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"Dealer in the Dreamtime"
November, 2004

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  Jeffrey Moose Gallery is proud to announce a very special exhbition of Australian Aboriginal Art, "Dealer in the Dreamtime" a selection of exceptional canvases purchased by Mr. Moose on an art tour of Australia this past summer. The exhibition will run for the month of November, opening on Friday, November 5th with a reception from 6 to 8 PM at the gallery, 1333 5th Avenue, Rainier Square, second level.

Eunice Napangardi
"Bush Banana Dreaming"
Acrylic on belgian linen

The reception will include a slide show culled from photos taken during the trip. The journey, which included Mr. Moose's 74 year old father and 15 year old son, took the three generations from Darwin in the Northwest Northern Territories where the annual Telstra Art Awards was the chief attraction, to Cairns on the North East coast and Alice Springs in the "Red Center". From Alice, the group drove a four-wheel drive over a dirt track three hours into the desert to the community of Yuendumu, where dwells a group of painters who have been represented by Mr. Moose for three years.

Gloria Petyarreye
"Medicine Leaves"
Acrylic on canvas

Artists included in the show are among Aboriginal Australia's most prominent: Gloria Petyarreye, an original member of the famous Utopia women's Batik group and one of the country's legends and Eunice Napangardi, of Papunya (the place that created the dot painting movement) who was commissioned for work in a 1992 World Bank travelling exhibit originating in Washington, DC and has a ten by twenty foot work hanging in the Alice Springs airport.

Paddy Japaljarri Stewart, aka "Cookie"
senioir artist at Yuendumu, NT
Photo by Richard Moose.

Also on display will be works from other desert artists including Nellie Marks, Eileen Petrick, Rosemary Petyarreye, Joanne Porter, Ruth Napaljarri Stewart and Long Maggie White. Arnhem Land, at the "Top End" of the Northern Territory is represented by a canvas from Kenneth Wark (who once went hunting with Bob Marley) and a work on paper by Ivan Namarrikki.

Marlene Coombe
"Sugar Bag Dreaming"
Acrlic on canvas

Sadi Carrington
"Red Rock Castle"
Acrylic on canvas

Ivan Namarrikki
Ivan Namarrikki holding "Sacred Water Holes"
Acrylic on rag paper

Gloria Petyarreye
"Medicine Leaves II"
Acrylic on canvas


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