SISTER7 gallery on Larrakia Country opened on July 2nd, 2018. The concept of the gallery was the first Women's gallery in Darwin showcasing initially 7 professional Aborginal female artists. Permission to operate on Larrakia Country was sought and granted some months earlier and the name SISTER7 granted and given by Larrakia Elder June Mills Gunluckiinimul to the new Women's only gallery in March 2018.
There are now 17 professional artists and weavers showcased and promoted at SISTER7. No intention to turn into a big gallery, every intention to just get better and better and remain ethical and respectful and contribute to Cultural maintenance in a lovely relaxed studio, inviting for female artists to come and paint and share their important stories, weave their baskets or make shell necklaces, all stress free and of course a cup of tea :)
Owner Lucinda Watson is an experienced Aboriginal art retail specialist and human rights campaigner with sound ethics in practice at SISTER7 with a focus on amazing women and their life and stories as told through their ancestors and now their paintings for us to learn from and documenting these sacred cultural stories correctly on certificates of authenticity.
But most of all, supporting women, Great Grandmothers, Grandmothers, Mothers and kids where we can through art sales or other ways we can help looking out for our Mums and kids who are our future people.
The gallery is at 6/56 Smith Street Darwin opposite Raintree Park and is a outdoors environment even inside! Very friendly always and kids MOST welcome!
So if you in Darwin then come in with your family, relax, learn and look and read a book if you want to but also experience professional Aboriginal Women sharing their important and ancient stories here in the happy little studio - on Larrakia Country. Thankyou