“Since I’ve moved to Australia, I’ve been to many art galleries and I’ve been to many shops that sell Aboriginal art trying to understand this new vocabulary. I find this gallery as the most concentrated education for me.
Every time I come up here, the curators have come up with some unbelievably rich new vein of art in this country. Whether that’s because of Ian and David have some fantastic eye or whether it’s because of where we are here in Western Australia or because it’s the connection to the artist themselves is so direct here. The only other aboriginal painting I’ve ever bought was actually from the shop in Kings Park. That was my first Aboriginal painting and it’s a beautiful painting. It’s very very realistic. It’s got kangaroos in it. It’s just the most gorgeous painting.
After that, I found this gallery. Now, I’ve been just educating myself by coming in here and looking to see what they bring in and what’s attractive to them I think what’s very important in this complex language that these paintings represent is the watchful eye of these really talented people who can bring to us as westerners the kind of variety that they do. I just want to put a plug in for this gallery. I think it’s a great place. It’s very special.”
Professor Nadia Rosenthal
29 August – I always enjoy receiving your Japingka Gallery invitations here in California, reading them and admiring the art. I always visit when I’m in Fremantle about once a year. I recently visited a friend in Brisbane who also loves your gallery and has several pieces. So it seems you have a following in Australia and around the world! Thanks.
Teri, California, USA
11 July – Finally we have the painting in place. We are delighted with it … It just has a lovely feel about it and added to many other things we have from our travels around the world it just feels right. Many thanks to you all for your help in fulfilling my wish of having an indigenous painting.
20 May – Just to let you know the painting arrived yesterday and we are delighted with it. We have guests with us this we and they also thought it was great, and were interested as they have family in Perth. It’s a small world! It certainly helps to bring back many memories including my first visit to Perth and Fremantle.
Jocelyn & David, Cornwall, UK
11 April – The painting arrived Monday exactly as predicted. It is wonderful.
John & Jane.
30 March – I received the paintings this morning … all is well, beautifully packed and mounted. Was a pleasure to do business with Japingka and if ever I am in Fremantle again – I hope soon – I’ll drop by and see the gallery.
30 January – The paintings arrived early last week. They arrived in perfect condition and we’re extremely grateful that you framed the small paintings for us. Thanks so much! They look wonderful in our house. It is wonderful, also, to have the well prepared documentation. We look forward to doing business with you in the future.
21 January – Thanks for your email. I was just going to write to you this morning! I picked up the painting yesterday. We are delighted! Thanks again for your good service.
29 December – The painting arrived safely at 9.00am on the 27th December. It’s beautiful and I’m grateful you had it arrived so quickly. Thank you.
11 December – Painting arrived – very efficient! Yet to be unpacked – will be a Christmas “opening”.
1 August – Thank you very much. It arrived safe and sound, now gracing the wall in our house, that will soon be my study.
26 July – Thank you, hope to hear from you soon for another beautiful painting!
28 May – I wanted to let you know that the painting arrived safely last Tuesday and that we have also received the supporting documents. Everything is in good order. Thanks for arranging the purchase and shipment. We are looking forward to enjoying the painting.