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The story about how Kevin and Jenny Winward created Red Desert Dreamings

 

Kevin and Jenny Winward had been keen art collectors for over 30 years when, following a chance meeting with a friend on a Gold Coast street some 20 years ago, they were introduced to a painting by Aboriginal artist, Lorna Fencer Napurrula, and their fascination with Aboriginal Art and Culture was ignited.

An inspired phone call was made to their sons, three Aboriginal paintings were purchased and the passion became ‘a family affair’. Red Desert Dreamings Gallery is exactly that – it is founded in the love of art and respect for the unique and wonderful indigenous culture it derives from and artists who create it.

The collection of works on display for sale and corporate rental have been selected by Kevin and his family.

“The fundamental test for us to purchase a work to sell, is whether we would like to have it on our wall at home – this is the key to maintaining quality in the works we hold; whether they be fine collector works, or ‘entry level’ affordable works.”

“We aim to ‘give something back’ to Indigenous Australia through the proceeds of Aboriginal art, and have fostered relationships with a number of organisations that seek to benefit worthwhile causes.”

Red Desert Dreamings Gallery is located on level 4 at the Pan Pacific Melbourne Hotel at South Wharf in Melbourne’s River precinct, with lots of coffee shops, great shopping (DFO) and restaurants.

A small sample of our collection is featured at the Red Desert Dreamings Gallery located on level 4 at the Pan Pacific Melbourne Hotel at South Wharf in Melbourne’s River precinct, with lots of coffee shops, great shopping (DFO) and restaurants.

To see the majority of our paintings and to get a personal viewing of artwork, this is by appointment at the Stockroom 6/200 Turner Street, Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia. Please do not hesitate to contact us to make a booking to see some of the great paintings we have on offer.

Kevin Winward with George ‘Hairbrush’ Tjungurrayi

Jenny Winward and a restful Naata Nungurrayi

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