ABORIGINAL BARK PAINTINGS

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George Tjungurrayi

George Tjungurrayi

George Tjungurrayi George Tjungurrayi started painting in 1976 in Papunya. He did not come into his own as a painter until the mid-1990s. It was not until he moved away from traditional aboriginal dot art that his art flourished. He developed his own unique duo...

Turkey Tolson

Turkey Tolson

Turkey Tolson: Straightening spears Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula was an early Papunya Western desert Artist. Unlike many early artists, he continued painting for over 30 years. He was the chairman of Papunya Tula for over a decade. He is best known for a series of...

Billy Whiskey

Billy Whiskey

Billy Whiskey: Master of Pitjantjatjara Billy Whiskey a Pitjantjatjara elder did not start painting until 2004 when he was in his eighties. He only painted his stories for four years before he died. He was the first artist to paint the sacred stories of the...

Paddy Bedford

Paddy Bedford

Paddy Bedford: Subtle Power Paddy Bedford is one of the best and most collectible of the East Kimberley School of Artists. He did not start painting on canvas until he was in his late 70’s having spent most of his life between being a stockman and living a traditional...

Animals in Aboriginal Art

Animals in Aboriginal Art

Animals in Aboriginal Art A teaching resource The aim of this article is to give teachers background and resources to teach about Animals in Aboriginal art. It includes templates for an in-class activity and a PowerPoint slideshow. Traditional Aboriginal people were...

Arnhem Land Rock Art

Arnhem Land Rock Art

Arnhem Land Rock Art Different regions of Australia have different styles of Rock art. Arnhem Land Rock Art is I think is the artistically most exciting because it is full of spirits and figures. These figurative depictions reflect some of the world's earliest...

KIMBERLEY ROCK ART

KIMBERLEY ROCK ART

Kimberley Rock Art Kimberley Rock Art is not a single art style or the result of continuous unchanging culture. It is a far more fascinating sequence of artistic expressions left by Australian Aboriginal people over the last 30,000 - 40,000 years. The best-known art...

Aboriginal Art meaning

Aboriginal Art meaning

Aboriginal Art meaning Aboriginal art meaning varies from area to area. This article looks at the meaning of Aboriginal art from North Central Australia. Central Australia is where aboriginal dot art originated. Comprehending aboriginal art meaning is not easy. It may...

Rover Thomas

Rover Thomas

Rover Thomas Rover Thomas was the seminal figure in establishing the East Kimberley School of Aboriginal painting. His art was completely different from aboriginal dot art painting in other parts of Australia. His art often characterized by areas of ochre color...

Wandjina

Wandjina

Wandjina Wandjina paintings are unique to the Kimberley of Western Australia. They date back between two to four thousand years. Wanjina are shape-changing anthropomorphic beings associated with rain. The Wanjina and their associated mythology, religious practices and...

Aboriginal Dot Art

Aboriginal Dot Art

Aboriginal Dot Art Aboriginal dot art came into the Western worlds mainstream consciousness in the Early 1980s. Dot Art emerged from the Western Desert.  In particular dot art first came from an Aboriginal settlement called Papunya. Today Aboriginal dot art paintings...

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri was the first recognized star of the Western Desert art movement. He is one of Australia’s most distinguished and best-selling painters of the late twentieth century. Clifford developed his own unique style...

Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri

Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri

Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri was one of the founding members of the Western desert Aboriginal art movement. In the early part of his career, he painted on small pieces of Composition board with great detail and symmetry.  In the latter part of his...

Uta Uta Tjangala

Uta Uta Tjangala

Uta Uta Tjangala : Aboriginal Paintings Uta Uta Tjangala was one of the founding members of the Western desert Aboriginal art movement. In the early part of his career he painted on Composition board. Many of his Early paintings being less than 50 cm x 50 cm. Many of...

Timmy Payungka Tjapangati

Timmy Payungka Tjapangati

Timmy Payungka Tjapangati Timmy Payungka Tjapangati was one of the original members of the Western desert Aboriginal Art movement. In the early part of his career, he painted ritual imagery on Composition board. His Early paintings are often quite small. He was a...

Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri

Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri

 Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri was an early Papunya Western desert Artist. Unlike many early artists, he continued painting and innovating for over 30 years. He was at the forefront of the evolution of Aboriginal painting from traditional to...

Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri

Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri

Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri was one of the painters to paint the historic mural at Papunya primary school. This mural was the first spark of the Western desert art movement. In the early part of his career, Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri...

Mimih | Mimi | Mimih spirits

Mimih | Mimi | Mimih spirits

Mimih | Mimi | Mimi Spirits   Mimih are often depicted on aboriginal bark paintings. Most Mimi are on paintings from Oenpelli in Western Arnhem Land and Crocker Island. The belief in Mimih is thousands of years old. Mimi are on Cave walls and in rock shelters as well...

Aboriginal Coolamon

Aboriginal Coolamon

Aboriginal Coolamon An Aboriginal coolamon is a aboriginal dish or container. There are several different distinctive styles of aboriginal coolamon from different aboriginal tribes. In general the value of a coolamon will depend on its rarity age and the beauty of the...

Narritjin Maymura

Narritjin Maymura

Narritjin Maymura Yirrkala Bark Painter Narritjin Maymura is one of the best-known and most prolific Yirrkala bark-painting artists. Examples of his bark painting are in collections throughout the world.   The aim of this article is to assist readers in...

Mithinari Gurruwiwi

Mithinari Gurruwiwi

Mithinari Gurruwiwi Yirrkala Bark Painter Mithinari Gurruwiwi was an exceptional and prolific bark painter from the Blue Mud Bay area of Northeast Arnhem Land.  The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their bark painting is by Mithinari...

Bardayal X Ray bark Paintings

Bardayal X Ray bark Paintings

Bardayal : Master of oenpelli Lofty Bardayal Lofty Bardayal was one of the best and most prolific Aboriginal bark painters from Oenpelli in Western Arnhem Land. He stuck true to his rock painting background and did not incorporate styles from other areas. I collect...

Alec Mingelmanganu : Master of the Wandjina

Alec Mingelmanganu : Master of the Wandjina

Alec Mingelmanganu : Master of the Wandjina Alec Mingelmanganu is an Aboriginal Artist who painted depictions of Wandjina in the Kimberley of Western Australia. His bark paintings and paintings are some of the most enigmatic and haunting pieces of Aboriginal art ever...

Aboriginal Spear thrower

Aboriginal Spear thrower

Aboriginal Spear thrower An Aboriginal spear-thrower is also commonly known as Woomera or Miru. It is an Aboriginal Weapon that uses leverage to achieve greater velocity and distance in spear throwing. The aim of this article is to look at the variety of Aboriginal...

Aboriginal Weapons

Aboriginal Weapons

Aboriginal Weapons There are six main types of Aboriginal weapons. These are spears, spear throwers, clubs, shields, boomerangs, and sorcery. Many aboriginal weapons are for hunting as well as warfare. A boomerang or spear thrower can be used for either hunting game...

Returns policy

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.

Selling

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.