Haasts Bluff 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.


Yalka – Bush Onion by Daphne Marks

Daphne Marks  |  Yalka – Bush Onion

Jap 015115  |  acrylic on canvas  |  60 x 60 cm


Women Gathering Food, 1984 by Daisy Jugadai Napaltjarri

Daisy Jugadai Napaltjarri  |  Women Gathering Food, 1984

Jap 000751  |  acrylic on canvas  |  81 x 54 cm

Tjiturrulpa Rockhole by Eileen Napaltjarri

Eileen Napaltjarri  |  Tjiturrulpa Rockhole

Jap 004045  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 122 cm

Uwalki Watiya Tjuta by Mitjili Napurrula

Mitjili Napurrula  |  Uwalki Watiya Tjuta

Jap 015062  |  acrylic on linen  |  182 x 121 cm

Kalinypalinya at Kungkayunti by Marlee Napurrula

Marlee Napurrula  |  Kalinypalinya at Kungkayunti

Jap 009693  |  acrylic on linen  |  41 x 76 cm

Tjiturrulpa Rockhole by Eileen Napaltjarri

Eileen Napaltjarri  |  Tjiturrulpa Rockhole

Jap 004090  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 119 cm

Kuruyultu by Eunice Napanangka Jack

Eunice Napanangka Jack  |  Kuruyultu

Jap 015122  |  acrylic on linen  |  70 x 150 cm


Puli Puli – Rocks by Keturah Zimran

Keturah Zimran  |  Puli Puli – Rocks

Jap 015121  |  acrylic on linen  |  80 x 120 cm


Tjiturrulpa – Sandhill Country by Eileen Napaltjarri

Eileen Napaltjarri  |  Tjiturrulpa – Sandhill Country

Jap 004569  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 90 cm

Pirrnpirrnga – Desert Bore by Ann Lane nee Dixon

Ann Lane nee Dixon  |  Pirrnpirrnga – Desert Bore

Jap 015116  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 76 cm


Tjiturrulpa – Sandhills by Eileen Napaltjarri

Eileen Napaltjarri  |  Tjiturrulpa – Sandhills

Jap 004043  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 122 cm

Haasts Bluff, also known as Ikuntji, is located in the Central Desert 223 km north west of Alice Springs, at the site near the rocky outcrop named Haasts Bluff by the explorer Ernest Giles during his expedition in 1872. Made up of  Aboriginal groups from Luritja, Western Arrernte, and Pintupi people of the Central Western Desert, the community was established in 1946 as a Lutheran mission.

Prior to that time there had been a permanent camp in the area from 1935, with the Lutheran church helping in the provision of rations. Some Aboriginal people came to Haasts Bluff in search of a regular supply of food and water, others were forced there under the government program of assimilation. The current estimated population is about 150 residents.

The Ikuntji Art centre was opened in 1992, and has had varying success marketing local Aboriginal art over the years. Well known Aboriginal artists who were born or raised in the community include Makinti Napanangka, Ngoia Pollard, Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula, Daisy Jugadai Napaltjarri and Eileen Napaltjarri.

Further information is available on exhibiting artists on the following links

Mitjili Napurrula 
Eileen Napaltjarri

Ikuntji Artists