Our exhibition will bring together Australian Aboriginal artists from the Central Desert, Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland) and Western artists, all of whom share a common sensitivity to the environment. You will be able to discover major works by Ningura Napurrula, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Alick Tipoti - who in 2016 designed a monumental work of 590 m2 on the terrace of the oceanographic museum in Monaco - and works by artists of the Ghostnet movement whose works have been exhibited notably at the UN (in New York and Geneva).
If the source of inspiration of Aboriginal artists remains closely associated with the Dreamtime - the Time of Creation for the Aborigines - they have been able to renew the iconographic vocabulary of their people by creating their own motifs and using new materials, thus giving birth to contemporary works where abstraction borders on the sacred.
Ada Pula Beasley (1959, Australia), Adam Gibbs Tjapaltjarri (1958, Australia), Alan Griffiths Jangala (1933, Australia), Alick Tipoti (1975, Torres Strait), Ann Thomson (1933, Australia), Betty Carrington (1935, Australia), Chris Heaphy (1965, New Zealand), Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (1932-2002, Australia), Debra Nakamaarra (1964, Australia), Delma Forbes (1968, Australia), Dennis Nona (1973, Torres Strait), Dini Campbell Tjampitjinpa (1940-2000, Australia), Djambu Barra Barra (1946, Australia), Euan Macleod (1956, Australia), G. W. Bot (1954, Pakistan), Ingrid Treacle (1970, Australia), Kim Norman (1979, Australia), Lydia Balbal (1958, Australia), Ningura Napurrula (1938-2013, Australia), Paddy Carrol Tjungurrayi (1927-2002, Australia), Payu Napaltjarri (1952, Australia), Susie Bootja Bootja (1935 – 2003, Australia), Taylor Cooper (1940, Australia), Wilma Tabacco (1953, Italy), Yvonne Burgu (1957, Australia)
Stéphane Jacob-Langevin, director of the gallery Arts d'Australie • Stéphane Jacob (Paris), member of the Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en Objets d’Art et de Collection (C.N.E.S.) and of the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art, is a graduate of the Ecole du Louvre and was formerly in charge of communication at the Museum of French Monuments in Paris. Stéphane Jacob-Langevin is a specialist in contemporary Australian art, in particular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. He is now recognized as one of the European references in this field, both by collectors and by the major museums, for which he has built up several collections in France and abroad.
Ada Pula Beasley • Adam Gibbs Tjapaltjarri • Alan Griffiths Jangala • Alick Tipoti • Ann Thomson • Betty Carrington • Chris Heaphy • Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri • Debra Nakamaarra • Delma Forbes • Dennis Nona • Dini Campbell Tjampitjinpa • Djambu Barra Barra • Euan Macleod • G. W. Bot • Ingrid Treacle • Kallista Kantilla • Kim Norman • Lydia Balbal • Ningura Napurrula • Paddy Carrol Tjungurrayi • Payu Napaltjarri • Susie Bootja Bootja • Taylor Cooper • Wilma Tabacco • Yvonne Burgu