|Urban Dingo Gallery is a rich tapestry of styles and approaches, combining the visual and oral traditions of a people with a long and proud history to form an instantly recognised genre.
Our indigenous art has come to the fore, due to immense efforts and motivation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists - painters in particular - who have introduced the culture of Australia's people to the world.
Over the past thirty years, the art of the peoples of Australia has developed an ever widening circle of appreciation, not only as articles which tell a story, and connect people with their past, but also as modern art - to be admired for its pure, unadulterated energy and form. It is one of art's little ironies to think that what is now appreciated as modern art stems from a tradition which is well over 50,000 years old.
Urban Dingo Gallery offers a range of quality Aboriginal traditional and contemporary paintings, limited edition prints and ethnic pottery, jewellery and artefacts by the people of Northern and Western Australia as well as urban indigenous art and some contemporary non indigenous art, that fits within the philosophy of the gallery.
One of the aims of Urban Dingo Gallery is to connect young, emerging Artists with interested patrons in the arts world and to bring together the indigenous and non indigenous art and sucessfully integrate and exhibit them side by side.
Lin Onus who was one of the greatest reconciler and who married the two cultures in his artworks so sucessfully was the inspiration for Urban Dingo Gallery.
I was born to German parents in Goomalling, Western Australia, but was brought up in Mannheim, West Germany. Subsequently, I moved back to Australia, and have been living in the West Australian harbour town of Fremantle for the last 24 years.
In 1995 I began studying Art History, and then went on to complete a Diploma in Visual Arts Management. It was at this time that I found myself drawn to the art of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia.
For the next nine years, I worked in the arts environment - in established Aboriginal Art Galleries, developing my knowledge of these amazing people. My fascination with the culture and art of the Aboriginie has never ceased, and it seems to me that the more one learns of the background and stories surrounding these paintings, the more interesting and mysterious they become.
My passion for the arts, and the knowledge that I have gained in my years in the industry have made me more determined to bring the wonderful art, culture and stories of these unique people to the attention of a wider audience in Europe and Germany in particular.
Ich wurde von deutschen Eltern in Goomalling, Westaustralien geboren bin aber in Deutschland (Mannheim) aufgewachsen. Später zog ich zurück nach Australien und lebe seit 24 Jahren in der westaustralischen Hafenstadt Fremantle.
1995 fing ich an Kunstgeschichte zu studieren und machte anschließend mein Diplom im visuellen Kunstmanagement.
Zu dieser Zeit fand ich zur Kunst der eingeborenen Völker von Australien.
Für die folgenden neun Jahre arbeitete ich im "arts environment". Dort lernte ich viel über diese erstaunlichen Menschen.
Meine Faszination zu der Kultur und der Kunst der Aboriginie hat nie aufgehört, und es scheint mir daß, je mehr man vom Hintergrund und von den Geschichten ihrer Gemälde lernt, desto interessanter und geheimnisvoller werden sie.
Meine Passion für diese Kunst und das Wissen, was ich in meinen Jahren in der Industrie gewonnen habe hat den Wunsch geboren, diese wundervolle Kunst, die Kultur und die Geschichten dieser einzigartigen Leute - einem breiteren Publikum in Europa und besonders in Deutschland zugänglich zu machen.