About Us

 

Anna and Paul La Fontaine founded Pandanus Gallery in 2009 . Anna has had an extensive career in the arts culminating in an involvement in the field over the past several years. Paul’s business career has spanned many industries including the arts but his love of Aboriginal art and avid interest in the indigenous culture has seen him become a keen student of the vast subject.
We have combined our deep interest and knowledge with a sea change to beautiful Palm Cove where the gallery is just across the road from the beach and the Coral Sea.
Our curating policy is to expand strong and transparent relationships with remote Aboriginal art communities and where ever possible to source works for the gallery from Aboriginal owned community art centres throughout Australia. These include:
  • Papunya Tula
  • Ikuntji Artists
  • Tjanpi Desert Weavers
  • Warlukurlangu Arts
  • Warlayirti Artists
  • Titjakala Arts
  • Injalak Arts & Crafts
  • Tiwi Arts & Crafts
  • Jilmara Arts
  • Manupi Arts
  • Waralungku Arts
  • Mangkaja Arts
Our objective is to represent the diversity in Aboriginal styles of art reflecting culture, law and the Dreaming. We have made important steps towards achieving this in some of the listed communities and now aim to extend this to Queensland, especially FNQ.
We individually select works which meet the highest quality in materials, execution and artistic/cultural merit. A small but exciting portion of our gallery stock represents important works from before and including the first two decades of the contemporary art movement at Papunya in the early 1970s.
We carry important works by some of the Top 50 Australian Artists and Telstra Aboriginal Art Awards and highly experienced artists in their twilight years (refer to the Artists tab), and are particularly interested in supporting emerging artists who are inspired to communicate with the world through their fine art.

 

2 Comments »

  1. I appreciate you!

    Working thorough this way is very good.
    Main thing is that to promote the aboriginal art at extreme level as can.
    In this way more informative and more creative ideas will come.
    And these ideas will help to the artists for creative paintings.

    Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!

  2. Carol Said:

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    you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is great,
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