Exhibition "Drawing of the territory - Territory of the drawing"

October 20, 2021 - January 7, 2022, PARIS.

After being exhibited at the Jardins Suspendus in the city of Le Havre from July 10 to September 3, 2021 , the exceptional collaborative project between Le Havre artist Patrice Balvay and a collective of Aboriginal women artists from the community of Haasts Bluff in the desert Central Australia (Ann Lane, Anne Dixon, Daphne Marks, Eileen Anyama Napaltjarri, Eunice Napanangka Jack, Keturah Zimran, and Patricia Multa) is hosted by the Australian Embassy in Paris.

The artist Patrice Balvay and the collective of Aboriginal women artists produced two series of panoramic works, 7 drawings and 7 paintings, in parallel. These works are a topographical, symbolic and emotional transcription - on the model of the Aboriginal "dream" - of an experience of two territories: the city of Le Havre and the Australian desert.

A project initiated by Patrice Balvay, organized in collaboration with IDAIA and the Ikuntji artists' cooperative in Haasts Bluff, in partnership with the City of Le Havre and the Australian Embassy in France, and with the support of SIFA Logistics.

Curated by Patrice Balvay and Solenne Ducos-Lamotte, director of IDAIA, in collaboration with the seven Ikuntji artists participating in the project, Ann Lane, Anne Dixon, Daphne Marks, Eileen Anyama Napaltjarri, Eunice Napanangka Jack, Keturah Zimran, and Patricia Multa; and Chrischona Schmidt, manager of Ikuntji Artists.


Useful information :

Australian Embassy in France
4 rue Jean-Rey
75015 Paris

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding public holidays).
The exhibitions are freely accessible on presentation of an identity document.

Program of festive and educational events: click here

For any questions: info@idaia.com.au or info@idaia.fr

>> Exhibition catalog and price list available on request


To see the works: click here

To browse the catalog: click here


" Le Havre, Australian stopover 2021 " is a unique event from the City of Le Havre, which honors the island-continent and its special links with Le Havre. On the program: photography exhibitions on Australia, artistic installations, discoveries of Australian sports practices, festive events around the arts or coffee, shows and concerts, cinema and readings, nature activities, family entertainment... as well as 4 major exhibitions exceptional heritage sites around contemporary Australian and Aboriginal art, which make Le Havre an unmissable destination from June 5 to November 7, 2021. 

Australia Now France 2021-2022 is a program organized by the Australian government: a series of events and initiatives to strengthen and deepen bilateral relations between Australia and France, and to reflect the cultural richness of Australia in several French cities. )


Image: D etails of the works of P atrice Balvay, 4°3'26''N,0°4'9.2"E-4°2'56",0°16'26"N,0°16'26" E (III) - Courtesy Patrice Balvay; and Daphne Marks, Yalka at Karrkurutinytja (Onion Bush Dream at Lake Macdonald) - Courtesy Ikuntji Artists.