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  • Anna Petyarre and the Lands of Central Australia

    Anna-Petyarre

    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 ...

  • Jimmy Pike’s Art In The Market Place

    The commercialisation of Jimmy Pike's artwork onto lifestyle products in the late 1980's was part of a much bigger design movement in Australia. There were quite a few other artistic figures who were giving us an Australian identity on everyday items, taking Australian design onto products that we wore and ...

  • Kurun Warun – Stones, Eels and Harmonious Landscape

    1 Kurun Warun - Dry River Bed 013504

    Kurun Warun is an indigenous artist whose family originally comes from the western coastal region of Victoria. This is his first solo exhibition in Western Australia. He's produced some fantastic images where we experience the feeling of being in the Australian landscape, and other paintings that refer to ceremonial traditions in Aboriginal society. A ...

  • Exploring Aboriginal Art in School Visual Art Programs

    It's exciting to see the new Australian curriculum including more emphasis on indigenous art and culture. We have gathered three resources that explore very different approaches to exploring Aboriginal art in schools within the visual arts program. The first is the Bush Medicine Lesson Plans developed by primary visual arts teacher Ana ...

  • Aboriginal Women Speaking About Art, Family & Country

    We are always thrilled to have the opportunity to sit down and speak with artists about their work. Japingka exhibits Aboriginal art from forty different regions right across Australia. A quick look at our Artists Page will show you the extraordinary diversity of that art. Our exhibiting artists include artists who live in the ...

  • Highlights from our 2016 Indigenous Art Exhibition Program

    It's been a really great year for our exhibition program, probably one of the most eclectic years we've ever had. We've exhibited a wide range of artists from all around Australia. The program has included artists from indigenous owned and run art centres, as well as independent artists and famous artists ...