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 Address: Shop C 7-9 Coral Street, Victor Harbor, SA 5211     Telephone: 0459515793     Email: info@kirikiriart.com.au


 

more than 30 original paintings can be seen at The Salopian Inn McLaren Vale. Special thanks to Karena Armstrong and the staff.

 

Where does the work come from in Kiri Kiri Gallery?

 

The gallery owner Helen Johnson worked for almost 10 years on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in far north South Australia as an Art Centre Manager at both Mimili Arts and Iwantja Arts.

 

The work she sources therefore logically has a focal point of the APY Lands. Kiri Kiri Gallery stocks work from the seven art centres across these remote communities; Mimili, Indulkana (Iwantja), Ernabella (Pukatja), Fregon (Kaltjiti), Amata (Tjala), Nyapari (Tjungu Palya) and Ninuku (Kalka/Pipalyatjara). These are some of the most respected contemporary art centres in Australia. They are Aboriginal owned and governed as well as not-for-profit Corporations.

 

Kiri Kiri Gallery has now been open for more than 3 years and has an extensive range of Aboriginal paintings and crafts from all around Australia. More than 100 artists are represented including famous names like Tjapaltjari, Kngwarreye, Bird, Napanangka, Napangardi, Pumani, Burton and Puruntatameri.

How are Aboriginal art works priced? How much money does the artist get?

Ethical galleries such as Kiri Kiri Art determine their pricing under direction of the Aboriginal owned art centre.

  • The art centre (where the painting is created) sets the retail price based on negotiation with the artist.
  • The gallery takes a small commission
  • Kiri Kiri Gallery keeps the pricing labels on the painting that the art centre sends and so with transparency can show that the prices are NOT inflated
  • The art centre keeps some of the money returned to community to pay for the operational running of the not-for-profit art centre
  • Kiri Kiri Art Gallery stretches the work on site at not extra cost to the customer

Kiri Kiri Art Gallery is an ethical gallery-what does that mean?

Five ways to know how to recognise an ethical gallery selling Aboriginal art

 

  1. Kiri Kiri sources work from Aboriginal owned art centres
  2. Kiri Kiri buys  direct from the artists via an art centre
  3. The art centre the Aboriginal artist works in is a not-for-profit organisation
  4. The artist determines the selling price and this is not inflated
  5. The artist gets paid the majority of the money

 

Aboriginal Art: How do I know it's real?

How do you know whether the painting you are about to buy is authentic?

 

  • Does it have a Certificate of Authenticity?
  • Does the Certificate of Authenticity come from a legitimate Art Centre (check-online)
  • Has the art work got a unique code?
  • Do the details on the Certificate of Authenticity match the work of art?
  • Has the Certificate of Authenticity got a picture of the painting or art work or the artist?
  • Has the art work been produced on good quality materials?
  • Ask the gallery owner these questions when you make a purchase