Truth in Art – Message from Vesna:

In line with What Wanjinas Want, as communicated on 11/03/2011, we are developing a new range of products, inspired by prehistoric Australian cave art, to coincide with the release of “Set in Sand” book. We are adding new themes to our work plan for 2011 which so far includes: Blue Mountains Blues – Wanjina Laughing…

Arts Law Centre of Australia confirms: Wanjina Watchers in the Whispering Stone is original artwork by Ben Osváth

The Law Report on ABC’s Radio National recently ran a story about a gallery in the Blue Mountains which has erected a large outside sculpture featuring Wandjinas, the creation spirit sacred to three Aboriginal tribes in the Kimberley in Western Australia. The gallery, in a separate initiative is also encouraging artists to create their own…


ABC Kimberley: Vesna Tenodi is following Wanjina’s instructions

Violent response to Wandjina Watchers sculpture The Wanjina Watchers in the Whispering Stone, the eight-and- a-half tonne sandstone sculpture by Australian artist Benedikt Osváth has been repeatedly vandalised by local thugs who also vandalised the ModroGorje gallery and made death threats to its owners and artists, claiming they acted under orders from a Kimberley tribesman. As one of…


Katoomba: Gallery owner releases Wanjina song

Blue Mountains gallery owner Vesna Tenodi has released a song entitled “Wanjinas Call” for NAIDOC week. Ms Tenodi, who commissioned a large stone Wanjina carving outside her gallery, has already attracted considerable hostility from Mowanjum artists and her local Aboriginal community for unauthorised use of sacred images. Read more