Opening Online Market by Okka Wikka

OUR ONLINE GALLERY IS NOW OPEN FOR OUR WINTER SEASON,

THE ARCHIVES AND CATALOGUES ARE EXTENSIVE.

WE INVITE YOU TO BROWSE THE BLOGS ON FIBRES AND PAINTING

HERE IS A SEAMLESS VISUAL ARTS STORY FROM REMOTE AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS



VISUAL ARTS CONNECTION TO THE MYTH by Okka Wikka

The colour toning has a gnostic metaphoric meaning for the painter.

What is remarkable is the simple geometric shapes in these visual metaphors.

Here we enter the outer form (Artist’s Vessel) of the Soul Breath Psyche - SELF.

Of all the most simplistic unbroken continuums the basket is the "FIRST BASKET"

The motif is the " FIRST VISUAL STORY".

These patterns transcend the personal and cultural and are keystone Art Archetypes, being a vessel for the Gods themselves.

And here we witness the core meaning, arts and folk craft hold in our contemporary educations and culture.

Here we see images of the bicornual basket endemic to our Bama Culture. These are painted in simple geometric patterns holding customary meaning.

Again, in the Karrinyarra Artists work we witness these same geometric motifs that are painted as the first markings on the blank linen or ceremonial ground.

By their living continuum, universal visual patterns have always held a sustainable STORY.

This Story is still the “Story For Our Times”

As modern artists we shape this old story into the idiom for our times.

FIBER ARTISTS by Okka Wikka

THIS IS AN ARCHIVE OF OUR NETWORK OF FIBER ARTISTS WHO HAVE MAINTAINED OUR FIRST NATIONS FIBER HERITAGE.

WE PRACTICE REPARATIVE REGENERATION AND TRANSMISSION OF PACIFIC BASIN HERITAGE FIBERS.

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KEEPING CULTURE ALIVE by Okka Wikka

FOR A GENERATION SMALL FAMILY GROUPS OF TRADITIONAL WEAVERS MAINTAINED A FRAGILE  PRACTICE OF OUR 'FIRST BASKET'.

TODAY THERE IS WONDERFUL GROWTH OF A COLLECTIVE FOLK CRAFT PRACTICE MAINTAINING THIS UNBROKEN CONTINUUM. 

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