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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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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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We have sadly learnt that one of our favourite artists who was also an incredibly inspirational women has passed away. On our recent trip to our Aboriginal communities in Australia we caught up with Alma. She had been ill for some time but we believed she had beaten her illness so it was a dreadful shock to find out she has died. Alma had started painting again following her illness and we were looking forward to having more of her works after her sell out show at Bay Gallery Home in 2015. Sadly, this will not be the case.
Alma was instrumental in helping obtain permission to create the 'My Country' interiors collection and for that we are forever grateful. Our thoughts are with her family, the art centre staff and the Community.
On our visit in Easter we caught up with Alma who shared her recent works with us.
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Two of our beautiful Aboriginal paintings featured in the May edition of Period Living.
Please get in touch if you would like advice on Aboriginal paintings to suit the colour scheme and style for any room in your house. As you can see the Aboriginal paintings blend well in contemporary interiors within old Cotswold cottages bringing an ancient culture into your home.
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Bay Gallery Home is very proud to announce that our My Country Aboriginal Interiors collection has been shortlisted for the World Interiors News Awards, (WINAwards2016) under the Surface and Accessories category.
"The World Interiors News Awards recognise and celebrate the designs that have made the biggest impact on the cultural landscape over the past year."
My Country was one of six entries to make the shortlist from a very strong, innovative category. The Jury commented:
'A fantastic example of the nice face of globalisation as well as something that the jury would like to have in their own homes.' JT.
We are so honoured to have made the shortlist and represent the wonderful artists and communities who are at the heart of this enterprise on this world class stage!
Our entry can be viewed on the World Interiors News website in the Surface & Interior Accessories category.