Important Aboriginal Art #1

21st June - 16th July 2022

Director's Talk: Saturday 25th June, 11am

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Important Aboriginal Art #1’ is a collection of exceptional Aboriginal paintings by some of Australia’s foremost Indigenous artists.

Australian Aboriginal art is very diverse and stems from a culture that can be traced back thousands of years.  What once would have been drawn in the sand, onto the body or on rock walls is now portrayed in paintings.

When contemporary Aboriginal art gained momentum during the 1970’s and 1980’s, this garnered both national and international interest and acclaim. Generally untrained in the visual arts, the artists were painting stories of cultural and history that radiated an energy and power which captivated viewers.

The first in a series of exhibitions in this theme, this collection of artworks features predominantly Central Australian artists that includes Clifford Possum, Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Makinti Napanangka.

These artists possess an extraordinary natural talent for colour and composition, and their artworks play an important role in the visual storytelling of Aboriginal culture and life in Australia.

A feature of the exhibition is a collection of early Aboriginal artefacts and Papunya boards. Held in private collections for many years, these items are being exhibited for the first time in decades.

  1. Pegleg Tjampitjinpa | Tingari (Men's Dreaming) A5198

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic on linen

  2. Ningura Napurrula | Wirrulnga MK16964

    40 x 90cm

    acrylic on linen

  3. Artefact: Shield AA98

    67.5 x 23 x 9cm

    wooden artefact

  4. Artefact: Shield AA97

    58 x 16.5 x 5cm

    wooden artefact

  5. Artefact: Shield AA96

    69 x 20.5 x 6cm

    wooden artefact

  6. Artefact: Dance Board AA63

    73 x 4 x 2.5cm

    wooden artefact

  7. Artefact: Shield AA5

    70 x 12cm

    wooden artefact

  8. Artefact: Large Club AA41

    59 x 4.5cm

    wooden artefact

  9. Artefact: Boomerang AA122

    73.5 x 7 x 2cm

    wooden artefact

  10. Artefact: Hooked Boomerang AA115

    77 x 27.5 x 1.5cm

    wooden artefact

  11. Artefact: Wanda Club AA1

    70 x 3.5cm

    wooden artefact

  12. Turkey Tolson | Tingari A3192

    56 x 120cm

    acrylic on canvas

  13. George Hairbrush Tjungurrayi | Mamultjulkulnga A6520

    98 x 118cm

    acrylic on linen

  14. Willy Tjungurrayi | Kaakuratintja (Lake McDonald) A9150

    120 x 179cm

    acrylic on linen

  15. Johnny Warangkula | Lightening Dreaming A295

    90 x 136cm

    acrylic on linen

  16. Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri | Marawa A7724

    117 x 177cm

    acrylic on linen

  17. Yukultji Napangati | Untitled A3863

    154 x 129cm

    acrylic on linen

  18. Clifford Possum | Bush Fruit Dreaming POLCP6

    86 x 145cm

    acrylic on linen

  19. Willy Tjungurrayi | Kungka Juta A16296

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic on linen

  20. Makinti Napanangka | Kungka Kutjarra A12888

    120 x 180cm

    acrylic on linen

  21. Emily Kame Kngwarreye | Alhalkere A15691

    102 x 183.5cm

    acrylic on linen

  22. Ningura Napurrula Gibson | Wirrulgna A15633

    121 x 182cm

    acrylic on linen

  23. Yala Yala Gibbs | Possum Dreaming at Wapintja A3152

    67 x 151cm

    acrylic on linen

  24. Makinti Napanangka | Kungka Kutjarra A16173

    61 x 122cm

    acrylic on linen

  25. Emily Kame Kngwarreye - Alhalkere - 139x231cm Sold
  26. Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri - Rock Wallaby Dreaming - 41.5x52cm Sold
    Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri | Rock Wallaby Dreaming

    52 x 41.5cm

    synthetic polymer paint on board

  27. Rover Thomas - Ruby Plains Massacre - 93x123cm Sold
    Rover Thomas | Ruby Plains Massacre

    93 x 123cm

    ochre on linen

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