Bay Gallery Home believes passionately in respecting, supporting and promoting the Aboriginal communities it represents. Despite a way of life that continues to be endangere, the Australian Aboriginal people continue to exhibit the incredible resilience and adaptation to change that has sustained them over the many millennia they have inhabited Australia.
Yet, they are at a cross road. The creation of artwork, in particular the instigation of the contemporary art movement, has unquestionably improved the physical and mental well being of the Aboriginal people. In those communities where they are provided the materials to paint, there is a palpable sense of pride and purpose.
The majority of artists Bay Gallery Home represents are hard working, determined women providing themselves with an income to provide for their children. The money generated by the Aboriginal owned corporations creates mobility, educational and work opportunities across the community. Our artists are remunerated for the purchase of their works, and receive a percentage of any interiors' sale.
Bay Gallery Home's relationship with its artists is one of trust, founded on respect for their heritage and contemporary way of life. This utmost consideration for geographical remoteness, codes of conduct and spiritual sensibilities has allowed Bay Gallery Home to pioneer the first Aboriginal interiors' collection.
The ethos that educates how we source our art carries right through the process of creating our interiors range, My Country. Our products are created and manufactured in collaboration with British manufacturers and designer-makers – our rugs subscribe to the no child labour 'GoodWeave' programme and our woods are sustainably sourced.
In order to stay true to the intrinsic character of the artworks we translate, we enlist state of the art techniques and master craftsmen to ensure the detailed quality of each piece is preserved across mediums.
By exposing the Australian Aboriginal culture to a broader international audience, the artwork and designs contribute to the debate about archaeology, horticulture, botany, anthropology and the preservation of ancient & indigenous cultures.