White Rice and Red Ochre

White Rice and Red Ochre Opening Invitation copy









WARLI Ritual Tribal Art


The Train by Balu Some Mashe

The Train by Balu Some Mashe

Warli_Exhibition1 INVITE

Narmada Smith Exhibition Mary Place Gallery Paddington Sydney

POP-UP Painting Exhibition DANKS Street Waterloo Redfern

POP -UP Exhibit… HI everyone , I am showing a selection of paintings at a winter exhibition located in  a cafe / wine bar called SOCIETTE at 9-15 Danks Street Waterloo.   It is at the eastern end of Dank street. It finishes at the end of July .  Some images of the work are listed below….talk soon Narmada                                                                                                                                                          P.S. The cafe number is (02)96988899 just in case you get lost


The Journey







THE BAKERS DOZEN / 6 March – 5 April / exhibition of 13 women artists /

Exhibition at UTS Gallery Sydney
Level 4, 702 harris Street Ultimo NSW

The Bakers Dozen invites the viewer into a domestic setting that plays with arrangement, display and re-arrangement.The aesthetic is contradictory, the minimal is juxtaposed against the busy. the optical illusion is transferred to three dimensions.

Experimenting in abstraction and with form, these 13 artists draw attention to the processes and materials used as they work into areas of beauty, domesticity and the hand made. Here, the curatorial approach celebrates informal mentoring and peer-to- peer relationships, embodying the tangential connections that span the established, mid and early career artists.

With practices overlapping Neo Geo, Formalism and Post Pop these outstanding Australian artists allow the personal and spontaneous to intersect with political social and aesthetic ideologies.

Dr Jacqueline Milner (SCA Sydney) Bakers Dozen Cattalogue 2012

Spirit Journey – Melbourne Exhibition

Melbourne Exhibition at Pasqualeys Gallery 168 St Kilda Road St Kilda (near Alma Rd.)

Thursday 28th July to 14th August Opening hours 11 to 6 Fri and Sat  12 to 4 Sunday


Warli Art at Cross Art Projects

Ace Bourke has put together a collection of Indian Tribal Art. The Warli painting will be included in this eclectic body of work from different tribes of India .

Artist Balu Dumarda “The woman who gave birth on the mountain”

Opening at The Cross Art Projects Saturday 16th April 2011 .There will be a floor talk by Ace at 3pm.

Opening Night Mountain Cloud Rock Exhibition

White Spirit Mountain

Mango Door

Tribal HorseGreen Rocks Red CloudSheffer Gallery

Mountain Cloud Rock 1st Feb 5th feb 2011

Sheffer Gallery
38 Lander Street
Darlington 2008

DATES  Tuesday 1st Feb to Saturday 5th February
OPENING Thursday 3rd February  6 to 8pm

Inspired by the mystical Poet-Saints of Maharashtra India,
Narmada has distilled the vibrant imagery from many Indian journeys onto canvas.
Working from memory she has melded together the two main influences informing her art practice.

Her reflection on the mystic imagery of India and the deep resonance of the Australian landscape. This body of  work is a confluence of these two cultural rivers of experience.

Painting directly from the Bundjalumg Mountains and the Bundeena coastal landscape of Banksia and red gums, the two sides of the coin merge into one  abstraction of  fluid gestural figuration.

The play of thick oil paint captures her vivid recollection of  rural Indian tribal art  and remote temples dedicated to ancient Saints and Yogis.
The layered images document Narmada’s  journey between the two worlds.
Sheffer Gallery: 02 9310 5638



Mt Lindsay is the sister Mountain to Mt Warning on the far northcoast in Bundjalung country.This large painting (2mtres x 3 mtres)is an abstract portrait of the mountain cradled in the remnants of rainforest left by the cedar cutters of past generations.The mountain is situated west of Lismore past Kyogle on the backroad to the Great Border Ranges.This visual road map of the wildlife and plants that inhabit the surrounding area is home to bush turkeys, fruitbats, turtle, goanna, giant black moths and ancient grass trees.

Painted in the style reminiscent of Hundertwasser with red and green grids….

“What we lack is a peace treaty with nature

We are no longer able to create

That is the real illiteracy”        – Hundertwasser