Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi

Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi

Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi was one of the founding members of the Western Desert Aboriginal art movement.   His most collectable artworks are those painted between 1971 and 1973. During this period he often painted on composition board and...

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....

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 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 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...

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...

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...

Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra

Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra

Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra Long Jack Phillipus 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...

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 Mbitjani Tjampitjinpa

Kaapa Mbitjani Tjampitjinpa

Kaapa Mbitjani Tjampitjinpa Kaapa Mbitjani 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...

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 Kipara Tjakamarra

John Kipara Tjakamarra

John Kipara Tjakamarra John Kipara 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...

Freddy West Tjakamarra

Freddy West Tjakamarra

Freddy West Tjakamarra Freddy West 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...

David Corby Tjapaltjarri

David Corby Tjapaltjarri

David Corby Tjapaltjarri David Corby Tjapaltjarri was one of the youngest members of the Western desert Aboriginal art movement. In the early part of his career, he painted on composition board in muted ochred colors. His Early paintings often being less than 50 cm x...

Charlie Tararu

Charlie Tararu

Charlie Tararu Tjungurrayi Charlie Tararu 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 Tjaruru

Charlie Tjaruru

Charlie Tjaruru Tjungurrayi Charlie Tjaruru 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...

Charley Tawara Tjungurrayi

Charley Tawara Tjungurrayi

Charley Tawara Tjungurrayi Charley 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...

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...

Yanatjarri Tjakamarra

Yanatjarri Tjakamarra

Yanatjarri Tjakamarra : Aboriginal Paintings Yanatjarri 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...

Anatjari No.3

Anatjari No.3

Anatjari No.3 : Aboriginal Paintings Anatjari No.3 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 his early...

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 in 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 as...

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 Woomera

Aboriginal Woomera

Aboriginal Woomera An Aboriginal Wommera weapon is also commonly known a spear thrower 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 Woomera. As...

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...

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...