Painting Now - Painting today in Aboriginal lands

July 10 - September 19, 2021, LE HAVRE.

As part of the "Le Havre, Australian stopover" event, the city of Le Havre is hosting an exceptional exhibition exploring contemporary Aboriginal painting.

Celebrating the richness and vibrancy of contemporary Aboriginal painting, the exhibition brings together works from Aboriginal communities spread across the continent, from South Australia to Arnhem Land, via the Red Centre, the western deserts and the Kimberley.

Curated by IDAIA in close collaboration with artists, their cooperatives and Aboriginal exhibition curators Tess Allas and Daniel Browning, the exhibition invites the public to explore cultural, political and economic issues for artists, and to acquire works that are part of an approach to support the ethical and sustainable sector of Aboriginal art.

The exhibition is hosted in an exceptional way by the Municipal Archives of the City of Le Havre, located in the Fort de Tourneville, a former military fort transformed into a space dedicated to contemporary creation.

Useful information :

Dates: July 10 - September 19, 2021

Events : inauguration and guided tours - Click here

Exhibition's venue :

The Municipal Archives
Tourneville Fort
55 Rue du 329ème RI
76620 Le Havre
Phone: 02 35 54 02 70

Free admission

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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For the catalog of the exhibition: click here


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.

Participating Aboriginal Artists' Cooperatives:

Ernabella Arts, Pukatja, SA
Hermannsburg Potters, Hermannsburg, NT
Ikuntji Artists, Haasts Bluff, NT
Iltja Ntjarra, Alice Springs, NT
Maningrida Arts & Culture, Maningrida, NT
Martumili Artists, Newman, WA
Warakurna Artists, Warakurna, WA
Waringarri Arts, Kununurra, WA
Warlukurlangu Artists, Yuendumu, NT

Exhibition partners:

City of Le Havre
The Municipal Archives of Le Havre
The Australian Embassy in France
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Poster picture:
Langaliki Lewis, Ngayuku Ngura (My Country / Mon Pays) , 163 x 106 cm, Acrylic on canvas
© The Artist, courtesy of Ernabella Artists