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Kalumburu Paintings

Kalumburu Paintings

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.

Kalumburu

Kalumburu is the most northerly permanent settlement in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and is situated on the King Edward River. The settlement was established in 1908 by Benedictine monks travelling from New Norcia, who were joined by the Benedictine Sisters in 1930, when the mission was shifted thirty kilometres inland from the original coastal site to freshwater pools on the King Edward River.

Kalumburu is at the north eastern edge of one of the world’s largest regions of ancient rock art gallery sites. This corner of the continent was one of the main entry points into Australia of the earliest Aboriginal inhabitants, arriving at times of low sea levels some 60,000 years ago. Evidence of their occupation is preserved in the rock art sites which are abundant, and show the differing and various layers of human cultural activities. So far the oldest Aboriginal rock paintings have been dated back 18,000 years, although further advances in technology should allow greater dates to be established.

The wild and rugged landscape of this area has been home for many thousands of years to Aboriginal people of the Kwini and Walmbi, the Cambra – Kulari language groups. Now joining them at the Kalumburu community are people from the Wunumbul, Worrorra and Ngarinyin language groups from adjoining areas to the south. The cultural connections of the people at Kalumburu to the sites containing ancient and more contemporary rock art, which feature Wandjina and Gyorn Gyorn spirit figures, provide sources of imagery found in the paintings from Aboriginal artists from the area.

Further information is available on exhibiting artists on the following links

Lily Karadada
Regina Karadada
Mercy Fredericks

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Wandjina by Lily Karadada

Lily Karadada  |  Wandjina

Jap 003953  |  ochre an canvas  |  60 x 50 cm

Wandjina Rainmaker by Lily Karadada

Lily Karadada  |  Wandjina Rainmaker

Jap 006155  |  lithograph  |  99 x 68 cm

Gyorn Gyorn Spirit Figures by Cassie Waina

Cassie Waina  |  Gyorn Gyorn Spirit Figures

Jap 013844  |  acrylic on canvas  |  64 x 50 cm

Gyorn Gyorn Spirit Figures by Cassandra Waina

Cassandra Waina  |  Gyorn Gyorn Spirit Figures

Jap 014116  |  acrylic on canvas  |  87 x 83 cm

ochre on bark by Wandjina Rain Spirit

Wandjina Rain Spirit  |  ochre on bark

Jap 014131  |  ochre on bark   |  90 x 50 cm

acrylic on canvas by Gyorn Gyorn Spirit Figures

Gyorn Gyorn Spirit Figures  |  acrylic on canvas

Jap 014133  |  acrylic on canvas  |  83 x 59 cm

Two Wandjinas by Regina Karadada

Regina Karadada  |  Two Wandjinas

Jap 006594  |  acrylic on canvas  |  197 x 67 cm

Wandjina and Unguds by Mercy Fredericks

Mercy Fredericks  |  Wandjina and Unguds

Jap 006608  |  ochre on canvas  |  78 x 59 cm

Gwion Gwion by Regina Karadada

Regina Karadada  |  Gwion Gwion

Jap 006591  |  acrylic on canvas  |  96 x 70 cm

Wandjina-Jagulimarra by Regina Karadada

Regina Karadada  |  Wandjina-Jagulimarra

Jap 006817  |  acrylic on canvas  |  104 x 95 cm

Gwion Gwion by Regina Karadada

Regina Karadada  |  Gwion Gwion

Jap 006592  |  acrylic on canvas  |  49 x 43 cm

Two Wandjinas by Lily Karadada

Lily Karadada  |  Two Wandjinas

Jap 006154  |  lithograph  |  69 x 46 cm

Wandjina by Lily Karadada

Lily Karadada  |  Wandjina

Jap 003954  |  ochre an canvas  |  100 x 100 cm

Big Cyclone Story by Mercy Fredericks

Mercy Fredericks  |  Big Cyclone Story

Jap 006590  |  ochre on canvas  |  94 x 77 cm

Wandjina by Mercy Fredericks

Mercy Fredericks  |  Wandjina

Jap 010607  |  ochre on canvas  |  78 x 57 cm

Lightning Wadjina by Lily Karadada

Lily Karadada  |  Lightning Wadjina

Jap 006144  |  ochre on Arches paper  |  77 x 57 cm

Three Wandjina by Lily Karadada

Lily Karadada  |  Three Wandjina

Jap 004002  |  ochre on plyboard  |  120 x 90 cm

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