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  • Ancestors, Elements, Heritage – Sarrita King & Tarisse King

    Sarrita and Tarisse King are putting new works up for their exhibition, Ancestors, Elements, Heritage, which opens on the 22nd of September. It's always fantastic to see their latest paintings because these two artists work so closely together. At the moment they're physically further apart than they ever have been. Tarisse ...

  • Large Wall Art By Damien & Yilpi Marks

    Where do you find large wall art for spaces like the foyers of contemporary buildings? It's the type of art that will sit well with neutral interiors. It is larger scale art with a warm focus that adds life and energy to a room. The latest works by husband and wife team ...

  • New Indigenous Textiles – The Next Wave

    Ian Plunkett reflects on the 2017 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) in Darwin and the excitement around the re-emergence of Indigenous textiles. You couldn't attend this year's Aboriginal Art Fair without noticing the growing excitement around Indigenous textiles. The colours and textures of fabric and clothing created a fresh energy and ...

  • 2017 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

    Japingka Aboriginal Art's Ian Plunkett reflects on the 34TH TELSTRA National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) This is Australia’s longest running and the most prestigious Indigenous art award. It aims to recognise the important contribution made by Indigenous artists from regional and urban areas throughout Australia. It ...

  • Tjunguṉutja – The Stunning Papunya Exhibition

    Tjungunutja Papunya exhibition

    Ian Plunkett reflects on the exhibition of early Papunya works on display in Darwin. The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory have put together an extraordinary exhibition of paintings from the early works from Papunya. It is called Tjungunutja which means "having come together". This is a seminal exhibition. I ...

  • A Closer Look At Australia’s Kimberley Rock Art

    Yamiji Aboriginal Rock Art, at Willi Gulli (Bowes River) Near Horrocks

    It's been fascinating to see that recent excavations of a rock shelter near Kakadu National Park indicate humans reached Australia at least 65,000 years ago. This is 18,000 years earlier than archaeologists previously thought and the information provides more insight into Australia's ancient past. We've been following the work being carried out ...

  • The Yam Dreaming of Lorna Napurrula Fencer

    Yam Dreaming, a 2017 exhibition at Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery, includes a collection of extraordinary paintings by Lorna Napurrula Fencer. Lorna is a custodian of the Yam Dreaming stories from Yumurrpa, a site in Warlpiri country, to the north of Yuendumu community in Australia's Northern Territory. View: Yam Dreaming Exhibition (Online) Lorna Fencer (1924-2006) ...

  • The Role of Aboriginal Art In Contemporary Interior Design

    Alana Willis is an Interior Design Consultant for Innerspace in Perth. Here she discusses the qualities she believes Aboriginal art brings to contemporary interior design, her role as designer and what she loves about her job. Why did you select some Aboriginal artworks to hang at the Innerspace showrooms in Perth? I ...

  • 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 artists ...

  • Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories – An Overview

    Patrick Tjungurrayi - Tingari

    The Dreamtime is a term that describes unique stories and beliefs that are owned and held by different Aboriginal groups within Australia. The history of the Dreamtime word and its meanings says something about the development of the ideas held about the Aboriginal world, and how they are expressed through art. The ...

  • 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 Marrga Creation Dreaming 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 ...