Jabarrgwa (kneepad) Warrabadalumba

Jabarrgwa (kneepad) Warrabadalumba Jabarrgwa (kneepad) Warrabadalumba painted in a classic Groote Elandt style. Many of his Groote Eylandt paintings center around elements of the East Wind dreaming of which he was a custodian. He also painted several barks depicting...

Groote Eylandt paintings

Groote Eylandt paintings Groote Eylandt paintings are usually on a black background and have a characteristic of dashes or dots as infill. They have a strong graphic aesthetic quality with early works usually depicting a single totemic animal. Most paintings are on...

Nandabitta Maminyamandja

Nandabitta Maminyamandja Groote Island Bark Painting Nandabitta Maminyamandja is one of the few recorded artists painting in a traditional Groote Elandt style. His artworks depict the origin legend stories and dreamings of the Anindilyakwa people. He was born before...

Thomas Nandjiwarra Amagula Bark Painting

Thomas Nandjiwarra Amagula Groote Island Bark Painting Thomas Nandjiwarra Amagula is one of the best-known aboriginal artists from the remote Groote Eylandt Islands in Arnhem Land. His most valuable works are those depicting traditional ceremonies and, Dreamtime...

Indji Tharwal

Indji Tharwal Aboriginal art Indji Tharwal was an Aboriginal Australian artist working in Wadeye (Port Keats) from the 1960s to 1980s. He is one of a half dozen known artists who were documented painting in this area.   If you have a painting on bark by Indji...

Port Keats painting

Port Keats painting Port Keats painting tend to be on oval pieces of bark or square with rounded corners. The earlier paintings of this region are the most collectible and have churinga-like designs. Painting on bark in Port Keats started in the late 1950s. 64...