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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

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

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

London bound for tiles and inspiration

Bay Gallery Home is heading to London today to take a look at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition where we're hoping to find some inspiring new talent as well as enjoying the crazy delights of stalwarts like Tracey Emin and Gilbert & George.

New Designers opens to the public on Thursday at the Business Design Centre in Islington.  This is well worth a visit.  The amazing Sydney Levinson of Rhodes & Rhodes and Barry's Lounge has been by the gallery where he told us that  tomorrow night he's being given away as a prize at the New Designers VIP preview.  Good luck to everyone in the running for a prize!

On Thursday it's time to head to the Old Truman Brewery for the D&AD New Blood Festival before heading back to the Cotswolds with our My Country tile range.

Links are provided so you can get tickets to all the events above.  

Please note the gallery is open it's normal hours Tuesday and Wednesday.