Blue – Aboriginal Paintings

Gallery 1

9 Feb – 14 Mar 2018

 

Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 012479  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 150 cm

Dingo Dreaming by Lanita Numina

Lanita Numina  |  Dingo Dreaming

Jap 013889  |  acrylic on canvas  |  161 x 104 cm

Water by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Water

Jap 014374  |  acrylic on linen  |  61 x 61 cm

Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 012477  |  acrylic on linen  |  121 x 102 cm

Bush Yam Seed by Rosemary Petyarre

Rosemary Petyarre  |  Bush Yam Seed

Jap 005438  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 014551  |  acrylic on linen  |  153 x 200 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Alma Nungarrayi Granites  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 013657  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 152 cm

Yam Leaf by Dulcie Long Pwerle

Dulcie Long Pwerle  |  Yam Leaf

Jap 014009  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 90 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves and Seeds by Lanita Numina

Lanita Numina  |  Bush Medicine Leaves and Seeds

Jap 013895  |  acrylic on canvas  |  112 x 93 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 013767  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 98 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 013005  |  acrylic on linen  |  139 x 96 cm

Vaughan Springs Dreaming by Faye Nangala Hudson

Faye Nangala Hudson  |  Vaughan Springs Dreaming

Jap 013739  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 122 cm

Dingo Dreaming by Lanita Numina

Lanita Numina  |  Dingo Dreaming

Jap 013894  |  acrylic on canvas  |  134 x 88 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Alma Nungarrayi Granites  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 013740  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 91 cm

Sand Dunes by Gwenda Nungarrayi Turner

Gwenda Nungarrayi Turner  |  Sand Dunes

Jap 012469  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

Blue Salt Lakes by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Blue Salt Lakes

Jap 014377  |  acrylic on linen  |  151 x 61 cm

Tingari Country by Matthew West Tjupurrula

Matthew West Tjupurrula  |  Tingari Country

Jap 012312  |  acrylic on linen  |  143 x 98 cm

Tingari by Walala Tjapaltjarri

Walala Tjapaltjarri  |  Tingari

Jap 010940  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 60 cm

Dingo Dreaming by Selina Numina

Selina Numina  |  Dingo Dreaming

Jap 014002  |  acrylic on canvas  |  153 x 96 cm

Awelye & Bush Melon by Betty Mbitjana

Betty Mbitjana  |  Awelye & Bush Melon

Jap 010318  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 013252  |  acrylic on linen  |  100 x 97 cm

Piyurr by Biddee Baadjo

Biddee Baadjo  |  Piyurr

Jap 006315  |  acrylic on canvas  |  117 x 97 cm

Pouring Down by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Pouring Down

Jap 011924  |  acrylic on canvas  |  109 x 88 cm

Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 014378  |  208 x 70 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 012197  |  acrylic on linen  |  147 x 97 cm

Awelye and Bush Melon by Betty Mbitjana

Betty Mbitjana   |  Awelye and Bush Melon

Jap 011859  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 75 cm

Alhalkere – Kwenpaye by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Alhalkere – Kwenpaye

Jap 006870  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 120 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 012343  |  acrylic on linen  |  203 x 141 cm

Water Dreaming by Louise Numina

Louise Numina  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 013892  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 96 cm

Dingo Dreaming by Lanita Numina

Lanita Numina  |  Dingo Dreaming

Jap 013893  |  acrylic on canvas  |  135 x 88 cm

Family Out by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Family Out

Jap 013692  |  acrylic on canvas  |  119 x 88 cm

Bush Melon by Betty Mbitjana

Betty Mbitjana  |  Bush Melon

Jap 009212  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 61 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 014314  |  acrylic on canvas  |  211 x 114 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Elsie Napanangka Granites

Elsie Napanangka Granites  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 013119  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 60 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 012642  |  acrylic on linen  |  140 x 97 cm

Yam Dreaming by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  Yam Dreaming

Jap 010745  |  acrylic on linen  |  182 x 120 cm

Lightning by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Lightning

Jap 014026  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 91 cm

Big Family Gathering by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Big Family Gathering

Jap 014143  |  acrylic on canvas  |  221 x 106 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Judy Watson Napangardi

Judy Watson Napangardi  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 006071  |  acrylic on linen  |  149 x 136 cm

Alhalkere – Kwenpaye by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Alhalkere – Kwenpaye

Jap 006866  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Connected by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Connected

Jap 013699  |  acrylic on canvas  |  104 x 102 cm

Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming by Louise Numina

Louise Numina  |  Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming

Jap 013891  |  acrylic on canvas  |  148 x 87 cm

Water – On the Coast by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Water – On the Coast

Jap 014389  |  acrylic on canvas  |  101 x 76 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Gayle Napangardi Gibson

Gayle Napangardi Gibson  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 013440  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 76 cm

Vaughan Springs Dreaming by Faye Nangala Hudson

Faye Nangala Hudson  |  Vaughan Springs Dreaming

Jap 013660  |  acrylic on linen  |  61 x 61 cm

Alhalkere – Kwenpaye by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Alhalkere – Kwenpaye

Jap 007991  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 012246  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 120 cm

Emu Dreaming by Sharon Numina

Sharon Numina  |  Emu Dreaming

Jap 013888  |  acrylic on canvas  |  140 x 82 cm

Yam Dreaming by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  Yam Dreaming

Jap 014548  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009559  |  acrylic on linen  |  100 x 100 cm

Travelling Women by Nellie Marks Nakamarra

Nellie Marks Nakamarra  |  Travelling Women

Jap 010231  |  acrylic on canvas  |  61 x 60 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Alma Nungarrayi Granites  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 013834  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

Travelling Women by Nellie Marks Nakamarra

Nellie Marks Nakamarra  |  Travelling Women

Jap 010679  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

Water by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Water

Jap 012007  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 60 cm

Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere

Jap 000545  |  acrylic on linen  |  123 x 121 cm

Baby Dreaming – Munda Way by Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen  |  Baby Dreaming – Munda Way

Jap 003583  |  ochre and pigments on linen  |  182 x 60 cm

Moonlight, Night Wave by Samantha Hobson

Samantha Hobson  |  Moonlight, Night Wave

Jap 012441  |  acrylic on canvas  |  108 x 84 cm

Water by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Water

Jap 014376  |  150 x 60 cm

Wayarnpajarti and Warnti by Penny K Lyons

Penny K Lyons  |  Wayarnpajarti and Warnti

Jap 005530  |  acrylic on canvas  |  141 x 58 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Rosemary Petyarre

Rosemary Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 013351  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Ingwe – Night at Alhalkere by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Ingwe – Night at Alhalkere

Jap 004067  |  acrylic on linen  |  105 x 90 cm

Searching by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Searching

Jap 014307  |  acrylic on canvas  |  219 x 102 cm

Sometimes used to signify water and aspects of the ether – wind, smoke, clouds, night skies – blue becomes a more familiar colour in the work of these Aboriginal artists. On the dry Australian continent blue holds the promise of coolness and moisture, the chance for life to recover and regenerate. It is a colour that sits around the earth rather than in it, contrasting to the deep orange oxide of the land. Blue is a contrast in the paintings as well, freed briefly from the palette of earth pigments that raises the dominant voice of the land. Blue is a respite from the known physical world of the desert. It brings some mystery in the artist’s world.