Back from NYC and raring to go

I’ve had a lovely first-ever trip to NYC and second trip to Seattle and now I’m ready to get started on the renovations. That is, once the plans are planned and drawn up etc. This could take a while.

In the meantime, there’s a Charleston’s art auction on Sunday featuring Aboriginal art. Both DH and I love Aboriginal art and we’ve begun collecting paintings. We already have 3 pieces – a stunning one by Napangardi (1st painting below) is hanging in DH’s office, another by Poly Ngala (7th painting below) is resting uneasily in the kitchen (needs pure white walls to be really awesome), a beautiful work by Pultara (3rd work below) is in our loungeroom. DH organized a purchase by the uni of a stunning work by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa (6th work below) that hangs in his office – and we’re looking to add pieces to our collection. Quite by chance I looked up the website for information about their next auction and it’s this weekend.


We can’t really afford new art right now but the prices are so reasonable and the art so lovely it would be a crying shame not to attend. A crying shame. I’m sure I can find a spare wall somewhere. The down side to this type of art is that it needs strong white walls to truly pop. At the moment some of our walls are a pale fawn colour (Dulux 1/4 strength Dune) and fawn is really only good for whimsical art a la vintage French style. We will need to repaint the entire interior of our home. I don’t see a problem with this.

Below are some images of the pieces we like by some artists whose work we have already purchased:

Napangardi 2014Evelyn Pultara 2014Josie Petrick Kemarre 2014Minnie Pwerle 2014Mona Shephard 2014

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa 2014Polly Ngala 2014

I’m in a world of desire here. As I said to DH, this is both good and bad news. Mind you, I’d rather buy art than a new wardrobe any day.



One thought on “Back from NYC and raring to go

  1. I rather buy art than a new wardrobe too!!!!
    I’m constantly looking for pieces that are affordable and actually just bought a piece of Ebay for 99 cents. I’m still waiting to find out how much its going to have it shipped from Newcastle to Brisbane.

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