Waringarri Artists group exhibition: Raison d'être - Our country, our culture, our art - Art Collector

Phyllis Ningarmara, Woorrewoorrem (Wet seasons), 2013. Natural ochre and pigments on canvas, 180 x 180cm. Courtesy: the artist and the International Development for Australian Indigenous Art (IDAIA), Sydney

Raison d'être is the first exhibition in Europe dedicated to Aboriginal artist cooperative Waringarri Artists from the East Kimberley. Coinciding with the Autumn Art Festival in Versailles, it gathers a selection of superb ochre paintings by emerging and leading artists, including Phyllis Ningarmara, Minnie Lumai, Mignonette Jamin, Judy Mengil and Alan Griffiths. Curated by IDAIA - International Development for Australian Indigenous Art - this exhibition presents their vibrant and colourful contemporary visions of their Miriwoong country and culture as an answer to the current European celebrations of the Australian landscape with the exhibition Australia in the London Academy, and the Kimberley artists of Warmun exhibiting in Gija Senior Law People Forever at the Australian Embassy in Paris.

Exhibition closes: 30 November 2013
Location: Gallery Karin Carton, 16 passage de la Geôle, 78000 Versailles, France
Contact: 02 8006 0262 or +33 6 851 482 84
Email: info@idaia.com.au

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