Art That Lasts a Lifetime: The Stories Behind Our Artworks

Freddy Grant, PR & Comms Manager: The One That Started It All

Before the portrait walls and enviable art-filled home offices, David Gulpilil’s Crocodile Dreaming started it all.

Crocodile Dreaming is the first piece I ever bought over 10 years ago. It’s by the legendary actor, dancer and artist David Gulpilil, who by chance I was incredibly fortunate to spend quite a bit of time with when I arrived in Darwin as a backpacker. I was working at an Indigenous art gallery where David painted and sold his work.

Freddy with David Gulpilil.

It was during this exciting time in Darwin I met by husband, Burt. Together we started our art collection with one of David’s signature golden crocodiles; the crocodile is David’s dreaming. This piece has hung in every home we’ve ever lived in and now hangs in our dining area. As soon as it’s on the wall, wherever we are feels like home.

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