Boomerang Art Gallery in Southport has been closed permanently and presently we relocate to Coolum Beach/Sunshine Coast. It is for this reason that paintings will not be available for shipping temporarily.
Once we have re-established our operation our website will display prices again and inform visitors on the services we provide.
Since 1996 we provide artists with materials and have them painting in our gallery, organised workshops close to their place or buy directly from them on our visits to remote areas of Australia. Most of the artwork we offer for sale have been done whilst Werner was sitting next to the artists doing the painting. This is why we with confidence can issue Certificates of Authenticity.
Boomerang Art is a Dealer member of the Indigenous Art Code Ltd, the public company established by the Australian Government to administer the Art Code of which Boomerang Art is a signatory. Boomerang Art is also a member of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia.
CAN YOU VALUATE MY PAINTING?
If you would like to have your painting valued, you will need to contact a licensed art valuer.
I WANT TO SELL MY PAINTINGS
We regularly work with our Aboriginal artists, arrange for workshops and we also purchase art from Aboriginal owned art centres. We do not deal in the secondary market and do not take artworks on consignment or buy from individuals other than indigenous artists wishing to sell their paintings.
Boomerang Art endeavours to provide viewers with as much information as available but reserves the right to make updates to the content at any time without prior notice. Whilst we provide all information as accurately as possible, errors may occur. Should there be such actual or assumed instance Boomerang Art does not accept any liability for any loss or damage which may directly or indirectly result from any advice, opinion, representation or other information contained on this site.
Visitors to our website should be aware that this website and all content of it is copyrighted and that the Australian Copyright Law protects the Artists’ Copyright in their original artworks.
Artworks displayed on this website may be viewed or downloaded for the purpose of buyer browsing only. No commercial use or reproduction may be made of any of the artworks without the written permission of the Artists or their agents/estate.
There is a story to every painting. Some have been passed on for numerous generations, dating back to more 50,000 years Rock painting.
Story-telling through song and dance and ….. art
There was no written language; story-telling, song and dance, was a way not only to celebrate culture but also to preserve it and to pass it on to the next generation. Today, painting makes a significant contribution to this effort.
Aboriginal Art - Styles
There are different styles of Aboriginal Art. Due to various groups having lived apart in the vast Australian interior without roads and modern communication many different languages and cultural ways developed.
Modern materials used by Artists
Today Aboriginal artists use many vibrant colours, not only natural pigments as in earlier times - white from pipe clay, red and yellow ochres from the earth and black from charcoal. Surrounded and captivated by an incredible landscape, watching the sun rise and set in a spectacular way, seeing the desert bloom after rain – all of those powerful experiences have Artists increasingly use bright colours.
Aboriginal Artists no longer restrict themselves to Sand drawings when depicting objects, illustrating a story, showing a map of the landscape or painting on bodies, rocks and bark. Today, they use mainly canvas and linen to paint on. The stories have not changed; they tell about the journey of ancestors, the landscape, animal habitats, social laws and religious believes as well as life and survival in the harsh environment of the Australian Interior. However, the use of modern materials allowed this great art to be exhibited in Galleries around the world; in London, Amsterdam, New York and Paris as well as in places like Hong Kong, Tokyo and Jakarta. images
Young artists use creative ways to tell their stories
Today, many upcoming young artists mix their traditional skills with new ways of sharing and communicating their stories to us. For example, Kurun Warun not only tells his story, he is also using his didgeridoo to play it.