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...

Anatjara Tjakamarra

Anatjara Tjakamarra

Anatjara Tjakamarra : Aboriginal Paintings Anatjara 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...

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...

Anitjari Tjakamarra

Anitjari Tjakamarra

Anitjari Tjakamarra : Aboriginal Paintings Anitjari 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...

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 on 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...

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...

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 is by...

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...