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 boomerang 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...

Irvala

Irvala

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...

Tommy McRae

Tommy McRae

Tommy McRae : Pioneer Aboriginal Artist Tommy McRae 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 of...

Tiwi Figure

Tiwi Figure

Tiwi Figure The vast majority of Aboriginal Sculpture comes from the Tiwi Islands. A Tiwi Figure 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...

Lily Karadada

Lily Karadada

Lily Karadada  Wandjina Paintings Lily Karadada is one of the last of a generation of Wandjina painters who painted on bark. She was wife to another great bark painter Jack Karadada. She is probably the most prolific Wandjina painter on bark.   The aim of this article...

Lily Karedada

Lily Karedada

Lily Karedada  Wandjina Paintings Lily Karedada is one of the last of a generation of Wandjina painters who painted on bark. She was wife to another great bark painter Jack Keradada. She is probably the most prolific Wandjina painter on bark.     The aim of...

Waigin Jangarra

Waigin Jangarra

Waigin Jangarra Wandjina Paintings Waigin Jangarra is an Aboriginal Artist who painted depictions of Wandjina. He painted in the Kimberley of Western Australia in the 1970’s and 80’s. The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their bark painting...

Waigin Djanghara

Waigin Djanghara

Waigin Djanghara Wandjina Paintings Waigin Djanghara is an Aboriginal Artist who painted depictions of Wandjina. He painted in the Kimberley of Western Australia in the 1970’s and 80’s.   The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their bark...

Ignatia Djanghara

Ignatia Djanghara

Ignatia Djanghara Wandjina Paintings Ignatia Djanghara is an Aboriginal Artist who painted depictions of Wandjina. She painted in the Kimberley of Western Australia in the 1980's. Most of her Wandjina paintings are on bark.   The aim of this article is to assist...

Ignatia Jangarra

Ignatia Jangarra

Ignatia Jangarra Wandjina Paintings Ignatia Jangarra is an Aboriginal Artist who painted depictions of Wandjina. She painted in the Kimberley of Western Australia in the 1980's. Most of her Wandjina paintings are on bark.   The aim of this article is to assist...

Tiwi Sculpture

Tiwi Sculpture

Tiwi Sculpture The vast majority of Aboriginal Sculpture comes from the Tiwi Islands. Tiwi Sculpture 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...

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...

Alie Mungatopi

Alie Mungatopi

Alie Mungatopi : Tiwi Bark Painter Alie Miller Mungatopi was a well known Tiwi bark Painting artist. He is best known for his bark paintings of traditional skin designs.   The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their Tiwi bark painting is...

Stanislaus Puruntatameri

Stanislaus Puruntatameri

Stanislaus Puruntatameri Tiwi Artist Stanislaus Puruntatameri was a well known Tiwi Sculpture and bark painting artist. His work is collectible but more commercial than earlier artists.   The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if a Tiwi sculpture...

Ali Mungatopi

Ali Mungatopi

Ali Mungatopi : Tiwi Bark Painter Ali Mungatopi was a well known Tiwi bark Painting artist. He is best known for his bark paintings of traditional skin designs.   The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their Tiwi bark painting is by Ali...

Harry Carpenter Wommatakimmi

Harry Carpenter Wommatakimmi

Harry Carpenter Wommatakimmi Harry Carpenter Wommatakimmi was a well known and prolific Tiwi Sculpture artist. He worked in Paru on Melville Island in the 1970’s and produced many great painted sculptures.     The aim of this article is to assist readers in...

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...

Mani Luki Wommatakimmi

Mani Luki Wommatakimmi

Mani Luki Wommatakimmi Mani Luki was a well known and prolific Tiwi Sculpture artist. He worked in Paru on Melville Island in the 1970’s and produced many great painted sculptures.   The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if a Tiwi sculpture...

Cardo Kerinauia

Cardo Kerinauia

Cardo Kerinauia Aboriginal Sculpture Cardo Kerinauia is probably the first Tiwi artist to make figurative sculpture. He carved figures representing Purukapali and Bima which are the Tiwi equal of Adam and Eve. The aim of this article is to assist readers in...

Enraeld Djulabiyana

Enraeld Djulabiyana

Enraeld Djulabiyana Aboriginal Sculpture Enraeld Djulabiyana 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...

Tiwi Bark Painting

Tiwi Bark Painting

Tiwi Bark Painting Tiwi Bark Paintings are 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...

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...

Enraeld Djulabiyanna

Enraeld Djulabiyanna

Enraeld Djulabiyanna Aboriginal Sculpture Enraeld Djulabiyanna 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...

Illortamini

Illortamini

Illortamini Tiwi Art Illortamini was an early Tiwi artist who specialized in carved and painted figures. He carved figures representing Purukapali and Bima which are the Tiwi equal of Adam and Eve.   The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if...

Illortaminni

Illortaminni

Illortaminni Tiwi Art Illortaminni was an early Tiwi artist who specialized in carved and painted Aboriginal sculptures. He carved figures representing Purukapali and Bima which are the Tiwi equal of Adam and Eve.   The aim of this article is to assist readers in...

Mick Aruni

Mick Aruni

Mick Aruni Tiwi Art Mick Aruni was an early Tiwi artist who specialized in carved and painted figures. He carved figures representing Purukapali and Bima which are the Tiwi equal of Adam and Eve.   The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if...

Spider Nabuna

Spider Nabuna

Spider Nabuna Early Oenpelli Artist Spider Nabuna was an early Oenpelli Bark painting artist. The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their aboriginal bark painting is by Spider Nabuna. It compares examples of his work. If you have a Spider...

Spider Ngabunun Namirrkgi

Spider Ngabunun Namirrkgi

Spider Ngabunun Namirrkgi Early Oenpelli Artist Spider Ngabunun Namirrkgi was an early Oenpelli Bark painting artist. The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their aboriginal bark painting is by Spider Ngabunun Namirrkgi. It compares examples of...

Spider Namirrki

Spider Namirrki

Spider Namirrki Early Oenpelli Artist Spider Namirrki was an early Oenpelli Bark painting artist. The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their aboriginal bark painting is by Spider Namirrki. It compares examples of his work. If you have a...

Spider Nabunu

Spider Nabunu

Spider Nabunu Early Oenpelli Artist Spider Nabunu was an early Oenpelli Bark painting artist. The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their aboriginal bark painting is by Spider Nabunu. It compares examples of his work. If you have a Spider...

Libundja

Libundja

Libundja Sculpture and bark painting The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their aboriginal sculpture or painting is by Libundja Gapapuyngu. It compares known examples of his work. Libundja Gapapuyngu bark paintings are in the Central Arnhem...

Lipundja

Lipundja

Lipundja Mokoy Figures and Bark Paintings The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their aboriginal sculpture or painting is by Lipundja. It compares known examples of his work. Lipundja Gapapuyngu bark paintings are in the Central Arnhem Land...

Namarrkon The Lightning Spirit

Namarrkon The Lightning Spirit

Namarrkon the lightning Spirit Namarrkon is the subject of several bark paintings by Oenpelli Artists. These artists have different depictions but all the depictions have similarities. If you have a Namarrkon painting to sell please contact me. If you just want to...

Teeampi Ripijingimpi

Teeampi Ripijingimpi

Teeampi Ripijingimpi Tiwi Art Teeampi Ripijingimpi was a well known Tiwi artist working in the 1970’s and 80’s. The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if a Tiwi sculpture is by Teeampi Ripijingimpi. It compares examples of his work. If you have a...

Paddy Henry Ripijingimpi

Paddy Henry Ripijingimpi

Paddy Henry Ripijingimpi Tiwi Art Paddy Henry Ripijingimpi was a well known Tiwi artist working in the 1970’s and 80’s. The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if a Tiwi sculpture or Bark Painting is by Paddy Henry Ripijingimpi. It compares...

Samuel Wagbara

Samuel Wagbara

Samuel Wagbara Crocker island Bark painting Samuel Wagbara is an early bark painter from Crocker island. His bark paintings are often mistaken for better-known artists. The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their aboriginal bark painting is by...

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...

Nym Jimunggur

Nym Jimunggur

Nym Jimunggur master of the Namarrkon Nym Jimunggur 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 identifying...

Nym Djimurrgurr

Nym Djimurrgurr

Nym Djimurrgurr master of the Namarrkon Nym Djimurrgurr 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...

Najombolmi

Najombolmi

Najombolmi Early Oenpelli Bark paintings Najombolmi 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 their...

Nadjombolmi

Nadjombolmi

Nadjombolmi Early Oenpelli Bark paintings Nadjombolmi 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 their...

Naiyomeolmi

Naiyomeolmi

Naiyomeolmi Early Oenpelli Bark paintings Naiyomeolmi 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 their...

Diidja

Diidja

Diidja Early Oenpelli Bark paintings Diidja 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 their aboriginal bark...

Mandidi | Mandidja | Mandidaidai

Mandidi | Mandidja | Mandidaidai

Mandidi | Mandidja | Mandidaidai Bark paintings Mandidi also called Mandidja or Mandidaidai . He 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...

Crusoe Guningbal

Crusoe Guningbal

Crusoe Guningbal Sculpture and bark paintings Crusoe Guningbal was an Oenpelli Artist who is best known for his painted sculpture. He was also an accomplished bark painter. The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their sculpture or bark painting...