Fine Porcelain Tea Bag Holder. Based on the artwork 'Snake Dreaming' by Paddy Sims. Presented in a matching giftbox featuring information about the artist and artwork. Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist and their community.
Paddy was born in about 1917 at Kunajarray (Mt Nicker), south-west of Yuendumu at a site where a number of Dreaming tracks interconnect. Japaljarri's Dreamings are Yiwarra (Milky Way), ngarlkirdi/warna (witchetty grub/snake), pirntirna (female python), jilwirringki (burrowing skunk), wanakiji (bush plum) and warlpa (wind). Paddy has been painting for Warlukurlangu for a long time. In 1988 Paddy Sims was selected by The Power Gallery, Sydney University to travel to Paris with five other Warlpiri men from Yuendumu to create a ground painting installation at the exhibition 'Magiciens de la Terre' at the Centre Georges Pompidou. The trip took place in May 1989 and the painting was received with world wide acclaim. Paddy was also one of the senior male artists who worked on the Yuendumu Doors. He has painted and exhibited regularly with Warlukurlangu Artists both nationally and internationally since 1985. His work has been included in numerous general exhibitions of Aboriginal art including Dreaming: The Art of Aboriginal Australia, The Asia Society Galleries, New York, 1988; The Continuing Tradition, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1989; Mythscapes: Aboriginal Art of the Desert, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1989; Lete Australian Montpellier, Musee Fabre, France, 1990. Paddy Japaljarri Sims is featured in the collections of Major Art Institutions in Australia and around the world.