NAIDOC Week: Celebrating Indigenous Artists

Thursday 29 June 2017

By Janni Fewster

About this Curation

NAIDOC Week begins on the fist Sunday of July each year, and is a celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Here at Bluethumb, we're proud to host a number of incredible Indigenous art centres. In this curation you'll find a few of our favourite pieces by Aboriginal artists, many of whom operate through remote Indigenous art centres.

About the Curator

Janni is bluethumb’s in-house curator, she knows our artists and their art like the back of her hand. Being an artist herself she has an even greater appreciation of other artists’ creations. Career highlights include curating exhibition Icons Uncovered, also at SALA festival, Melbourne Fringe and Midsumma. Janni has an eye for artworks that compliment each other and has curated many private collections.

61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic paint on unstretched canvas
50cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
56cm (W) x 91.5cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
51cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic on Arches Paper
40.6cm (W) x 76.2cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
40.6cm (W) x 76.2cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
101cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
12cm (W) x 27cm (H)
Mimpu, deep wooden water carrying bowl: Iṯaṟa ~ River red gum, Acrylic paint
50cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
75cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
52cm (W) x 76cm (H)
acrylic on canvas
76cm (W) x 56cm (H)
‘Dhagaay yulaanbi-li nhulaan’. Collaged linoleum print. Limited edition of 25. Paper 560H x 760W and Print 480H x 640W.
48cm (W) x 13cm (H)
Contemporary Punu carvings in Iṯaṟa ~ River red gum
92cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
56cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
97cm (W) x 97cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas