Alice Springs Aboriginal Art

A selection of paintings showing the styles from this Aboriginal art region - some paintings may still be available for sale, while some may have been sold.


Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming

Jap 014711  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 120 cm

Desert Waterholes by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Waterholes

Jap 018563  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 88 cm

Tali Sandhills by Mandy Nakamarra Marshall

Mandy Nakamarra Marshall  |  Tali Sandhills

Jap 017625  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 60 cm

West MacDonnell Ranges near Jay Creek by Ivy Pareroultja

Ivy Pareroultja  |  West MacDonnell Ranges near Jay Creek

Jap 016808  |  watercolour on paper  |  26 x 74 cm

West MacDonnell Ranges by Ivy Pareroultja

Ivy Pareroultja  |  West MacDonnell Ranges

Jap 016823  |  watercolour on paper  |  23 x 54 cm

Tjukurrpa – Women by Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri

Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri  |  Tjukurrpa – Women

Jap 008412  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 122 cm

Desert Creek Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Creek Country

Jap 018556  |  acrylic on canvas  |  118 x 74 cm

My Country by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  My Country

Jap 012243  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Tjuritja – West MacDonnell Ranges by Betty Wheeler Naparula

Betty Wheeler Naparula  |  Tjuritja – West MacDonnell Ranges

Jap 016816  |  watercolour on paper  |  17 x 26 cm

My Country by Josephine Nangala

Josephine Nangala  |  My Country

Jap 010257  |  acrylic on linen  |  102 x 51 cm

Dry Rockhole Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Dry Rockhole Country

Jap 018904  |  acrylic on canvas  |  39 x 39 cm

Alice Springs is the Northern Territory’s third largest town, situated in the geographic centre of Australia near the southern border of the Northern Territory. The site is known as Mparntwe to the local Aboriginal people, the Arrente, who are the traditional inhabitants.

Three major Aboriginal groups: the Western, Eastern and Central Arrernte people live in Central Australia, their traditional land including the area of Alice Springs and MacDonnell Ranges. Their neighbours include the Southern Arrernte, Luritja, Anmatyerr, Alyawarr and Western Arrernte peoples.

As Alice Springs is the regional hub of Central Australia, it attracts Aboriginal artists from across all of the central region and well beyond. Many Aboriginal people visit regularly to use the town’s services. Alice Springs has many Town Camps where visitors from all around the desert regions reside.

Established art centres, galleries and art studios cater to visiting Aboriginal artists who wish to work while staying in Alice Springs. Many well-known artists have their principal place of residence in the town, and make regular visits back to communities and outstations to visit relatives.

Further information is available on exhibiting artists on the following links

Tommy Watson
Jorna Newberry
Damien & Yilpi Marks
Dorothy Napangardi
Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri
Mandy Nakamarra Marshall

Additional sources of information:
Papunya Tula Artists – Gallery