Exhibition "Painting your culture - Contemporary Aboriginal artists"

Sept. 18 – Nov. 7, 2021, LE HAVRE.

Through a selection of paintings, sculptures and painted objects, the exhibition explores how artists incorporate their culture into their works, whether in wood, ceramic or canvas, and how each object tells a story.

A wide variety of materials, techniques and media used by artists who live in different regions of Australia (central deserts, Kimberley, Arnhem Land, New South Wales) are presented, like so many vessels of culture:

Acrylic paintings, ocher paintings, watercolor paintings, wood carvings, ceramics, bark paintings, traditional objects and art jewelry.

Organized by the social enterprise IDAIA, in collaboration with the Incarnato association, the exhibition highlights works and objects rarely seen in France, from official Aboriginal artists' cooperatives, available for sale to help support the ethical and sustainable sector of Aboriginal art.

"Painting your culture", hosted in the new space of the Incarnato workshop gallery, constitutes the 3rd part of IDAIA's participation in the event "Le Havre, Australian stopover" organized by the city of Le Havre on the occasion of the program Australia now France 2021-22, after the exhibitions “Painting Now” at the Municipal Archives (10 July – 19 September 2021) and “Drawing of the Territory – Territory of Drawing” at the Jardins Suspendus (10 July – 3 September 2021).


Useful information :

September 18 - November 7, 2021
Inauguration on September 18 at 6 p.m.
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Incarnato workshop gallery
38 rue Marechal Joffre
76600 Le Havre

Free admission

Hours of operation :
Thursday to Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursdays until 9 p.m.
Sundays September 19, October 3, October 24 and November 7 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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

>> Price list available on request


To see the photos of the exhibition: 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.

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

INCARNATO is a non-profit association born in 2016 and whose vocation is to promote art and artists, while making the link with all audiences. Incarnato is also a place of life, meeting and performance where each room can offer a creative space. She has a desire to meet its inhabitants.

Exhibition partners:

The City of Le Havre
The Australian Embassy in France
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Poster picture:
Helen Nampijinpa Robertson, Ngapa Jukurrpa - Puyurru (Water Dreaming / Le Reve de l'Eau) , 76 x 61 cm, Acrylic on canvas
© The Artist / Warlukurlangu Artists