Kimberley Ochres

A display of bold minimalist artworks from the Kimberley region of North Western Australia. Depictions of ancient sites and stories of country are portrayed through expanses of ochre colour, thickly applied with tempered precision.

The use of ochre is deeply embedded in the traditional cultural expression for these Kimberley Artists. Ochre is a natural earth pigments, containing hydrated iron oxide and includes yellow ochre, red ochre, purple ochre, sienna, and umber. The ochre is a hard curmbly rock and the paints are made by grinding the rock to a powder and then mixing it with a fluid to bind it together. 

Originally used for rock paintings, body painting, ceremonial rituals and as paint for artefacts the pigments have been used by Aboriginal people for millennia.

Artists on display include Freddy Timms, Tommy Carroll, Charlene Carrington and Rusty Peters.

  1. Winibus Springs - Charlene Carrington

    ochre on canvas

    150 x 180cm

    $8,800.00
  2. Nganjiwarr Country - Tommy Carroll

    ochre on canvas

    120 x 180cm

    $5,500.00
  3. Laceys Folley - Phyllis Thomas

    ochre on canvas

    60 x 60cm

    $1,300.00
  4. Rover Thomas - Ruby Plains Killing - 90x120cm Sold
  5. Rugan Dry Time - Phyllis Thomas

    ochre on canvas

    45 x 60cm

    $2,300.00
  6. Freddie Timms - Blackfella Creek - 92x122cm Sold
    Blackfella Creek - Freddie Timms

    ochre on canvas

    92 x 122cm

     
  7. Birrno Country - Gordon Barney

    ochre on canvas

    61 x 76cm

    $1,500.00
  8. Snake Dreaming - Lorraine Daylight

    ochre on canvas

    61 x 61cm

    $850.00
  9. Beefwood - Freddie Timms

    ochre on canvas

    120 x 180cm

    POA
  10. Mistake Creek - Phyllis Thomas

    ochre on canvas

    76 x 102cm

    $2,200.00
  11. Black Rock Violet Valley - Shirley Purdie

    ochre on canvas

    61 x 51cm

    $1,400.00
  12. Violet Valley - Shirley Purdie

    ochre on canvas

    61 x 92cm

    $2,000.00
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