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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

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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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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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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 Country: living stories

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   My Country, Wallpaper PINK depicts the land in the dry season, when only the hardiest bushes & established trees are still visible.

My Country, Wallpaper PINK depicts the land in the dry season, when only the hardiest bushes & established trees are still visible.

"This is my country. I paint because I enjoy painting. My Mother, Edie Holmes let us paint with her when we where young and now we paint all the time. We still paint and talk together in a family group with our kids." 

As Alana Ngwarraye paints, children and extended family gather and tell stories. Having learnt the skill from her mother, her painting now supports her four children.

Bay Gallery Home's  My Country  Wallpaper, PINK : stylish enough to feature in VOGUE!

Bay Gallery Home's My Country Wallpaper, PINK : stylish enough to feature in VOGUE!