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Q&A with Angus & Rose Cameron

ESTABLISHED IN 2005 BY ANGUS AND ROSE CAMERON, NOMAD ART PRODUCTIONS AND GALLERY HAS BECOME SYNONYMOUS WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF LIMITED EDITION PRINTS AND CROSS-CULTURAL PROJECTS FROM REMOTE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL AUSTRALIA. Rose and Angus took some time to chat to Off The Leash and reflect on the last 11 years at their stunning gallery space.

How many artists and regions have had their work showcased at Nomad?

We work with more than 40 Aboriginal Art Centres and numerous individual artists from across Northern Australia including the Kimberley, Tiwi Islands, Far North Queensland, Torres Strait Islands and Central Desert. We have presented well in excess of 100 exhibitions including off site projects and events.

What are some Nomad highlights?

Nomad Art has facilitated eight major collaborative projects in 10 years, some of which have toured nationally. From these projects, Nomad Art produces exhibitions, collector folios, catalogues and educational notes. The works are acquired by institutions and collectors nationally and the educational material is used in schools and universities as resources for students of all ages and demographic.

What sets Nomad Gallery apart?

The ethos of Nomad Art Productions is to explore and highlight the rich cultural and natural diversity of the region and to promote awareness through the visual arts by supporting cultural expression and intercultural dialogue whilst educating audiences about the values and meaning of Australian Aboriginal art and cultural diversity.

Nomad Art works closely with Aboriginal incorporated art centres that are owned and managed by Aboriginal boards in their own communities. We have a strong focus on work that is produced through partnerships between artists and master practitioners from different cultural backgrounds. A large range of limited edition prints, sculpture, jewellery, carpets, rugs and textiles have been produced through such collaborations, and these make up much of the art at the Nomad Gallery.

The Gallery stockroom holds work from the Northern Territory, Central Desert, Kimberley, Arnhem Land, Tiwi Islands, Far North Queensland, Western Australia and Southeast Asia. Each region has a distinctive palette and style.

We hear there’s a Nomad Gallery book in the works – can you tell us a little about it?

We are publishing a small book to celebrate the projects, exhibitions and 10 years of Nomad Art Productions. We are hoping to launch it in early 2017 – watch this space.

Click here to visit the Nomad Art Gallery website.

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