A Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art gift commission with Warmun Art
The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art reflects the diversity of creative Australia through the work of our country’s defining artists. Embracing painting, photography, sculpture and digital media, the Collection is displayed at the Wesfarmers Corporate Office in Perth, Western Australia and shared with the public through exhibitions and loans to museums and galleries across Australia and internationally.
COLLBORATE2020 is a suite of vessels celebrating works of art held in The Wesfarmers Collection by the distinguished artists, Mabel Juli, Patrick Mung Mung and Rammey Ramsey of the Warmun Art Centre, Turkey Creek, located in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Wesfarmers and Warmun have over the last three decades developed an enduring and supportive relationship.
Created over 2020 and 2021 in collaboration with each artist, this suite of vessels has been created as a gift commission, designed and produced as a limited edition in anodized aluminium, etched, hand painted and finished, by the premier Australian craft studio, JamFactory, Adelaide.
This innovative commission project, involving the development of bespoke processes and techniques to creative the distinctive colour and finish of each piece - provides Wesfarmers with a bespoke corporate gift that is unique to the company and The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian art. It will showcase the calibre and innovation of contemporary Australian art and design and the timeless
The vessels produced for COLLABORATE2020 feature works of art in The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art by Mabel Juli, Rammey Ramsey and Patrick Mung Mung.
These artists are among the most renowned Kimberley artists of their generation.
Represented in important international collections including the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, and all major Australian public collections, their significance to Australian art and culture is reflected in their
creative output, and through their role as ambassadors for the art of the Kimberley and as esteemed teachers and leaders of the Gija people of the East Kimberley.
MABEL JULI b.c1931
Gija language group
Lives and works in Warmun Community, Western Australia
Wardal and Garnkiny 2020
Fluted vessel in spun, anodized and etched aluminium
Fluted vessel in spun, anodized and etched aluminium, with hand painting detail