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. Charlene Carrington - 'Winibus Springs' - 150 x 180cm Sold
  2. Nganjiwarr Country - Tommy Carroll

    120 x 180cm

    ochre on canvas

  3. Laceys Folley - Phyllis Thomas

    60 x 60cm

    ochre on canvas

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

    45 x 60cm

    ochre on canvas

  6. Freddie Timms - Blackfella Creek - 92x122cm Sold
    Blackfella Creek - Freddie Timms

    92 x 122cm

    ochre on canvas

  7. Birrno Country - Gordon Barney Sold
    Birrno Country - Gordon Barney

    61 x 76cm

    ochre on canvas

  8. Lorraine Daylight - Snake Dreaming - 61x61cm Sold
  9. Mistake Creek - Phyllis Thomas

    76 x 102cm

    ochre on canvas

  10. Violet Valley - Shirley Purdie

    61 x 92cm

    ochre on canvas

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