Introduction

Gallery Gondwana - representing Contemporary Aboriginal Art since 1990. 

From the start, Gallery Gondwana worked exclusively with a core group of cutting edge indigenous artists. They provided the artists with studio space from which they could escape the everyday demands of their home lives and community; in the days when art centres were few and far between and when established in remote areas and not servicing the artists based in Alice Springs.

In this studio space, the artists were nurtured, encouraged and supported in their experimentation, as each artist explored the boundaries of their practice. The gallery also facilitated ‘back to country’ trips. Directed by the artists themselves, these ‘back to country’ trips were to significant ‘Dreaming’ sites. The trips provided an invaluable stimulus and inspiration for their blossoming body of works.

Outside of Gallery Gondwana’s key artists and those who they represent, all other works have been purchased ethically through art centres around Australia.

Once catering to the general public through its galleries in Alice Springs and Sydney, Gallery Gondwana in conjunction with Vatu Sanctuary is proud to showcase the works of indigenous artists through their apartments, showroom and website. 

The apartments provide the opportunity for guests who come to stay at Vatu Sanctuary to ‘live with the artworks’, with the option to purchase. Each apartment has a catalogue of the artworks that are hanging in it. Other artwork can be viewed on the Vatu Sanctuary - Artworks section of the website, with guest able to request that any of of the listed works to be hung in their apartment prior to their arrival (we do request at least 8 weeks notice to arrange having them framed and hung prior to your arrival).

Gallery Gondwana is also pleased to offer viewing of artwork through our Showroom. Located at our Gondwana Sculpture Garden property, arrangements can also be made to talk with our Aboriginal art specialists and to view a more extensive range of artwork in our Showroom. Contact us to arrange appointments for private showings, enquiries and sales. 

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