Russell James and Nomad Two Worlds
proudly presents a preview of original and collaborative artworks
by internationally renowned artist Clifton Bieundurry
April 20 - May 31, 2012
Monday to Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Perl'eco Gallery 47-49 Bay View Terrace, Claremont, Perth, Western Australia
Australian Indigenous (Walmajarri) artist Clifton Bieundurry is an internationally exhibited artist and the foundation artist for Nomad Two Worlds. His artworks have been at the forefront of openings in New York (2009, Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Gallery), Melbourne (2009, National Gallery of Victoria), Los Angeles (2010, Pier 59 Studios) and Berlin (2011, Camera Work).
Also an extraordinary vocalist and performing artist, Bieundurry has recently completed a 10-week engagement performing on Broadway with Hugh Jackman, with his artworks featuring prominently in the show.
He now presents his solo works for the first time in Perth, Western Australia, where he will be sharing his cultural stories and symbolic messages of humanity through his unique blend of artistry and performance. Clifton's works seek to bridge the cultural divide by explaining intricate details of his Walmajarri culture, as well as sharing stories from his own childhood in the Great Sandy Desert. "I paint to share my culture with all people….it is important that we can all gain an understanding of our diversity and differences so we can accept and learn from each other."
NOMAD TWO WORLDS
Nomad Two Worlds is the brainchild of celebrated international photographer Russell James.
Originally from Western Australia, Russell has spent the last decade on a journey to reconcile in his own mind the vast gulf that exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. He has achieved this through artistic collaborations with Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists from Australia, and has now expanded to include collaborations with Native American and Haitian artists.
The result of these collaborations is the Nomad Two Worlds art collection, which has been previewed in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and Melbourne. These artworks blend James’ contemporary photography with ancient forms of art. Russell’s stunning photography has so far been embellished by Indigenous Australian, Native American and Haitian artists, and tells an evocative story of innocence (past), inhibition (present) and discovery (future). The Nomad Two Worlds concept has been heralded as an example of reconciliation through artistic expression and has become an international sensation, with support and backing from a range of international business leaders including Richard Branson and Donna Karan and other well-known artists, including the Black Eyed Peas.