Contemporary Indigenous art with a focus on the west and northern areas of Australia together with a boutique collection of contemporary Chinese art.
Seva Frangos Art gallery opened in Subiaco in 2006 and hosted over 100 exhibitions of Indigenous art, and over its last three years also highlighted the work of contemporary Chinese artists.
During its decade of operation, the gallery received considerable support for its artists from the public, corporate and private sector, and worked closely with a wide range of clients, including national and State art galleries and organisations, to assist in their acquisition of these significant artists. It was instrumental in promoting Indigenous art from the far north of Australia both in its locale as well as across Australia and abroad.
Working closely with Indigenous art at this level is a rare opportunity afforded only to a few. It was indeed a pleasure to work with artists, art centres –especially Warlayirti Artists Balgo; Jilamara Arts & Crafts Melville Island, Tiwi Islands; Mangkaja Arts,Fitzroy Crossing; Maningrida Arts & Crafts, Maningrida; Martumili Artists, East Pilbara; Tiwi Design, Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands; Waringarri Arts,Kununurra; Warmun Art, Turkey Creek; Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala- and the many individuals and organisations that provided support, guidance and opportunities.
It is without hesitation that each one of them is gratefully and generously acknowledged for their contribution to the gallery’s success. It is a particularly rich and at times astounding environment to work in and there is no doubt that these partnerships have been very rewarding at every level.
Although the gallery closed in December 2015, Seva Frangos maintains a close relationship with many of these art centres and a select group of artists and can discern and source a range of the highest quality artworks for any client.
Seva Frangos also maintains an active stockroom with artworks collected over a 30-year period.