Gold

Yellow ochre was one of the original colours used by Aboriginal artists, today many shades of gold & yellow suggest colours of early morning & golden light

 

After Big Burn Bushfire by Irene Namok

Irene Namok  |  After Big Burn Bushfire

Jap 013743  |  acrylic on linen  |  95 x 66 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Awelye Atnwengerrp by Galya Pwerle

Galya Pwerle  |  Awelye Atnwengerrp

Jap 004533  |  acrylic on linen  |  70 x 55 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Kungkarungkalpa by Womens Collaborative

Womens Collaborative  |  Kungkarungkalpa

Jap 017678  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 137 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming

Jap 015883  |  acrylic on linen  |  148 x 94 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Tjintjintjin by Katherine Marshall Nakamarra

Katherine Marshall Nakamarra  |  Tjintjintjin

Jap 015347  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 30 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Hot Day Cold Night by Irene Namok

Irene Namok  |  Hot Day Cold Night

Jap 013748  |  acrylic on linen  |  95 x 66 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Earth Cycles – Fire by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Earth Cycles – Fire

Jap 016974  |  acrylic on linen  |  119 x 90 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Desert Rockholes Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Rockholes Country

Jap 018263  |  acrylic on canvas  |  85 x 56 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Lupulnga by Makinti Napanangka

Makinti Napanangka  |  Lupulnga

Jap 000690  |  acrylic on linen  |  240 x 150 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Women’s Ceremony by Lydia Young Nakamarra

Lydia Young Nakamarra  |  Women’s Ceremony

Jap 012687  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Awelye Atnwengerrp by Galya Pwerle

Galya Pwerle  |  Awelye Atnwengerrp

Jap 004662  |  acrylic on linen  |  70 x 55 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

My Country by Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa

Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa  |  My Country

Jap 013977  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Desert Sandhills by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Sandhills

Jap 018065  |  acrylic on canvas  |  89 x 50 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Alhalkere – my Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Alhalkere – my Country

Jap 000586  |  acrylic on linen  |  177 x 138 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Bush Yam – My Country by Janet Golder Kngwarreye

Janet Golder Kngwarreye  |  Bush Yam – My Country

Jap 017180  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Water & Lightning Rain Dreaming by Long Jack Phillipus

Long Jack Phillipus  |  Water & Lightning Rain Dreaming

Jap 000664  |  acrylic on canvas  |  117 x 61 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Tjintjintjin by Katherine Marshall Nakamarra

Katherine Marshall Nakamarra  |  Tjintjintjin

Jap 012005  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 46 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Emu Seed Country by Polly  Ngal

Polly Ngal  |  Emu Seed Country

Jap 015285  |  acrylic on linen  |  203 x 114 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Womens Ceremony by Bambatu Campbell Napangardi

Bambatu Campbell Napangardi  |  Womens Ceremony

Jap 016773  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 45 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Awelye – Women’s Ceremony by Minnie Pwerle

Minnie Pwerle  |  Awelye – Women’s Ceremony

Jap 000759  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 45 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Tjukurrpa – Women by Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri

Maisie Campbell Napaltjarri  |  Tjukurrpa – Women

Jap 008412  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 122 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Feshwater Crocodile by Gabriel Maringgurra

Gabriel Maringgurra  |  Feshwater Crocodile

Jap 017579  |  Etching  |  34.5 x 24.5 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Desert Creek Bed Country by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Desert Creek Bed Country

Jap 018292  |  acrylic on canvas  |  135 x 80 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Pencil Yam Seed by Eileen Bird Kngwarreye

Eileen Bird Kngwarreye  |  Pencil Yam Seed

Jap 018301  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Hunting for Bushtucker by Gracie Morton Pwerle

Gracie Morton Pwerle  |  Hunting for Bushtucker

Jap 016887  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Untitled – Ancestral Country by Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa

Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa  |  Untitled – Ancestral Country

Jap 011807  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Dry Desert Creek Beds by Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold

Andrew Tjupurrula Highfold  |  Dry Desert Creek Beds

Jap 018044  |  acrylic on canvas  |  89 x 59 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Lupulnga by Makinti Napanangka & Narabri Nakamarra Reid

Makinti Napanangka & Narabri Nakamarra Reid  |  Lupulnga

Jap 000686  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Midjul by Eubena Nampitjin

Eubena Nampitjin  |  Midjul

Jap 000188  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 75 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Tjintjintjin by Katherine Marshall Nakamarra

Katherine Marshall Nakamarra  |  Tjintjintjin

Jap 015341  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Tjiturrulpa Rockhole by Eileen Napaltjarri

Eileen Napaltjarri  |  Tjiturrulpa Rockhole

Jap 004090  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 119 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

My Country – Cool Season by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country – Cool Season

Jap 005452  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 120 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Tingari by Walala Tjapaltjarri

Walala Tjapaltjarri  |  Tingari

Jap 016528  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 75 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

My Country by Daphne Larry Nampitjinpa

Daphne Larry Nampitjinpa  |  My Country

Jap 014274  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 46 cm

Sold

Agile Wallaby by Gabriel Maringgurra

Gabriel Maringgurra  |  Agile Wallaby

Jap 017583  |  Etching  |  34 x 24 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Stinging Rain Late Afternoon by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Stinging Rain Late Afternoon

Jap 015649  |  acrylic on canvas  |  229 x 112 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Ngupawarlu – My Country by Stumpy Brown

Stumpy Brown  |  Ngupawarlu – My Country

Jap 003398  |  acrylic on canvas  |  142 x 100 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Afternoon Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Afternoon Rain

Jap 017933  |  acrylic on canvas  |  96 x 70 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Ngiya Jilamara II by Janice Murray Pungautiji

Janice Murray Pungautiji  |  Ngiya Jilamara II

Jap 015735  |  natural ochres on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Tingari by Walala Tjapaltjarri

Walala Tjapaltjarri  |  Tingari

Jap 015006  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Matamarta by Jimmy Pike

Jimmy Pike  |  Matamarta

Jap 010515  |  acrylic on canvas  |  147 x 140 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Bush Medicine Leaves by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 012194  |  acrylic on linen  |  97 x 95 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Bush Medicine Leaves by Rosemary Petyarre

Rosemary Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 017106  |  acrylic on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Alhalkere – My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Alhalkere – My Country

Jap 000576  |  acrylic on linen  |  138 x 135 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Kirriwirri and Yurnpurr by Nada Rawlins

Nada Rawlins  |  Kirriwirri and Yurnpurr

Jap 002718  |  acrylic on canvas  |  172 x 113 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere

Jap 000564  |  acrylic on linen  |  117 x 114 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

My Country by Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa

Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa  |  My Country

Jap 013957  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 46 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Kana-kurlangu Jukurrpa – Digging Stick Dreaming by Dorothy Napangardi

Dorothy Napangardi  |  Kana-kurlangu Jukurrpa – Digging Stick Dreaming

Jap 017086  |  Colour aquatint etching  |  59 x 46 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Caterpillar Dreaming by Lorna Napurrula Fencer

Lorna Napurrula Fencer  |  Caterpillar Dreaming

Jap 001293  |  acrylic on canvas  |  139 x 167 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Yarla Jukurrpa – Bush Yam Dreaming by Lorna Napurrula Fencer

Lorna Napurrula Fencer  |  Yarla Jukurrpa – Bush Yam Dreaming

Jap 001062  |  acrylic on canvas  |  182 x 138 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Womens Ceremony by Debra Young Nakamarra

Debra Young Nakamarra  |  Womens Ceremony

Jap 014349  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 46 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Pencil Yam Seed by Eileen Bird Kngwarreye

Eileen Bird Kngwarreye  |  Pencil Yam Seed

Jap 018705  |  acrylic on canvas  |  89 x 60 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Culture Day by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Culture Day

Jap 013824  |  acrylic on canvas  |  118 x 88 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Yarla Jukurrpa – Bush Yam Dreaming by Lorna Napurrula Fencer

Lorna Napurrula Fencer  |  Yarla Jukurrpa – Bush Yam Dreaming

Jap 001526  |  acrylic on canvas  |  167 x 144 cm

Add To Enquiry Cart    ► How To buy

Gold & Yellow

The colours of the yellow gold spectrum have been used by contemporary Aboriginal artists to give a sense of lightness and open space. The colours are associated with softer light of dawn and in the large spaces of desert landscape. Artists like Eubena Nampitjin used a warm palette of yellow, red and white to create the forms related to sacred sites from her country. Eubena used gold colour in large areas and included it in a great many paintings – it has become a signature quality of her work. Artists like Kudditji Kngwarreye create the mood of their country relying solely on colour, which he used in large blocks. It is therefore expected that some of his paintings are keyed in to tones of gold to create a particular mood and sense of space. Gloria Petyarre has used gold tones in some of her Bush Medicine Leaves paintings, creating a shimmering sense of the movement and richness to her subject.

Makinti Napanangka in her mature style used bands of colour that often featured gold colours, to represent the woven ornaments made by women for ceremonial occasions. The twisting strands of colour relate to weaving the hair string adornments and use of gold colours heightens the significance of this ritual process. Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa often uses gold tones in her sinuous lines of sandhills that make up the terrain of her home country.

Many other contemporary Indigenous artists have strongly favoured gold colours in their rich selection of colours, including Lorna Napurrula Fencer, Minnie Pwerle, Polly Ngale, Galya Pwerle and Queenie McKenzie. The brilliant effects of colour are one of the artistic features used by these artists to reinforce the importance of the subject matter they are presenting.