Visit Boomerang Art’s new home

Since 1996, Aboriginal art dealers Werner and Elena Obermeier have worked in the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, dealing with Indigenous-owned remote art centres from across Australia. With Werner approaching eighty last year, the couple moved to Alice Springs, Northern Territory, purchasing a 2.5-hectare property with a bush studio and an adjoining gallery. A second art gallery is in the works, due for completion in August. Their new art centre is set amidst a lush garden abundant with fruit trees, with the couple promising freshly pressed orange juice and Columbian coffee for visitors.

The Boomerang Art collection includes works by artists Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Gloria Tamerre Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre, Minnie Pwerle, and Barbara Weir. Passionate in their vocation to represent Indigenous art, Werner states he will continue to do so until his “retirement at the age of 95.”

Kathleen Petyarre (c.1938–2018), acrylic on linen, 120 × 120cm. Boomerang Art Collection. Courtesy Boomerang Art, Northern Territory

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