Aboriginal Signature Estrangin Gallery
For the past six years, the Aboriginal Signature Estrangin Gallery has been set in a house and the print shop adjoining it. A number of the original structural features (including chimneys, stained-glass windows, terrazzo flooring and wooden roof beams) can still be seen in the U-shaped complex, which dates back to 1923 and surrounds a tree-filled garden.
Throughout the year, the gallery celebrates the art of Australia’s indigenous peoples through paintings and sculptures about the Dreamtime (Earth’s creation). Using both acrylics and natural pigments, the artists create boldly-hued pieces that tell the stories of their elders and bring all the colours of Australia to life on canvas. The works displayed at each exhibition are selected in situ, in the most remote parts of Australia, by passionate collector Bertrand Estrangin, who, supported by the country’s official art centres, travels thousands of kilometres through Australia’s red deserts each year to meet artists and bring their remarkable creations to a European audience.
Commentary on the artworks available upon request. In cooperation with the Aboriginal Signature Estrangin Gallery and Klare Lijn.
Exhibition ‘The ochres of Arnhem Land, Australia’ (guided tours at 11:00 and 15:00 on Sat. & Sun.).
Sat. & Sun., 10:00 to 18:00
Rue Jules Besme/Jules Besmestraat 101, Koekelberg
Advance booking required