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  • The Yam Dreaming of Lorna Napurrula Fencer

    In the exhibition Yam Dreaming, there is included a collection of extraordinary paintings by Lorna Napurrula Fencer. Lorna is a custodian of the Yam Dreaming stories from Yumurrpa which is in Warlpiri country, a site to the north of  the community of Yuendumu. Lorna Fencer (1924-2006) was a famous Lajamanu painter, from ...

  • The Vibrant Colours of Womens’ Yam Dreaming

    Our new exhibition is Yam Dreaming and has ten major artists exhibiting. The theme of the exhibition is based on the Bush Yam, which is a staple of the traditional Aboriginal diet in Central Australia . Because of its importance it has become a dominant theme, a central idea, for a significant group of ...

  • Where Did The Word Dreamtime Come From?

    Patrick Tjungurrayi - Tingari

    Dreamtime is a well-known term that describes the unique beliefs that are owned and held by different Aboriginal groups within Australia. It's quite interesting that its history says something about the development of the ideas held about the Aboriginal world. Dreamtime came into being as a word to describe the Aboriginal Creation mythology, ...

  • Bush Dyed Textiles From Anindilyakwa Art and Culture on Groote Island

    Aboriginal Art Bush Dyed Textiles Groote Island

    Japingka Gallery is exhibiting some very popular bush dyed textiles from Anindilyakwa Art and Culture on Groote Island. In this interview we talk with Lucy Bond, who is the Centre's Arts Coordinator, about how the women’s textile project came about and its value to the community. Where is Groote Eylandt? Groote ...

  • Visiting Art Communities in Australia’s North West

    Artist working outdoors, Newman

    In this interview Japingka's David Wroth talks with American art collector John about his recent experience of visiting art communities in Australia's North West. David: It's great to see you back here in Fremantle. I believe you've been flying over the Kimberley to some pretty interesting places. Where have you been and ...

  • Anna Petyarre and the Lands of Central Australia

    In Gallery Two, we have a new collection of Anna Petyarre's latest works, mostly in black and white. These are inspiring paintings - we think these are the finest works she's painted in the last ten years. Anna is from the famous Petyarre family - Gloria Petyarre and many of her ...

  • Yinjaa-Barni Celebrate The Creation Stories

    Clifton Mack - Colours of the Rocks

    It's wonderful to have the artists from Yinjaa-Barni as regular exhibitors at Japingka Gallery. They work from their Art Centre in Roebourne and have been developing their art steadily for 15 years or more. One of the features of their work is that they refer to their homelands along the Fortescue ...

  • Paintings From The Earth – The Ochres From The Kimberley

    Jack Britten - Nowlanji

    We have filled Gallery One with a stunning exhibition titled Made in Ochre, featuring paintings from Kimberley artists. There are paintings by major artists of this tradition including many senior artists who've now passed on. The exhibition gives an overview of the style used by ochre artists, with a particular emphasis ...

  • Stories of Land and Sky By The Possum Sisters

    Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi - Grandmothers Country, Seven Sisters Dreaming

    We have really enjoyed hosting this wonderful exhibition by sisters Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi and Michelle Possum Nungurrayi. Their work from the exhibition Talking about Country continues a tradition that was started by their famous father Clifford Possum. These two artists have employed some of the technical devices that Clifford developed. They've also ...

  • New video library for Aboriginal art resources

    Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery Video Library

    There has been a noticeable and exciting rise in the number of teachers, students and art lovers keen to learn about Australian Aboriginal art. We are also observing that video is increasingly the way that people learn and share this information. YouTube and Vimeo and other video databases can be so ...

  • Guess Which Italian Master Inspired Kurun Warun

    Kurun Warun was working as a tiler and Aboriginal dancer when he saw a painting in the Gallery of New South Wales by an Italian master. The light and mood of the work captured his imagination and he kept going back to look at it. An artist friend gave him ...

  • Exhibition Showcases Nyoongar Artists in Northam

    Two Sisters in Disagreement - Kimberly Spratt

    Nyoongar artists have opened an exhibition of their work at the Artists Revolution Gallery in Northam. Artists Revolution is a not for profit arts group designed for artists to promote and sell their art in Northam. The project is co-ordinated by artist and facilitator Patricia Rose. She has lived in ...

  • Kurun Warun On Country, Choices & Living Culture

    Interview with Kurun Warun at the launch of his solo exhibition at Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery - February 2017. Kurun's family ancestry includes Truganini and he comes from the same tribe as Lionel Rose. Given his first set of boxing gloves at the age of two, he grew up learning ...

  • Microscopes, Paint Brushes & the Bones of Life

    Professor Nadia Rosenthal has a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Harvard Medical School. She is an award winning cell biologist and passionate Aboriginal art collector. Nadia is currently Scientific Director and Professor at The Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics. She is described as "a superb scientist, a keen intellect, an outstanding ...

  • The Vivid Colours of The Tanami Desert

    We love exhibiting the Tanami Desert artists and we have a new collection ready to go from Yuendumu and Nyirripi. We've had some wonderful paintings over the years from Alma Nungarrayi Granites. These are the amazing Star Dreaming stories that her family are custodians for. Also for this year's exhibition we have ...