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Lockhart River Paintings

Lockhart River 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.

Lockhart River

The isolated Aboriginal community of Lockhart River on Cape York in far north Queensland has a population of around 450. The nearest city Cairns is about 800 kilometres to the south. Lockhart River, formerly an Anglican mission, was established in 1924.

In 1934, following amendments to the Aboriginals Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act 1897, the Queensland Government rounded up Indigenous people from throughout Cape York Peninsula and relocated them to the mission at Lockhart River. During the Second World War, Europeans were evacuated from area and the Aboriginal people were left to fend for themselves. In 1947 the mission was re-established and underwent drastic changes as diverse language groups were forced into a single community. The language groups represented are Umpila, Kuuku Ya’u and Ungkum (Angkum).

In 1971 the people were forced to move away from the traditional area of the coast, known as the ‘old site’ to the present township, located 60 kilometres to the north-west. The Lockhart River Aboriginal Council became a local government in 1987. The Lockhart River Aboriginal Community Arts and Cultural Centre opened in 1997, initially to house the lively young painters and printmakers who had formed the Lockhart River Art Gang in 1995. Many of the artists from the group have gone on to establish significant art careers, and have forged particular stylistic innovations that are associated with Aboriginal art from the Lockhart River region.

Further information is available on exhibiting artists on the following links

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Old Time People by Samantha Hobson

Samantha Hobson  |  Old Time People

Jap 013728  |  acrylic on canvas  |  108 x 84 cm

Wave Burst by Samantha Hobson

Samantha Hobson  |  Wave Burst

Jap 013729  |  acrylic on linen  |  102 x 78 cm

Water Marks by Samantha Hobson

Samantha Hobson  |  Water Marks

Jap 013733  |  acrylic on linen  |  102 x 80 cm

Water Marks by Samantha Hobson

Samantha Hobson  |  Water Marks

Jap 013736  |  acrylic on linen  |  102 x 79 cm

Searching the Coast by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Searching the Coast

Jap 014979  |  acrylic on canvas  |  220 x 103 cm

Fading Into the Lands by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Fading Into the Lands

Jap 014977  |  acrylic on canvas  |  219 x 103 cm

Out to the Horizon by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Out to the Horizon

Jap 013693  |  acrylic on canvas  |  118 x 89 cm

Journey Out by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Journey Out

Jap 013701  |  acrylic on canvas  |  109 x 104 cm

Spirits in the Distance by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Spirits in the Distance

Jap 014861  |  acrylic on canvas  |  220 x 102 cm

Late Afternoon Stinging Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Late Afternoon Stinging Rain

Jap 012619  |  acrylic on canvas  |  181 x 110 cm

Three Sisters by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Three Sisters

Jap 012624  |  acrylic on canvas  |  110 x 86 cm

Festival Time by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Festival Time

Jap 013823  |  acrylic on canvas  |  119 x 89 cm

Moon and Stars at Night by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Moon and Stars at Night

Jap 009665  |  acrylic on canvas  |  228 x 109 cm

Families Searching for Each Other by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Families Searching for Each Other

Jap 014310  |  acrylic on canvas  |  220 x 103 cm

Stinging Rain – Out at Sea by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Stinging Rain – Out at Sea

Jap 009641  |  acrylic on canvas  |  177 x 109 cm

Shower Rain Late Afternoon by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Shower Rain Late Afternoon

Jap 012621  |  acrylic on canvas  |  228 x 110 cm

Open Seas –  Stinging Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Open Seas – Stinging Rain

Jap 011619  |  acrylic on canvas  |  108 x 86 cm

On the Coast by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  On the Coast

Jap 013696  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 89 cm

Stinging Rain – Night Time Fishing by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Stinging Rain – Night Time Fishing

Jap 011927  |  acrylic on canvas  |  181 x 110 cm

Spirits Watching Us by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Spirits Watching Us

Jap 014978  |  acrylic on canvas  |  220 x 104 cm

Travelling Together by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Travelling Together

Jap 013691  |  acrylic on canvas  |  118 x 90 cm

Family Out by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Family Out

Jap 013692  |  acrylic on canvas  |  119 x 88 cm

Connected by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Connected

Jap 013699  |  acrylic on canvas  |  104 x 102 cm

One Big Mob Gathering by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  One Big Mob Gathering

Jap 014855  |  acrylic on canvas  |  220 x 103 cm

Big Family by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Big Family

Jap 013679  |  acrylic on canvas  |  162 x 105 cm

Traditional Dancing by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Traditional Dancing

Jap 013680  |  acrylic on canvas  |  163 x 104 cm

Out on Country – Big Gathering by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Out on Country – Big Gathering

Jap 014142  |  acrylic on canvas  |  219 x 103 cm

Family Connection by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Family Connection

Jap 014858  |  acrylic on canvas  |  220 x 103 cm

Watching the Sunset at Lockhart Beach by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Watching the Sunset at Lockhart Beach

Jap 014148  |  acrylic on canvas  |  219 x 106

Reunion by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Reunion

Jap 013682  |  acrylic on canvas  |  163 x 102 cm

Protected by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Protected

Jap 013683  |  acrylic on canvas  |  163 x 103 cm

Moonlight, Night Wave by Samantha Hobson

Samantha Hobson  |  Moonlight, Night Wave

Jap 012441  |  acrylic on canvas  |  108 x 84 cm

Through the Lands by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Through the Lands

Jap 013686  |  acrylic on canvas  |  158 x 103 cm

Look for Each Other by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Look for Each Other

Jap 013698  |  acrylic on canvas  |  109 x 105 cm

Searching by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Searching

Jap 012430  |  acrylic on canvas  |  110 x 88 cm

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