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Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Colin McKinnon-Dodd and the Mia Mia story

Clifford Possum and Colin Mckinnon-DoddMia Mia Story

Mia Mia Aboriginal Art Gallery is a social enterprise operated by the Aboriginal Artists Development Foundation Inc. It’s mission is to create a sustainable independent revenue stream for Aboriginal artists and their families. Read on for the full story >>

Founder curator Colin McKinnon-Dodd and his relationship with Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

Some of the largest and most important works painted by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri were placed in private collections through Colin McKinnon-Dodd. Colin had a special relationship with the Great Desert Master lasting 16 years. During this period Colin became and still is considered extended family still today supporting the family by representing Gab and Michelle in the gallery and keeping in touch with Clifford’s grand children. Clifford painted at Mia Mia Gallery a number of times and this was seen as an gesture of our friendship. A highlight for Colin was showcasing the Great Desert Masters Tour with Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Dr George Tjalptjari Ward, Unice Nappergardi, Gaberial Possum Nangarri Jean Nompajimpa Nanagarri.

Fine art reproductions and rugs now for sale…

gallery reproductionsUtilising the latest technology and supported by Hewlett Packard and Ergosoft software, Mia Mia is now able to produce stunning reproductions on art canvas of indigenous artists work. With the artist’s permission these reproductions provide ongoing revenue for the artists and their families. See more online. Also available are high quality rugs reproduced from the artists work. Buy online >>

Visit the Aboriginal Artists Development Fund websiteHow to support the inspiring and life changing work that the Aboriginal Artists Development Fund Inc. is doing. Visit aadf.org.au >>

Colin-McKinnon-DoddColin McKinnon-Dodd is Mia Mia Gallery’s curator, artist in residence and leading aboriginal artist advocator. Visit Colin’s website to view the significant results Colin has achieved.www.colinmckinnon-dodd.com