Corporate gifts at Australia Gift Shop are very selectively chosen to represent what is distinctively Australian.
Conference gift offerings featuring Aboriginal art and Indigenous artefacts are archetypal Australian gifts for foreign business visitors and conference delegates from overseas who are attending international corporate gatherings and other business events in Australia.
Aussie Corporate Gift – Don Sheil 8″ Metal Art Plate with Aboriginal Art Brolga Design
Australian Corporate Gift – Don Sheil 8″ Metal Art Plate with Australiana Flowering Gum Design
Don Sheil handmade metal art tableware is one of the most popular product ranges from which Australian corporate gifts are chosen. Upon enquiry, we are happy to supply the exquisite pieces in this range professionally gift-boxed and custom engraved for a particular business event. These sleek and stylish metalwork pieces are handcrafted by artisans in Melbourne – which seems appropriate because this metropolis is commonly considered to be (albeit, arguably) Australia’s most sophisticated city.
Australian Corporate Gift – Custom Engraved and Gift Boxed – Don Sheil 8″ Metal Art Plate with Australiana Flowering Gum Design
Typically Australian floral patterns and Aboriginal art representations of Australian native wildlife are included in the variety of design motifs dexterously and artistically beaten into the plates, bowls and coasters in this unique Australian metal artwork collection. Don Sheil metal tableware pieces are also available in ultra-contemporary abstract swirl designs.
Australian Corporate Gift – Don Sheil 8″ Metal Art Plate with Swirl Design – Gift-Boxed
Australia Gift Shop supplies Don Sheil tableware beautifully gift-boxed, ready to proudly present as corporate gifts at business events and meetings to commerce and industry associates, corporate colleagues, conference delegates, valued clients and loyal employees.
We often supply these metal art corporate gift items in quantity as bespoke gifts presented in gift boxes with custom engraving (usually text). The photographs below show examples of recent engraving and gift-boxing for an international business conference in Brisbane.
Australian Corporate Gift – Custom Engraved – Don Sheil 8″ Metal Art Plate with Australiana Flowering Gum Design
How can engraved and gift-boxed corporate gifts, made in Australia by Don Sheil metal artisans, be purchased from Australia Gift Shop?
Christmas gift order deadlines for 2016 are listed below for those of you who are looking for true blue Aussie gifts or Aboriginal art pressies to give as Christmas gifts for your family, friends and loved ones. At Australia Gift Shop we invite you to our Christmas Gift Sale 2016, where you can purchase many Xmas gifts at discounts of between 30% and 60% off the regular retail price.
Christmas Gift Sale 2016 @ Australia Gift Shop : 30% to 60% Discount on Select Australian Xmas Gifts
Xmas is just around the corner, so, if like many of us, you’re travelling at high speed, you may need to slow down to stay on the road to Bethlehem or to that favourite Chrissy holiday spot at the beach. Reducing speed may require clear-minded planning to allow you to arrive ON time & IN casual mode at your fave holiday haunt by the seaside, in the Outback or in the bush somewhere really chilled – though probably not temperature-wise!
Coffee table books strategically placed in a company office setting are ideal for relaxation and infotainment for foreign colleagues, associates and clients who may have to wait (no matter how briefly) during a business trip to your offices in Australia. They are also increasingly popular as corporate gifts to be given to foreign visitors at international business events and conferences held in Australia. MICE ( Meetings, Incentives, Convention, Exhibitions ) professionals’ interest in Australian coffee table books as corporate gifts also traverses beyond gift-giving in Australia to gift presentations by Australian business representatives while on business trips overseas.
“Australia: The Journey” is a coffee table book that is one of the most popular Australian corporate gifts. As a corporate gift this hardback photographic souvenir book about Australia is ideal for foreign business colleagues and delegates visiting Australia for a conference or on a business trip and for MICE professionals purchasing corporate gifts for international business events being held in Australia.
Stunning photography by Steve Parish, one of Australia’s most popular and iconic photographers, fills the beautiful large format hardback, casebound and softback photographic souvenir books about the Land Downunder in Australia Gift Shop‘s range of corporate gift books. These coffee table books include brilliant and highly-representative photographs of Australia while employing accompanying text to enrich the visual content in both descriptive and factually informative ways.
How can “Australia: The Journey” or another coffee table book that is ideal as an Australian corporate gift be purchased from Australia Gift Shop?
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.
Gloria Petyarre, one of the greatest Aboriginal artists from Utopia, painted this artwork in 2008. She is the niece of Emily Kame Kngwarreye, whose “Earth Creation” is a million dollar work of Aboriginal art.
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 theAboriginal Art Gallery for Investors & Collectors of Fine Art atAustralia 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)
February 16, 2016
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Aboriginal art tableware sets, including place mats and drink coasters, provide for an interesting setting in which to appreciate the unique Indigenous art of Australia. Dinner guests’ eyes can feast on aesthetic wonders and sacred geometry while dinner guests themselves feast on food and drink.
The dinner party atmosphere becomes conducive to inspired conversation as the topics flitter in the night light. Sense the glow of a dancing corroboree fire, lit by the falling stars of the Southern Cross. A jabiru struts in the moonlight as a frilly necked lizard scuttles in the dust. A kangaroo hops past the gum trees, watched by pairs of eyes between the leaves. Indigenous eyes, dreamy and keen and curious, reflect the shining constellation to produce the effect of a Van Gogh matured by a walkabout for seventy thousand years. The koala and the Australian Aborigine gathering bush tucker let the kangaroo continue on a journey to the billabong watering hole.
Australia is the land under the Southern Cross, manifested by ancestors who have become the land and the sky. These spirits transformed into country during the Dreamtime, the time of creation. We can feel our own prosaic descendancy within an all-encompassing sanctity. As we pass the wine and butter the damper, it’s possible to catch a fleeting glimpse of the desert. Out of the corner of your eye you perceive a goanna in a brief desert meeting with a passing kangaroo.
How can Aboriginal art tableware, placemat and coaster sets and other homeware featuring Indigenous art designs be purchased from Australia Gift Shop?
Australian giftshopping at Australia Gift Shop is a relaxing pastime, just like visiting a friendly village store or browsing the stalls at a local Aussie country market. Go surfing in the bush or go native in the Outback at this true blue Indigenous Australian online gift store.
While you are browsing for Australian gift homeware – that is Australian-made, by the way – it can be helpful and fun to phone customer care at this online store and ask any specific questions about the Aussie gifts or Aboriginal art products you may be looking at on your screen at the time. This sort of multi-channel shopping experience is great for getting immediate answers or simply for having a chat with the friendly staff at this truly iconic Australian online gift shop.
The Aboriginal art painting in the background of the above photograph is acrylic on canvas and it is on sale at less than half price. The Indigenous artist is half South Sea Islander and half Aboriginal, from the Goreng tribe in Queensland. This artwork is not up on the online shop at the moment but if you phone or send Adrian a message from the Australia Gift Shop website, you are welcome to ask about this painting and the whopping discount special. Alternatively, we invite you to send your message / question from the comment box at the bottom of this blog post. A couple of photos of the artist with some of her other quite similar paintings will be included with the purchase. If a buyer wishes, the canvas can be unstapled from the back of the timber frame, rolled up and sent off in an Australia Post picture tube.
Australian gift shopping this month at Australia Gift Shop could set you up with lots of Christmas presents for your family and friends.
How can gifts from Australia Gift Shop’s Australian gift collection be purchased?
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this document may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.
Aboriginal art paintings by a major Australian Aboriginal artist are highly coveted by Indigenous art collectors and art connoisseurs around the world. This is especially the case when the artist is one of Australia’s late, great Indigenous artists.
“Wild Yam Dreaming” by Margaret Turner Petyarre : Australian Aboriginal Art Collectible Painting from Utopia
The painting is titled “Wild Yam Dreaming”. The subject matter is in keeping with the tribal women’s food gathering responsibilities in the traditional hunter-gatherer society of Australia’s Aborigines. The artist paints these bush tucker related designs because according to traditional tribal rights and responsibilities, they are part of her dreamings or what could be referred to as her tribal guardianship – a sacred responsibility. An Australian Aboriginal dreaming is analagous to a totem in North American native cultures. In relation to women’s tribal responsibilities, bush tucker refers to the native food gathered in the bush, including yams, native fruits and berries and medicinal leaves.
Margaret Turner Petyarre was born in Alpurrurulam (aka Lake Nash) on the north-eastern edge of the Utopia region in the Central Desert of the Northern Territory in Central Australia. Utopia is famous for its deeply respected Aboriginal women artists who became nationally and internationally renowned, such as Margaret’s famously artistic cousins, Gloria Petyarre and Kathleen Petyarre.
The dimensions of the canvas are 96cm x 80cm. The artwork is acrylic on canvas, with the specific medium being 12-ounce double- primed cotton canvas. The work of art comes unstretched.
When this painting is taken to a local picture framer, the framing job can easily be done without the loss of any of the painted work, so there will be no disappointment, only satisfaction. This is because the canvas of this painting has at least a 5cm border (top and bottom) and a 3cm border (on each side) to allow for framing or wood mounting. The border exists due to the actual painted area centred within the canvas being approximately 90cm x 69cm.
This Aboriginal art painting was completed in 2007, eight months before the artist sadly passed away. It is in excellent condition and signed on the back by the artist.
Delivery is free of charge – both within Australia and Overseas.
Delivery details: Within Australia: via Registered Post in a secure Australia Post Tube. Insurance Cover plus Delivery Confirmation are both included. International: via Express Post International in a secure Australia Post Tube. Online Delivery Tracking, Insurance Cover plus Delivery Confirmation are all included. Delivery Time: Within Australia – usually within one week; Overseas – usually within 8 business days.
How can this Aboriginal art painting and other Australian Aboriginal artworks be purchased?
You will also find an extensive range of distinctively Australian Gifts including Aboriginal Art Gift Products and Australiana / Aussie-Themed Gifts in the online gift shop at www.australiagift.com.au .
• Phone Australia Gift Shop (07) 54727224 (within Australia)
• Phone Australia Gift Shop +61 7 54727224 (outside Australia)
Australia Gift Shop is offering a deluge of free shipping Australia-wide for the duration of 40 days and 40 nights. This offer began in July and continues through until the end of August.
How do you get it? You simply go to the Aussie gift shoponline store at www.australiagift.com.au and enter the coupon redemption code during checkout. You will find the required code on the coupon in this blog post (see below).
This generous gesture applies to the complete range of Aboriginal art, Aboriginal art corporate gifts, Indigenous artefacts and Australiana gift products at this long-established Australian gift shop. If you’re considering some early Christmas shopping then this month of August is the time to take advantage of free postage to anywhere in Australia.
Coupon for free shipping Australia-wide on orders over $65 from Australia Gift Shop during August.
Free shipping applies to standard delivery Australia-wide ( through Australia Post ) on all orders over $65 from Australia Gift Shop , located online at www.australiagift.com.au . Don’t forget to enter the coupon redemption code during checkout. The redemption code is displayed on the Free Shipping Coupon shown above. This offer is available until the end of the month (until and including August 31).
May 28, 2015
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Australian Aboriginal art, as both a modern art movement and a collector market, has been painting graphic dilemmas for Aboriginal artists, art lovers, collectors and dealers alike. From its non-landscape rebirth on boards and canvas at Papunya Tula in 1971-72, it rode a steadily surging wave until 1988.
Brisbane’s World Expo ’88 provided timely exposure for this Western Desert Art. By the time the Berlin Wall was falling in 1989, Aboriginal art prices were rising like today’s sea levels due to relatively rapid climate change in the art world.
The Indigenous art movement encompassed a vision of Utopia (pun intended) that helped to project it into the Northern Hemisphere. It appeared that this was the boom we were meant to have. It had been said that the market for Aboriginal art was gestating million dollar babies.
In 2006 Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s “Earth Creation” fetched AU$1.056 million at auction in Sydney. Emily hailed from the Aboriginal community of Utopia in the Eastern Desert of Australia’s Northern territory, Crocodile Dundee frontier land. The baby on canvas had been gestating since it was conceived in acrylic paint in 1995.
Gloria Petyarre, one of the greatest Aboriginal artists from Utopia, painted this artwork in 2008. She is the niece of Emily Kame Kngwarreye, whose “Earth Creation” is a million dollar work of Aboriginal art.
However, at the height of the Aboriginal art boom in 2007, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri’s painting titled “Warlugulong” sold for AU$2.4 million at Sotheby’s in Melbourne. In market terms, it had been gestating for 30 years since the dots dried on the canvas in 1977 in Papunya Tula.
Papunya Tula is a remote but famous Indigenous community north-west of Alice Springs in Central Australia – The Red Centre. It is in the Western Desert, several hundred kilometres north of Australia’s famous Uluru, the Red Rock Downunder.
The Roots of Aboriginal Art : Mitjili Naparrula holding her painting titled “Watiya Tjuta” (90x60cm). This highly-collectible Aboriginal artist is internationally exhibited. When Mitjili began painting at the Ikuntji Women’s Centre in 1993, her main influence was the style of the Papunya Tula artists, which included both her parents and her brother.
The Western Desert Art Movement from 1971 is considered to be the beginning of the Modern Aboriginal Art Movement. The boom in Aboriginal art ended in a bust in 2008 with the GFC ( the Global Financial Crisis ). Nonetheless, it would be inaccurate to state: Modern Aboriginal Art Movement 1971 – 2007 R.I.P.
There is movement and life remains in the Aboriginal Art Movement. The movement is positive and the trend is upward. This year, 2015 is a landmark year of humble re-beginnings for the Aboriginal art market. The romantic ‘sacred’ hype and over-inflation have been removed from the market.
2015 represents the beginning of a modest and sensible market renewal involving a gradual ascent to a much less ambitious, though realistic, plateau of interest and investment in Australian Aboriginal art. After boom and bust, this art market now presents and views the Indigenous artworks as beyond sacred. By this, I mean that they are not solely anthropological wonders – they are aesthetic gifts and great works of art in their own right.
July 21, 2014
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Aboriginal Art Painting For Sale At Generous 23% Discount : Alice Napanangka Granites – Bush Vines
The painting is titled “Bush Vines”. The artist paints this natural vegetation because according to traditional tribal rights and responsibilities, they are part of her sacred responsibility or what could be referred to as her tribal guardianship or one of her dreamings. An Australian Aboriginal dreaming is conceptually parallel to a totem in North American native cultures.
Alice Napanangka Granites was born in the bush at Mt Allan cattle station in 1958. The cattle station, which is now called Yuelamu, is Aboriginal owned and run. It is about 250 kms North-West of Alice Springs in the Western Desert of the Northern Territory in Central Australia. She is of the Warlpiri tribe andcontinues to live in the Northern Territory in nearby Yuendumu and has painted for Warlukurlangu Artists since 1998. Bush vines in the context of women’s tribal ceremonies relate to her dreaming and the focal point of her art.
The dimensions of the canvas are approximately 51cm x 49cm with the actual painted area centred within the canvas being 42cm x 40cm. This work of art is acrylic on canvas, while in specific terms, the medium employed is 12-ounce double- primed cotton canvas. The artwork comes unstretched. When this painting is taken to a local picture framer, the framing job can easily be done without losing any part of the painted work, so there will be no disappointment, only satisfaction. This is because the canvas of this painting (as indicated by the dimensions given above) has an approximate 4.5cm border to allow for framing or wood mounting.
You will also discover an extensive range of typically Australian Gifts including Aboriginal Art Gift Products, Aussie-Themed Gifts and Australiana in the online gift shop at www.australiagift.com.au .
Phone Australia Gift Shop (07) 41593043 (within Australia)
Phone Australia Gift Shop+61 7 41593043(outside Australia)