Welcome to Australian Indigenous Desert Art from the Heart

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We welcome you to our new online gallery of beautiful and exciting artworks from Central Australia;  introducing original artworks by traditional indigenous artists.
These artists are from Central Australian Desert homelands and communities, and their paintings are telling their stories.

The artworks are beautiful and rich with the iconic representations of Dreamtime stories and contemporary images of life;  hunting, food gathering, ceremonies and celebrations from the Central Desert regions. Sharing their cultural traditions, these pictures and stories are original, unique, authentic and inherently valuable.

They are not just beautiful artworks.   They are living Dreamtime stories communicating  with the "outside world" about their world; ancient and contemporary. We enjoy meeting the artists, and putting together our special collections of these rich and colourful, even "exotic" traditional / contemporary stories on canvas.

It is our hope that you enjoy "meeting them"  looking at the artworks, and taking them into your home and your heart.

 
Perenti with Eggs (acrylic on canvas)
 
This is the Damper Seed (acrylic on canvas)
 
Rockholes West of Kintore (acrylic on Belgian linen)
 
Riding Camels Hunting for Food

In the coming weeks and months we will be talking to more artists, or talking more, with the artists, to bring to you their stories and messages from these beautiful lands.  We will be including special stories and video clips, bringing some of these stories and messages from the people, who enjoy making the beautiful art, in a variety of images and mediums.  It has become a major way of making an independent living for most of these artists.  They are quality artworks at affordable prices.

We enjoy Building Bridges between people, and connecting cultures, from the furthest corners of our amazing world/s.

 

Authenticity

We purchase all artworks directly from the Artists (who painted them), or from Community Art Centres.

The information about artists vary greatly, and mostly, this information is provided by the artists themselves directly.  Artists also vary greatly in the way they talk about themselves and their artworks.  There are often limits they have from their families and community, about how much, and what they can say about the iconic images, and symbols in their artworks.  The works and biographies of well known artists are more widely available, whilst new and emerging artists don't have a large work biography.  As individuals, artists can be reserved, shy, or, outgoing and prolific in their stories "yarns" and life histories. There are various levels and / or interest (or confidence) in English language usage and skills.  In the majority of Indigenous Central Australian communities, English is usually not the first spoken language.

All of the paintings in this collection of artworks, come with a "Certificate of Authenticity" issued by IDAH (us), or by the Art Centres from which we have acquired artworks.
The Certificates of Authenticity, or Certificate of Provenance provides information about the Artist and the Artwork.
Although the Certificates vary, they usually have an image of the artwork;  title of artwork; and name of the artist;  and some information about the artist and the artwork.  
Our Certificates have an image of the artist with the completed artwork, and some basic, or more detailed information about the artist and the painting, (with a couple of exceptions).  
Artists sign their paintings, usually on the back of the canvas, whilst some others sign on the front.  Usually they print their name, and community, and date.  They will often write some of the story, and/or explain the icons and their meanings.  This depends on how much detail of their Dreamtime stories and images they can talk about.

Copyright

All the artworks on this website are owned by IDAH.   The images produced by IDAH, are for the purposes of introduction of the paintings and the artists, and for the selling of their artworks.
Copyright of artworks displayed, belongs to the  individual artists who painted them.
IDAH is committed to ethical business practices in the promotion and sale of indigenous artworks, and we respect and uphold, that copyright of any artwork displayed on this site, remains with the artists.  IDAH upholds the practice of royalty payments to artists with on-sales of their artworks.
No reproduction of artworks displayed on this website  can be made without the artists' permission.  No reproduction, copying, storage or retrieval or transmission of images, text, photographic images, graphics, animations, video, audio on this website is permitted without written permission from IDAH proprietors.

Maruku Arts

We work with selected art centres
including Maruku Arts

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ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE LOOKING AT THESE PAGES ARE RESPECTFULLY WARNED
THAT THERE MAY BE IMAGES AND NAMES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY.

Katalina Mindszenty IDAH (Indigenous Desert Art from the Heart) ABN: 91 631 004 759
Alice Springs NT (PO BOX 4834) Phone: 08 89 526 786 Mobile: 0419 815435 Email: katmindz@yahoo.com