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RAINMAKER GALLERY

The UK Specialist in Contemporary Native American Indian Art and Jewellery

Coyote Tales No.1 by Cara Romero
THE YOUNG AMERICANS

21 March – 15 June 2019

This spring Rainmaker Gallery showcases a new generation of Native American artists. These young creatives bring an explosive visual mix of techniques, experimentation and individual perspectives that shatter clichéd perceptions of ‘Indian’ art and life. They offer a refreshing perspective on what it means to grow up in the United States today.

The contemporary expressions included in this exhibition are a snapshot of the vast Native American talent very much alive and making a mark in the world. Educated, articulate and fearless, this generation of Native artists epitomises the exciting and fast-changing scene of indigenous art. These are The Young Americans of today – indigenous, dynamic and indomitable.

Artist Talk with LEAH MATA - Thursday 13 June 2019

Book now for our summer Artist Talk with Leah Mata and learn about Northern Chumash traditional arts and culture.

Leah Mata is a member of the yak tityu tityu (the people) Northern Chumash tribe, located on the Central California Coast. As a traditional Northern Chumash artist, Leah creates contemporary living forms of regalia and jewellery that are blended with traditional knowledge and rooted in the past yet incorporate her own unique contemporary artistic expressions.

Leah, along with her family, must gather materials seasonally before they can be processed and used. Given that most of the resources needed are natural, it can require years of planning to create items of traditional Northern Chumash material culture. Leah is committed to environmental issues that play a role in the sustainability of natural resources required to maintain her traditional arts. Finding ways to ensure each generation can practice these art forms is an essential and integral part of Leah’s artistic process.

Artist Talk with Leah Mata: Thursday 13 May 3pm – 4pm at Friends Meeting House 126 Hampton Road Bristol BS6 6JE (£5). To book please contact gallery@rainmakerart.co.uk

Artist Reception with Leah Mata: Thursday 13 June 6pm – 8pm at Rainmaker Gallery (free).

Made with Love

In addition to original art, at Rainmaker Gallery we carry an exclusive range of expertly hand-crafted Native American jewellery, Zuni fetish carvings and magnificent Pendleton blankets. All our items make unique and meaningful gifts to treasure for life and are available for you to purchase right here on the website.

Repoussée cuff by Jennifer Medina

Native American Jewellery

Pendleton Saddle Blanket, Tucson red

Pendleton Blankets

Zuni Polar Bear fetish carving

Zuni Fetish Carvings

Our Story

RAINMAKER Gallery was first established in Manchester in 1991 as a space for Native American Indian artists to represent themselves as unique and creative individuals with an artistic message relevant to us all…

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