Personal history of Alison Buchanan and the
Gumbaynggirr coastal aboriginal people.
Chosen to exhibit at the Sydney Olympic
Games brought Alison to the city. The innocence of witnessing an
aboriginal girl from the bush, jumping into the front line of technology is a
pleasure to observe. Alison established her own extremely successful
gallery in Sydney.
The art world has responded to Alison's art
with excitement, emotion and money. Precision and fluidity unfolded in
this spiritual art, with stories of love and respect for nature and life.
Reflecting the coastal colors and surroundings a unique art blending the
horizons of 2000 with traditional flavours of the past, present and
Alison recently purchased a 50 foot yacht
called the Malahini II, and is painting the sails and hull with her unique
art. Alison will sail to the USA, Europe and the UK to exhibit in a number
of major galleries.
Establishing one of the most successful
aboriginal art print business in Australia by her own hard work and
determination, featuring Alison's traditional art. Original sales in 2002
include "Ocean Spirits" to a Sydney Chiropractor for $10K. a series of small
originals and "Ancestors" to a Barrister Q.C. for $10K. Four large
originals to very private buyers in 2003.
The Aboriginal people of Australia is the
oldest civilization still existing today. Other civilizations rise and fall, the
aboriginal culture and social structure is one that has enabled longivity.
Aboriginal art reflects stories and our way
of life, today this art is maintained in modern day on canvas/linen, previously
great amounts of time was taken to paint or draw a picture in the dirt as a way
of explaining and passing down this knowledge.
Once understood the painting would be rubed
out and they would continue on with life. The western world in contrast used
text to prodominatly document history. My art comes from a direct spirtual
connection with messages of love and respect for out mother earth and all
peoples who enjoy her abundant gifts. I would feel that my peoples culture
and love of mother earth is something that our world needs at this
time. The technological revolution is wonderful however this needs to be
with a love for our planet and understanding that everything we
achive in our evolution and advancement ultimately comes from mother
Yours in Unity,
Alison Buchanan. (Junoy Mariwan)