The Queensland Indigenous Arts Marketing and Export Agency (QIAMEA), in conjunction with Brit's Art & Promotion, Germany, announce a special exhibition at Great Art Exhibition 2003 will exclusively feature works by Queensland’s indigenous artists. From December 7 2003 until January 4 2004, Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art will be presented alongside leading European contemporary art in Düsseldorf’s internationally renowned the museum kunst palast.
More than 200 leading contemporary artists exhibit their work each year at the Great Art Exhibition, one of Europe’s most prestigious exhibitions, and every year there is a special section allocated for a foreign country to present their artists. Past years have seen special exhibitions from Cuba, Norway, Denmark, China, Korea, Japan, Lithuania and Poland.
The City of Düsseldorf has opened its doors in the past few years for Aboriginal Art from Australia. Aboriginal Art was on show at the former Art & Antique Fair, with a special section for Aboriginal Art in 2000 and 2001, and has been a fixture at the Great Art Exhibition since 2000.
The special exhibition will enhance the reputation of indigenous art in Europe, showcasing its diversity and variety.
The opportunity to show and sell works by leading Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in this prestigious European art exhibition is testimony to the perseverance and persistence of Brit's Art & Promotion in the presentation of Indigenous art to the German Community.
Participating Queensland indigenous artists are:
Michael Boiyool Anning
Shaun Kalk Edwards
Joanne Nalingu Currie