Bay Gallery Home is our Supplier of the Week; 11 – 17 July.
Alexandra O’Brien is an art dealer specialising in contemporary Aboriginal art collections that are ethically sourced from artists in the Central Desert of Australia, and runs Bay Gallery Home dedicated to this. This year, Bay Gallery Home worked with leading manufacturers including Johnson Tiles to bring these artworks to interiors products in a ground-breaking way.
We spoke with Alexandra to find out more.
The world’s first Aboriginal wall tiles - how did it start?
Cotswold-based Bay Gallery Home is the only dedicated Aboriginal art gallery in the UK. I was looking for new ways to use the prints by acquiring licensing rights, so they could be commercially applied to interior products.
The use of this intricate art for products such as wallpaper and tiles has never been explored before. It gives a glimpse into their world that many people don’t get the privilege to see, a glimpse of their beliefs and their spirituality. All of this is conveyed through their art and each piece has its own story. Therefore we had to find a way to make the tiles exactly right for this to work.