ABORIGINAL BARK PAINTINGS

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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...

Shorty Lungkarda Tjungurrayi

Shorty Lungkarda Tjungurrayi

Shorty Lungkarda Tjungurrayi Shorty Lungkarda Tjungurrayi joined the Western desert movement in 1972. He was not one of the founding members but the bold visual simplicity of his artistic compositions conveyed an elemental power that rapidly made him an important...

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...

Old Mick Wallankarri Tjakamarra

Old Mick Wallankarri Tjakamarra

Old Mick Wallankarri Tjakamarra Old Mick Wallankarri Tjakamarra was one of the senior founding members of the Western desert Aboriginal art movement. He was active at the start of the Western Desert art movement but had a short career. He on Composition board  the...

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...

Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa

Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa

Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa was one of the major artists to paint a famous mural on Papunya schools walls. It is this mural that most people believe started the western desert Aboriginal art movement.   He was a talented artist and in the...

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...

Charlie Tawara Tjungurrayi

Charlie Tawara Tjungurrayi

Charlie Tawara Tjungurrayi Charlie Tawara Tjungurrayi was one of the pioneering artists of the Western Desert Aboriginal art He was a prolific and talented painter. His works were often structured and intense. The vitality of his brushwork gave his works a...

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...

Aboriginal Statue

Aboriginal Statue

Aboriginal Statue   Aboriginal Statue carving  originated in Yirrkala and the Tiwi Islands. Some early Aboriginal statues can be collectable.   The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their aboriginal statue is an early example. It shows...

Tiwi Painting

Tiwi Painting

Tiwi Painting on Bark Tiwi Painting is usually rendered in an abstract often geometric style. These styles look abstract but represent ancestral lines whose meaning is clear only to the Artist. Backgrounds covered in with lines, crosshatching or dots. Stripling is...

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...

Enraeld Munkara

Enraeld Munkara

Enraeld Munkara Aboriginal Sculpture Enraeld Munkara was possibly the most distinguished sculptors among the Tiwi people. He produced very powerful painted sculptures of Purukapali and Bima.   The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their...

Nym Djimungurr

Nym Djimungurr

Nym Djimungurr master of the Namarrkon Nym Djimungurr is an extremely traditional Bark painter from the Oenpelli Region. His Barks often depict images of the thunder god and have a real archaic power to them.   The aim of this article is to assist readers in...

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...

Mick Kubarrku oenpelli bark paintings

Mick Kubarrku oenpelli bark paintings

Mick Kubarrku Oenpelli Artist Mick Kubarrku learned to paint watching his father, Ngindjalakku. He created paintings for sacred Arnhem Land ceremonies on Rock shelters. Later he started selling bark paintings at Maningrida in the northern territory. The aim of this...

Jimmy Midjawmidjaw Aboriginal bark painter

Jimmy Midjawmidjaw Aboriginal bark painter

Jimmy  Midjawmidjaw Crocker Island Bark Painter The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their aboriginal bark painting is by Jimmy Midjawmidjaw. It compares and discusses examples of his work. He painted bark painting in the Crocker Island...

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 Clubs

Aboriginal Clubs

Aboriginal Clubs Aboriginal clubs come in many different forms depending on the region they come from. Different tribes made different styles of club. The aim of this article is to look at the variety of Aboriginal clubs, as a weapon but also as a collectible...

Aboriginal Shield

Aboriginal Shield

Aboriginal Shield Aboriginal Shield Australian Aboriginal shield come in many different forms depending on the tribe that made them and their function. Aboriginal shields come in 2 main types, Broad shields, and Parrying shields. Parrying shields parry blows from a...

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...

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.