Aboriginal art by recognised and renowned Australian Indigenous artists now has a reduced market value compared with the previous decade. This is a healthy market correction to counter-balance considerable marketing hype and price bubbles that plagued the Aboriginal art industry prior to 2008 / 2009.
Australia Gift Shop‘s prices for Aboriginal art for collectors and investors have been permanently adjusted in accordance with the healthy market correction. In fact, all collectible artworks by major Aboriginal artists from artistically-illustrious Utopia in Australia’s Northern territory ( NT ) have been reduced to half-price compared with prices for comparable (and sometimes exactly the same) artworks prior to the Global Financial Crisis ( GFC ).
Comparatively highly sought-after paintings by renowned artists from Utopia, such as Gloria Petyarre, Caroline Numina and Louise Numina, are all for sale at half price. All paintings are acrylic on canvas, unframed.
Each painting is accompanied by a photograph of the artist holding their artwork plus a Certificate of Authenticity. This is crucial information for any collector, investor, interior designer and/or lover of beautiful works of art. All of these potential buyers should understandably be aware of the salience of authenticity in relation to art, in general, and to Indigenous art and Australian Aboriginal art, specifically.
All the paintings from Utopia offered by Australia Gift Shop include one of the artist’s Dreamings (or tribal responsibilities). In relation to the particular artworks on offer, the subject of each relevant Dreaming is Bush Medicine Leaves. So it is no coincidence that every one of the artists is an Aboriginal woman because, as nomadic hunter-gatherers, the men were the hunters, while gathering was the social role of women in the traditional tribal setting. Indigenous women were responsible for gathering the bush tucker (food) and medicinal leaves.
Tribal lore in stories, traditional law and social protocol engender great and abiding respect due to the belief that they had been passed down from god-like ancestors or spirits during the Dreamtime – the time of creation. It follows that social roles and responsibilities (such as the gathering of Bush Medicine Leaves) have powerful spiritual, and even supernatural significance. These authentic Aboriginal art paintings have this sacred element of a hunter-gatherer society, while also clearly exhibiting aesthetic qualities that are beyond sacred. Simply put – they are beautiful; they have a visceral magnetism beyond the sacred.
- For an Online Visit to the Aboriginal Art Gallery for Investors & Collectors of Fine Art at Australia Gift Shop please visit www.australiagift.com.au/aboriginal-art.php . In the online shop, you will also find an Aladdin’s cave of bright and colourful hand-painted Australian Aboriginal artifacts, Australian Aboriginal art products including homeware and decor, Australiana gifts and iconic Aussie souvenirs to purchase from.
- Contact Australia Gift Shop (07) 54727224 (within Australia)
- Contact Australia Gift Shop +61 7 54727224 (outside Australia)