ABORIGINAL INFLUENCES ON FASHION

29 February 2016

We were interested to read this article detailing clothes, textiles and accessories by Aboriginal designers which will be shown at Melbourne Fashion Festival.It’s interesting how the bright colours and vibrant patterns of a lot of Aboriginal art can be easily adapted to work as clothing, or textile design. There is...

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SENIOR KIMBERLEY ARTIST JUKUJA DOLLY SNELL DIES AGED 80

22 February 2016

We were saddened to hear of the death of Jujuka Dolly Snell at the very end of last year. The funeral was held on Saturday 20th February. We hope to be including some of Jukuja’s work in an exhibition this summer, more details to follow.An extract from the beautifully written...

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GRAYSON PERRY HAS A CHANGE OF HEART...

08 February 2016

Back in October we reported on Grayson Perry's controversial views on Aboriginal art. He appeared to suggest that it should be regarded as an example of ethnography, rather than being regarded as contemporary art, admitting his comments were 'not very PC'. We used the image above (Grayson's work on the...

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PUTUPARRI AND THE RAINMAKERS WINS BEST FILM AT 2015 CINEFESTOZ FESTIVAL

19 January 2016

On a recent trip to Australia, I was honoured to be given a preview of the wonderful film Putuparri and the Rainmakers by Nicole Ma. It won best film at the prestigious CineFestOz festival, which you can read about here. The film spans 20 transformative years in the life of Tom...

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JGM ART WORKS FEATURED IN TODAY’S METRO NEWSPAPER

01 December 2015

We were thrilled to see some JGM Art works featured in today’s Metro newspaper ­a pair of Mokuy sculptures by Nawurapu Wununmurra (link) . They form part of the wonderful living space of creative couple Charlie Casely­Hayford and Sophie Ashby (Studio Ashby), our favourite interior designer and frequent collaborator. Personal touches...

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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR AT MASTERPIECE LONDON

03 July 2015

JGM Art have just finished another successful year at Masterpiece London ­ one of the finest art and design fairs of the year. Our stand, which was beautifully designed by our favourite interior designers Studio Ashby, featured a wide range of work from all over Australia ­ barks from Arnhem...

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