Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty Paintings

Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty - Major contemporary new artist creating highly individual paintings.


Ngete – Ant Hills by Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty

Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty  |  Ngete – Ant Hills

Jap 015914  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm


Kepuk by Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty

Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty  |  Kepuk

Jap 016804  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 91 cm


Body Paint by Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty

Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty  |  Body Paint

Jap 008056  |  acrylic on linen  |  225 x 150 cm


Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty creates multi layered canvases that can sing with colour and complex structures, or can be very restrained, sombre and occasionally foreboding. She is a very versatile and skilled artist, a young generation artist (born 1972) seeking new ways to express her ideas and experiences through the painted canvas. Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty has travelled widely in Australia – born in Tennant Creek, growing up in Daly River and Darwin, educated in Queensland and Victoria. Her paintings express the stories of the traditional ways of life at Daly River – life by the sea, kinship ties, land management, rituals and ceremonies.

Helen McCarthy has worked as a teacher in remote schools while continuing to develop her art and her career. In 1993 she participated in her first art festival and in 2006 held her first solo exhibition. In 2007 Helen was selected in the 24th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award with her painting of Grandpa Harry’s Canoe, and was awarded the People’s Choice Award for her work.

Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty has exhibited steadily since 2006 and her works have regularly been hung at Japingka Gallery, including her solo exhibition in 2010. Helen’s work as a full time artist takes her from her home in Darwin and Balgul (Daly River) while she concentrates on her career.

A selection of paintings by Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty is available from Japingka Gallery, where collectors can buy Aboriginal art online with certainty of quality, authenticity and provenance of art works.