspired product range is complimented by a carefully curated selection of unique and vintage items, each with a distinct connection to a place, country or culture. By sourcing innovative designer-makers both here and abroad, they’re creating a global style map, charting decorative aesthetics and artisanal craftsmanship the world over, often reimagined with a fresh, modern twist.
Annabel, the force behind Telescope Style found us at our first trade fair the London Design Fair, Tent London in 2016. She immediately fell in love with our ‘My Country: design with origin’ Aboriginal interiors collection and as a result our wallpapers are now represented on Telescope Style with many other great, emerging brands. In the coming weeks telescopestyle will be featuring sharing more of our story so you can sign up for their newsletter on the link below for more news.
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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
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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.
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Bay Gallery Home brings you our My Country Ruth Blue, Red and Pink cotton velvet collection. As the latest edition to our award winning Aboriginal interiors collection we have chosen Aboriginal ‘Goanna Dreaming’ paintings by Ruth Nungarrayi Spencer selected on our last trip to the Central Desert communities we represent.
My Country embodies the Dreamtime stories still followed by this ancient culture for use in the every day.
One of the the four interiors surfaces (wallpapers, rugs, ceramic wall tiles and fabrics), My Country references the Aboriginal philosophy and creative process, whereby all of creation is in relationship, at one with the land. The original artworks' particular provenance and symbols - inspired by mapping myths, rituals and sacred topography - results in a compelling, versatile aesthetic with a most subtle compositional depth of field, imbuing spaces with wider horizons of the imagination.
Our designers used techniques combined with high-res scanning process to accurately match every detail and color of the artists’ paintings.
The beauty and quality of our velvets reflect the origins of indigenous creative process and high-quality materials and British manufacturing skill.
We also offer a bespoke Made to Order service as well as selling the velvets by the metre.
Photography by Annabel Smith Interiors
Made by Kelli J Angell
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‘My Country’ design with origin Joycie Yellow, Betty Pink and Daisy Brown
It was a real honour to launch the new wallpaper editions to our ‘My Country’ design with origin Aboriginal interiors collection at Decorex 2018 amongst much admired brands including Timorous Beasties, Rapture & Wright and Thibaut. Bay Gallery Home delights in people coming across it for the first time and there was no shortage of enraptured people on our stand at Decorex 2018.
The artists we represent continue to explore the bountiful botanic aesthetic of the Australian outback sharing with us paintings of exquisite detail. We strive to replicate the painting as close to the original piece as possible thereby retaining the integrity of the artists original purpose when executing it.
Each roll sold funds the art centre and artists whose work we use. The wallpapers are manufactured in the UK. You can buy through our website under Interior/Wallpaper where you will find all the specifications for our coated non-woven wallpapers
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Bay Gallery Homes’s Michelle Blue wallpaper is featured in the October edition of the World of Interiors amidst a sea of beautiful fabrics. We launched three new ‘My Country’ botanical wallpapers last week at Decorex: Betty Pink, Joycie Yellow and Daisy Brown.
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Bay Gallery Home recently wrote a feature article about Aboriginal art for London based I-M Magazine (Intelligent Magazine for Inquisitive Minds). An excerpt is available online with the full article published in the new issue now available at all good outlets including Harvey Nichols, Holland Park News, Princess News and Wardour News. The article serves as an introduction to Aboriginal art giving the reader a brief history of Aboriginal art and a broad insight into the different styles and areas the art hails from.
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Bay Gallery Home has been shortlisted in 3 categories for the So Glos Gloucestershire Awards including Homes & Interiors Business of the Year, Independent Business of the Year and as a founding member of Tetbury Edit nominated for Shopping Destination of the Year.
We would love to win any or all of the awards so please vote for us by 30 April 2018. Winners are announced 16 May at a champagne reception hosted by So Glos in Gloucester.
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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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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.
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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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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.
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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
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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.