ABORIGINAL BARK PAINTINGS

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

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Queenie McKenzie

Queenie McKenzie

Queenie McKenzie Queenie McKenzie was the first recognized female artist that painted in east Kimberley style. Their soft pinks and subtle purples often distinguish her works. Queenie did not start painting until late in her life but inspired a generation of younger...

Paddy Jaminji

Paddy Jaminji

Paddy Jaminji Paddy Jaminji was the first painters to paint in what is now recognized as the East Kimberley style. He is often overshadowed as an artist by his more famous nephew Rover Thomas. He spent most of his youth on stations as a stockman. In the 1970's he was...

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 painted 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. He developed his own unique style that...

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...

John Tjakamarra

John Tjakamarra

John Tjakamarra : Aboriginal Paintings John Tjakamarra was one of the original artists painting in Papunya at the start of the Aboriginal art movement. His early paintings were similar to traditional sand mosaics. These sand mosaics were instrumental in the...

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...

Anatjari Tjakamarra

Anatjari Tjakamarra

Anatjari Tjakamarra : Aboriginal Paintings Anatjari Tjakamarra 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. His Early paintings being less than 60 cm x 60 cm. Many of...

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...

Tiwi Carving

Tiwi Carving

Tiwi Carving The vast majority of Aboriginal Sculpture comes from the Tiwi Islands. Tiwi carving can be very collectible. The Tiwi islands have had an ancient tradition of carving and painting burial posts called Tutuni. In the early 1960’s some of these skilled...

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 a 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 Spear...

Aboriginal Weapons

Aboriginal Weapons

Aboriginal Weapons First of all, there are six main types of Aboriginal weapons. These are spears, spear throwers, clubs, shields, boomerangs, and sorcery. Aboriginal weapons are collectible. Some can be quite valuable. Collectable value depends on age rarity...

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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.

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.