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: 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: 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: 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 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...