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

My Article section contains information on all major early bark painting artists and information on Aboriginal Artifacts

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Antique Aboriginal Boomerang

Antique Aboriginal Boomerang

Antique Aboriginal Boomerang The aboriginal boomerang has probably been around for at least 40,000 years. It is an iconic symbol associated with Australia. What most people do not realize is that many antique aboriginal boomerangs don’t come back. Only a few of the...

Charlie Barramundi

Charlie Barramundi

Charlie Barramundi Early Oenpelli Bark paintings Charlie Barramundi was an early bark painter in the Oenpelli region. He only has a few known works because he died before bark painting became commercial. The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if...



Irvala : Picasso of Arnhem Land Irvala  is one of the most prolific and respected Aboriginal bark Painters. His works are unique because he does not stick to a particular regional style. Due to his travels, he had many regional influences. He manages to blend those...

Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra : Carved Boab Nuts Jack Wherra is one of the few recognized artists of the Kimberley in Western Australia to have carved boab nuts.   The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their carved Boab nut is by Jack Wherra. It compares...

Otto Pareroultja

Otto Pareroultja

Otto Pareroultja : Aboriginal Impressionist Otto Pareroultja was an aboriginal artist who painted watercolors in a Hermannsburg style. He was a part of a new generation to follow Albert Namatjira as a watercolor landscape artist. Unlike Namatjira who was a realist,...

Tommy Barnes

Tommy Barnes

Tommy Barnes : Pioneer Aboriginal Artist Tommy Barnes was a well know early Aboriginal artist. His aboriginal name was either Yackaduna or Warra-euea. He came from the Kwatkwat people. He lived in or close to the Upper Murray River all his life. His drawings are some...

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.


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.

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.