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. Contact [email protected] to make an appointment.

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Leston Japaljarri Spencer, Warna Jukurrpa (Snake Dreaming) 122 x 107 cm


Counterweave is proud to be a fair trade, ethical 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, LM Knowles and Tracy Willans, and handwoven wearable art by Mary Burgess.

Trudy Rice Black Cockatoo & Hakea II-1 38 x 28.5 cm

We run workshops in mindful spinning, eco and indigo dyeing, silk papermaking, knitting and stitching. Check the workshop calendar here for more information, workshop dates and booking your place.

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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 46 x 30 cm

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.