Aboriginal bark paintings specialize in Early Aboriginal Bark Paintings and Aboriginal Weapons.

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Jabarrgwa (kneepad) Warrabadalumba

Jabarrgwa (kneepad) Warrabadalumba

Jabarrgwa (kneepad) Warrabadalumba Jabarrgwa (kneepad) Warrabadalumba painted in a classic Groote Elandt style. Many of his Groote Eylandt paintings center around elements of the East Wind dreaming of which he was a custodian. He also painted several barks depicting...

Groote Eylandt paintings

Groote Eylandt paintings

Groote Eylandt paintings Groote Eylandt paintings are usually on a black background and have a characteristic of dashes or dots as infill. They have a strong graphic aesthetic quality with early works usually depicting a single totemic animal. Most paintings are on...

Nandabitta Maminyamandja

Nandabitta Maminyamandja

Nandabitta Maminyamandja Groote Island Bark Painting Nandabitta Maminyamandja is one of the few recorded artists painting in a traditional Groote Elandt style. His artworks depict the origin legend stories and dreamings of the Anindilyakwa people. He was born before...

Thomas Nandjiwarra Amagula Bark Painting

Thomas Nandjiwarra Amagula Bark Painting

Thomas Nandjiwarra Amagula Groote Island Bark Painting Thomas Nandjiwarra Amagula is one of the best-known aboriginal artists from the remote Groote Eylandt Islands in Arnhem Land. His most valuable works are those depicting traditional ceremonies and, Dreamtime...

Indji Tharwal

Indji Tharwal

Indji Tharwal Aboriginal art Indji Tharwal was an Aboriginal Australian artist working in Wadeye (Port Keats) from the 1960s to 1980s. He is one of a half dozen known artists who were documented painting in this area.   If you have a painting on bark by Indji...

Port Keats painting

Port Keats painting

Port Keats painting Port Keats painting tend to be on oval pieces of bark or square with rounded corners. The earlier paintings of this region are the most collectible and have churinga-like designs. Painting on bark in Port Keats started in the late 1950s. 64...

Charlie Mardigan

Charlie Mardigan

Charlie Mardigan Aboriginal Painter Charlie Mardigan was an Aboriginal Artist painting in Port Keats in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most prolific and I believe the best of the Port Keats Artists. Some of his better works I believe rival those of the early Papunya...

Nym Bunduk

Nym Bunduk

Nym Bunduk Aboriginal Art White Man Got no Dreamings Indigenous Australian Artist Nym Bunduk is one of the few known painters of the Port Keats area. His early paintings are mainly of churinga-style designs painted on oval pieces of bark. These designs were secret...

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Aboriginal Bark Paintings guarantees all artworks and artifacts. If a purchase is not as described or not shown accurately in the photos then I am happy to accept returns. Postage will be at the buyers expense.

About Me

My name is Richard Aldridge and I am a keen collector and dealer of both early Aboriginal art and antique tribal art. Some of the Aboriginal bark paintings that I purchase stay in my collection. Other Aboriginal bark paintings I make sure go to people who appreciate them.

It is important that certain significant pieces of Aboriginal Art make their way back to Australia. It is worthwhile getting such pieces into a public institution where they can educate and be enjoyed by all Australians.

I have exhibited in America and New Zealand and contributed to several tribal art publications.

I have been dealing in indigenous art for over 17 years and I still enjoy seeing new pieces and where possible sharing my knowledge.

Aboriginal bark paintings is my passion so feel free to contact me.


Want to sell your aboriginal bark painting?

The process is really easy.

Take a couple of images of the piece you want to sell and send them to me by email, along with the dimensions. Please include photos of any labels or numbers on the back.

The value of your bark painting will depend on the Artist, condition, age, size and of course the image.

I will pay you the best price

When I get your email I will let you know how much I am willing to pay for your artwork

If you are happy with the price I will then send you money by direct bank transfer or paypal.

I have great clients for top quality pieces so I can pay very well for pieces.

I also Buy New Guinea Tribal Art

How much is it worth

If you are interested in knowing what your Aboriginal Bark paintings are worth because you are considering selling it then I am happy to help for free.

If you need an officially written valuation of your Aboriginal bark paintings or Aboriginal artifact for insurance reasons, then you need to pay for a certified valuation. Contact me I can help.

I am always happy to see pieces of aboriginal art and can give you a value as to what your piece is worth to me.

If you are living outside Australia getting good advice as to what your aboriginal bak paintings are worth can be difficult. It is an extremely specialized field and most antique dealers and auction houses do not have a clear idea of values.

If you have a bark or a shield or any artifact from Aboriginal Australia then contact me via email with a couple of clear photos and dimensions.

I only sell Authentic Aboriginal bark paintings and Aboriginal Artifacts.

All purchases may be returned for a full refund of the purchase price if not as described within five days of receipt of the item. Shipping costs are extra.

All items for sale on this web site are on a first come basis. Payment by Direct Deposit or Paypal

Some items if so marked will not be sent out of Australia in accordance with Australian Legislation.

I guarantee that all items are as described and that photos are an accurate representation of the piece on offer.