Friday, December 12, 2008

BEYONCE'S momento of Australia

When the singer Beyonce toured here, The Sydney Entertainment Centre came to The Artery to find a piece of artwork they could give to the singer as a momento of her visit to Sydney. They were looking for something really unique and special and decided a piece of Australain Aboriginal art would be the way to go.

We had just returned from a buying trip to Turkey Creek and Kununurra in The Kimberley, Western Australia and we came back with a fantastic selection of ochre works from the reknowned Warmun Art Centre where Rover Thomas used to paint.

The Sydney Entertainment Centre decided on a painting by Nora Nagarra titled 'Purnululu' which relates to the area we call the 'Bungle Bungles' as shown below.

We're told that Beyonce was quite taken with her painting which is painted in natural ochres (shown below) that the painters go to secret locations to collect.

QANTAS infight magazine - Dec 08 / Jan 09

Travelling on Qantas in the next month or two? Chances are you'll spot our new advert featured in Qantas's inflight magazine...

The advert features a photograph taken by one of our favourite photographers - Paul Gosney - who often travels with us on outback trips to record the journey.

The advert is aimed to make people aware that although we're based in Sydney we take the time to regularly go to the outback and spend time with artists in order to source truly unique and genuine artworks.