Australian art in Rome

Melbourne - Rome

Australian art: Aboriginal and contemporary art and crafts available for sale in the Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop in Rome (open by appointment), or online. Click here for catalogues and prices.

Counterweave is proud to be a fair trade, ethicl business representing Australian Aboriginal and contemporary artists, working in traditional and new media.  Currently the gallery has paintings from the Ampilatwatja and Warlukurlangu Aboriginal communities in the central desert region of Australia, etchings by Melbourne artists Lisa Sewards and Trudy Rice, mixed media and textile art by Felicity Griffin Clark and Tracy Willans, and handwoven wearable art by Mary Burgess.

In autumn/winter 2017 we will be offering the following workshops:

  • introduction to shibori,

  • introduction to eco and indigo dyeing and

  • Meditating the Spindle: an introduction to mindful spinning.

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The Counterweave blog is regularly updated with artist profiles, exhibition news, background pieces on Aboriginal culture here.

Counterweave Arts is open by appointment at Via Tor De’ Conti, 22, Rome. Contact us at [email protected] or via the Counterweave Facebook page to arrange a viewing time.


Ruth Nungarrayi Spencer,

Wardapi Jukurrpa (Goanna Dreaming) –
Yarripurlangu

Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation

We are members of the Indigenous Art Code and a Fair Trade business. Copyright for all artwork and text remains with the artists and Aboriginal traditional owners.

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