Waringarri Arts has a sell out exhibition in Shanghai - Art Collector

Artists Louise Malarvie, Peggy Griffiths, Dora Griffiths and Agnes Armstrong with Mr Yin, executive officer of Kimberley Agricultural Investments, a subsidiary branch of Shanghai Zhongfu Investment Group. Courtesy: Waringarri Arts, East Kimberley

1 May 2013 | Artists from Waringarri Aboriginal Art have had a triumphant return home following a sell out exhibition in Shanghai.

Our Living Land, the exhibition was previewed at the Salvo Hotel where Chinese and Australian government officials met with the Shanghai Zhongfu Investment Group to celebrate their continued relationship in the development of the East Kimberley's ord expansion project.

It was here that the entire showcased collection of 41 artworks from 24 artists were acquired by the chairman of the Shanghai Zhongfu Investment Group, Wu Puingai. He intends to display the artworks in his home and offices.

Cathy Cummins, arts and business manager of Waringarri, praised Puingai's generosity. She added that the successful experience of sharing their culture with a new international audience was important in encouraging new and young artists.

The financial boost to Waringarri will ensure the continuation of the programs that support artist engagement and access to the art centre, which was the first indigenous owned centre established in the Kimberley region. You can download the catalogue from the exhibition

Above: Wu Puingai with some of his new acquisitions by Mignonette Jamin and Phyllis Ningarmara. Courtesy: Waringarri Arts, East Kimberley.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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