Strings pulled by BRAG’s Exhibition Coordinator Denise Officer, brings Indigenous art and objects, sourced from the remote art centres as Northern Wings, part of the A Thousand Journeys – The Helen Read Collection which has been on display at the Flinders University City Gallery as part of Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.
A Thousand Journeys – Northern Wings is the private collection of Helen Read; aviatrix, midwife-nurse-pilot for the Pintupi Homelands Health Service Kintore, Kiwirrkurra, Gibson Desert Central Australia, artist. Helen is also a gallerist – in South Melbourne and Director of Palya Art and Palya Art Tours. Helen is the Founder and Director of Palya Art, she is also a passionate collector and caretaker of Aboriginal Art. Through her company she works to provide a greater understanding and awareness of Australia’s Indigenous art and culture through combining her love of aviation, art and people.