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David Malangi

David Malangi

David Malangi Aboriginal Art Indigenous Australian Artist David Malangi is best known for an artwork published on the Australian One Dollar bill. He was a prolific artist who painted for over 30 years. His most collectible paintings depict a Mortuary Feast of the...

Jimmy Wululu

Jimmy Wululu

Jimmy Wululu Aboriginal Art Aboriginal artist Jimmy Wululu is best known for his bark paintings with herringbone or diamond designs. These designs were traditionally used on burial receptacles and body painting on initiates. The designs have a long history and Jimmy...

Jack Wunuwun

Jack Wunuwun

Jack Wunuwun Aboriginal Art Jack Wunuwun was an indigenous Australian artist working in the 1970s and 1980s. His later works have a European influence and can be quite collectible. He is best known from Curtis Levy’s documentary the Morning Star painter. If you have a...

John Bulunbulun

John Bulunbulun

John Bulunbulun Aboriginal Art Aboriginal Artist John Bulunbulun was an Arnhemland artist best known for his depictions of the long-necked turtle. He often repeats an animal motif many times in a similar manner as George Milpurrpurr. John was also a ceremonial dancer...

Dawidi

Dawidi

Dawidi Aboriginal Art Dawidi Birritjama was an aboriginal artist is best known for his depictions of the Wagilak sister's creation story. He was the main custodian of this important story and this story is the main subject in his Paintings. Best known for his...

Binyinyuwuy

Binyinyuwuy

Binyinyuwuy Aboriginal Art Binyinyuwuy (c. 1928–1982) was an Aboriginal artist from the island of Milingimbi in Arnhem Land. He painted profusely in the late 1960s and early 70s. Binyinyuwuy was an artist of high ritual authority, which certainly gave him the right to...

George Milpurrurru

George Milpurrurru

George Milpurrurru Aboriginal Art George Milpurrurru is an Indigenous Australian artist who painted on bark in the 1970s. He is best known for his paintings of the birds and animals of Arafura swamp. He uses repetition of images to give the impression of abundance and...

Curly Bardkadubbu

Curly Bardkadubbu

Curly Bardkadubbu Curly Bardkadubbu was an aboriginal painter who rose to prominence in the late 1970s. He is best known for his depictions of Namanjwarre the crocodile. Bardkadubbu shared an outstation at Table Hill and Marrkolidjban with Yirawala. Yirawala acted as...

Bob Balirr Balirr Dirdi

Bob Balirr Balirr Dirdi

Bob Balirr Balirr Dirdi Aboriginal artist Bob Balirr Balirr Dirdi worked in Oenpelli in the 1970s. He painted in an Oenpelli style most often on a red ochre background. He is best known for his series of barks depicting ceremonies. If you have a Bob Ballir Balirr...

George Tjungurrayi

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

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

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

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

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...

Australian Cave Painting

Australian Cave Painting

Australian Cave Paintings Cave painting exist throughout Australia from Arnhem Land in the North to Tasmania in the South. People have lived in Australia for over 50,000 years and have been painting stenciling and carving onto rock walls for at least 40’000 years....

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 painting in other parts of Australia. His art often characterized by areas of ochre color...

Aboriginal Art Videos

Aboriginal Art Videos

Aboriginal Art Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-MucVWo-Pw Zorba the Greek Yolngu style Mimih style of Dancing done to Zorba the Greek.  On of the best videos of Aboriginal culture and dance ever https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52T_rnZk378 Old Masters :...

Australian Shield

Australian Shield

Australian Shields Australian shields made by Aboriginal Australians 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...

Shorty Lungkada Tjungurrayi

Shorty Lungkada Tjungurrayi

Shorty Lungkada Tjungurrayi Shorty Lungkada 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...

Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi

Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi

Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi Shorty Lungkarta 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...

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...

Timmy Leurah Tjapaltjarri

Timmy Leurah Tjapaltjarri

Timmy Leurah Tjapaltjarri Timmy Leurah 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...

Old Walter Tulpulpa

Old Walter Tulpulpa

Old Walter Tulpulpa Old Walter Tulpulpa was already an old man at the start of the Western desert Aboriginal art movement. He is also known as Old Walter Talpulpa or Old Walter Talpana. He often painted in ochre tones on Composition board. His early paintings are...

Yala Yala Gibson

Yala Yala Gibson

Yala Yala Gibson Tjungurrayi Yala Yala Gibson 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. He is best known for his depictions of the Tingari cycle and for helping...

Yuta Yuta Tjangala / Oata Oata Tjangala

Yuta Yuta Tjangala / Oata Oata Tjangala

Yuta Yuta Tjangala : Aboriginal Paintings Yuta Yuta 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....

Wuta Wuta Tjangala

Wuta Wuta Tjangala

Wuta Wuta Tjangala : Aboriginal Paintings Wuta Wuta 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....

Old Mick Walandari Tjakamarra

Old Mick Walandari Tjakamarra

Old Mick Walandari Tjakamarra Old Mick Walandari 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 stories...

Old Mick Walangkari Tjakamarra

Old Mick Walangkari Tjakamarra

Old Mick Walangkari Tjakamarra Old Mick Walangkari 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...

Old Mick Tjakamarra

Old Mick Tjakamarra

Old Mick Tjakamarra : Aboriginal Paintings Old Mick 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 depicted stories of his...

Mick Ngamarari Tjapaltjarri

Mick Ngamarari Tjapaltjarri

 Mick Ngamarari Tjapaltjarri Mick Ngamarari 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...

Mick Numerari Tjapaltjarri

Mick Numerari Tjapaltjarri

 Mick Numerari Tjapaltjarri Mick Numerari 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...

Mick Namari Tjapaltjarri

Mick Namari Tjapaltjarri

 Mick Namari Tjapaltjarri Mick Namari 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...

Mick Numieri Tjapaltjarri

Mick Numieri Tjapaltjarri

Mick Numieri Tjapaltjarri Mick Numieri 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...

Long Jack Tjakamarra

Long Jack Tjakamarra

Long Jack Tjakamarra : Aboriginal Paintings Long Jack Tjakamarra 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, Long Jack Phillipus...

Kaapa Mbijana Tjampitjinpa

Kaapa Mbijana Tjampitjinpa

Kaapa Mbijana Tjampitjinpa Kaapa Mbijana 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 early...

Kaapa Mbijani Tjampitjinpa

Kaapa Mbijani Tjampitjinpa

Kaapa Mbijani Tjampitjinpa Kaapa Mbijani 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 early...

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa aboriginal art

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa aboriginal art

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa Aboriginal Art Kaapa 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 early...

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 school walls. It is this mural that really sparked the Western desert Aboriginal art movement. He was a talented artist and in the early part of his...

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula was one of the founding members of the Western desert Aboriginal art movement. He was an innovative artist. Johnny depicted traditional ceremonial ground designs as abstract depictions on Canvass and board. He...

Johnny Warrangula Tjupurrula

Johnny Warrangula Tjupurrula

Johnny Warrangula Tjupurrula Johnny Warrangula Tjupurrula was one of the founding members of the Western desert Aboriginal art movement. He was an extremely innovative artist who depicted traditional ceremonial ground designs as abstract depictions on Canvass and...

Johnny Warungula Tjupurrula

Johnny Warungula Tjupurrula

Johnny Warungula Tjupurrula Johnny Warungula Tjupurrula was one of the founding members of the Western desert Aboriginal art movement. He was an extremely innovative artist who depicted traditional ceremonial ground designs as abstract depictions on Canvass and board....

John Kurrpurra Tjakamarra

John Kurrpurra Tjakamarra

John Kurrpurra Tjakamarra John Kurrpurra 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 preparation...

John Kiparra Tjakamarra

John Kiparra Tjakamarra

John Kiparra Tjakamarra John Kiparra 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 preparation of a...

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 Wadama Djungurrayi

Charlie Wadama Djungurrayi

Charlie Wadama Djungurrayi Charlie Wadama Djungurrayi 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...

Charlie Tarawa Tjungurrayi

Charlie Tarawa Tjungurrayi

Charlie Tarawa Tjungurrayi Charlie Tarawa Tjungurrayi was one of the pioneering artists of the Western Desert Aboriginal art. He also sometimes called Chalie Taruru. He was a prolific and talented painter. His works were often structured and intense. The vitality of...

Charlie Tarawu Tjungurrayi

Charlie Tarawu Tjungurrayi

Charlie Tarawu Tjungurrayi Charlie Tarawu Tjungurrayi was one of the pioneering artists of the Western Desert Aboriginal art. He also sometimes called Chalie Taruru. He was a prolific and talented painter. His works were often structured and intense. The vitality of...

Tjukurti Tjakamarra

Tjukurti Tjakamarra

Tjukurti Tjakamarra Tjukurti Tjakamarra is one of the lesser known painters at Papunya at the start of the Aboriginal art movement. In the early part of his career, he painted some magical paintings on Composition board. His Early paintings were less than 60 cm x 60...