ABOUT THE ARTIST COMMUNITY
Successfully operating since 1986, the Artist’s Association is located in the town of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory of Australia and draws artists from all corners of the Central Desert region. The not for profit organisation has more than 600 members, all of whom are Aboriginal artists. The art centre is a popular enterprise activity, and provides social, cultural and economic rewards for artists and their families. The Artist’s Association is a cooperative art centre, described as the social and cultural epicentre of the community, providing its members with the materials to produce their art, as well as interactive workshops where members can learn traditional Walpiri painting techniques and iconography.
The income from the sale of each artwork is distributed between the artist and the Art Centre.
ABOUT PETRA MEIKLE DE VLAS
Petra Meikle de Vlas is an Australian Mixed Media Artist whose work is a combination of fine art, abstract and impressionism, and uses many mediums. Petra lives and works at her rainforest property in Cairns, located in Far North Queensland, and enjoys using the nearby Great Barrier Reef as a major source of inspiration and reference for her work. She's an artist who lives and breathes her craft, thrives on breaking the rules, taking risks, and is constantly perfecting techniques and exploring new ideas. Every new piece is a collaboration of many experiments - techniques learned and effects stumbled upon through many years of experience, as she harnesses and manipulates different mediums to create her art.