History of the property

Posted 25 August 2021

Roslyn had come to buy Emily Kngwarreye paintings…

Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Emily Kame Kangwarreye - Seasons, 1995

She purchased the property off another art dealer, Rodney Gooch in 1993. She had come to buy Emily Kngwarreye paintings and fell in love with the property. It was owned by a company that comprised of 3 friends. It was a very creative space and many ideas were born there, including CAAMA Radio and subsequently CAAMA Television. Many Alice Springs locals and the broader art community have memories of this place and the people here.

Up until 2006, it was Roslyn’s family home and worked beautifully for entertaining people from all over the world that visited the gallery and friends and family visiting from interstate. Periodically, she would rent out two of the units and at other times artists who had become special friends such as Dorothy Napangardi or Linda Jackson would live there.

Roslyn was spending a lot of time travelling to and from her Sydney gallery in Danks Street, Waterloo and to various art fairs. She no longer needed the large residence all the time but wanted to be able to check in whenever she wanted. The majority of the time when back in Alice Springs, she spent in the large open plan space of the Studio which has a large storeroom.

Emily Kame Kangwarreye - State Of My Country, 1994 - Ed 56 / 99 - Screenprint 35 x 61 cm

Emily Kame Kangwarreye - State Of My Country, 1994 - Ed 56 / 99 - Screenprint 35 x 61 cm

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