Behind each of these colorful and sophisticated paintings lies the artistic touch of a talented indigenous person. For the 25thH In the Antipodes Festival edition, the Jean Despas room was decorated by gallerist Céline Emery Demeon.
Given his passion for these indigenous people, this French-Australian wanted to highlight the cultural works of “The first people of Australia “, through his exhibition Earth spirits. Every winter, this professional travels to the country she loves to find different gems. ““I travel across the desert in search of new artists that I can introduce within my company based in Mogan Red Dunes Gallery.” She explained.
“Art is a vital means of expression”
On this occasion, about twenty paintings and many fabrics and sculptures will be on display until tomorrow. For history lovers, it’s a real treat to be able to take part in this festival that celebrates Australian and New Zealand cinema.
“There is an energy that emanates from these paintings. These ocher colors represent the attractiveness of the country and the strength of the land with which they are closely linked. For Indigenous people, art is a vital means of expression. It symbolizes their identity. It is not just an aesthetic issue, there is real cultural significance, which is the transmission of ancestral history. “