Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri     George Ward Tjungurrayi

Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra     Helicopter Tjungurrayi

Minnie Pwerle     Jean Hudson Nampajinpa

Kudditji Kngwarreye     Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Lorna Fencer Napurrula     Gloria Petyarre

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa     Naata Nungurrayi

Walankura Napananka     Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

Paddy Sims Japaljarri     Makinti Napanangka

Pansy Napangardi     Eubena Nampitjin

Wayne Quilliam - Photography

till 26th June 2007

The Fascination of Aboriginal Art and Australia

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE, BILLY STOCKMAN TJAPALTJARRI, LONG JACK PHILLIPUS TJAKAMARRA, MINNIE PWERLE, PADDY SIMS JAPALJARRI, RONNIE TJAMPITJINPA, GLORIA PETYARRE, the artist list of the exhibition DREAMTIME AUSTRALIA includes more than 75 names and can just be read like a list of the who's who of the indigenous art scene in Australia.

The exhibition, beginning on March 7th, covers 1,300 m2 of gallery space at the Art Center Berlin and is under the patronage of the Australian ambassador in Berlin, Mr. Ian Kemish. Partners are the public tourist organisation Tourism Australia and the experts for Aboriginal Art D. Longstaff and J. Kehm.

The Dreamtime, the perpetual creational process beginning many moons ago, is the central detail in the mythology of the Aborigines.

The 40,000+ year-old culture of the Aborigines has no written language, but has been relayed from generation to generation through stories of the Dreamtime, and through songs and ceremonies, the Corroborees.

The success story of Aboriginal Art begins in 1971 in Papunya the first time coloured paintings on canvas were made and entered the art market. This relatively young art has developed rapidly in recent years. The works of the most brilliant artist of Aboriginal Art can be found in the meantime in important international museums and great collections. Sotheby's attains for works of Aboriginal Art at new top prices year to year.

Besides the Aboriginal Art, visitors can explore the oldest still-existing culture of the world as well as the fascinating nature of the Fifth Continent. Authentic films and the impressive works of the Australian photographer Wayne Quilliam are other highlights of the exhibition.

6 Fragen an Ian Kemish (article in German)  >>

Opening: Dreamtime Australia -  Aboriginal dance group

Dreamtime Australia

Opening: Dreamtime Australia, Ambassador Ian Kemish

Dreamtime Australia - Opening impression

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Dreamtime Australia - Opening impression

Art Center Berlin Friedrichstrasse - entrance at night

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Aden Ridgeway (l.) and Ian Kemish, Ambassador of Australia (r.) at the opening of "Dreamtime Australia" at Art Center Berlin Friedrichstrasse