Lockhart River 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.

 

Stinging Rain at Sea by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Stinging Rain at Sea

Jap 022070  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 110 cm

Morning Rain Ya Come by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Morning Rain Ya Come

Jap 022074  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 110 cm

Morning Rain Ya Come by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Morning Rain Ya Come

Jap 022071  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 110 cm

Purple Moon by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Purple Moon

Jap 017921  |  acrylic on canvas  |  107 x 85 cm

Bushfire Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Bushfire Rain

Jap 022072  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 110 cm

Morning Stinging Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Morning Stinging Rain

Jap 021888  |  acrylic on canvas  |  227 x 110 cm

Light Sunset Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Light Sunset Rain

Jap 021891  |  acrylic on canvas  |  227 x 110 cm

Stinging Rain Out at Sea by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Stinging Rain Out at Sea

Jap 022073  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 110 cm

Reunion by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Reunion

Jap 013681  |  acrylic on canvas  |  162 x 103 cm

Evening Shower Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Evening Shower Rain

Jap 021889  |  acrylic on canvas  |  227 x 110 cm

Watching the Sunset by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Watching the Sunset

Jap 015813  |  acrylic on canvas  |  100 x 75 cm

Pink Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Pink Rain

Jap 022063  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 110 cm

Waves Out at Sea by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Waves Out at Sea

Jap 015243  |  acrylic on canvas  |  178 x 108 cm

Travelling On by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Travelling On

Jap 013695  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 87 cm

Water Marks by Samantha Hobson

Samantha Hobson  |  Water Marks

Jap 013736  |  acrylic on linen  |  102 x 79 cm

Summer Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Summer Rain

Jap 022067  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 110 cm

Watching Over Each Other by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Watching Over Each Other

Jap 015800  |  acrylic on canvas  |  161 x 100 cm

Deep Water – Stinging Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Deep Water – Stinging Rain

Jap 021885  |  acrylic on canvas  |  227 x 110 cm

Wave Burst by Samantha Hobson

Samantha Hobson  |  Wave Burst

Jap 013729  |  acrylic on linen  |  102 x 78 cm

Late Sunset – Stinging Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Late Sunset – Stinging Rain

Jap 021887  |  acrylic on canvas  |  227 x 110 cm

Rising, Looking Forward by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Rising, Looking Forward

Jap 015803  |  acrylic on canvas  |  101 x 99 cm

Morning Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Morning Rain

Jap 022068  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 110 cm

Old Time People by Samantha Hobson

Samantha Hobson  |  Old Time People

Jap 013728  |  acrylic on canvas  |  108 x 84 cm

Mothers and Picinnini Gathering Shells by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Mothers and Picinnini Gathering Shells

Jap 014859  |  acrylic on canvas  |  220 x 102 cm

Pink Bamboo Cane by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Pink Bamboo Cane

Jap 015242  |  acrylic on canvas  |  178 x 107 cm

Midday Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Midday Rain

Jap 022064  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 110 cm

Grow Together by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Grow Together

Jap 014139  |  acrylic on canvas  |  219 x 103 cm

Family Coming Together by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Family Coming Together

Jap 014854  |  acrylic on canvas  |  222 x 104 cm

On Country by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  On Country

Jap 014144  |  acrylic on canvas  |  221 x 104 cm

Stinging Rain Hot Day by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Stinging Rain Hot Day

Jap 022075  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 110 cm

Water Marks by Samantha Hobson

Samantha Hobson  |  Water Marks

Jap 013733  |  acrylic on linen  |  102 x 80 cm

Two Brothers by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Two Brothers

Jap 017925  |  acrylic on canvas  |  108 x 95 cm

Sunset Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Sunset Rain

Jap 022069  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 110 cm

Spitting Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Spitting Rain

Jap 012616  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 109 cm

Bright Couples by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Bright Couples

Jap 012625  |  acrylic on canvas  |  110 x 82 cm

Stinging Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Stinging Rain

Jap 022062  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 110 cm

Late Sunset Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Late Sunset Rain

Jap 022065  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 110 cm

Milky Way Moon by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Milky Way Moon

Jap 015253  |  acrylic on canvas  |  108 x 84 cm

Rain Out at Sea by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Rain Out at Sea

Jap 022066  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 110 cm

Purple Bamboo by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Purple Bamboo

Jap 015244  |  acrylic on canvas  |  181 x 109 cm

Low Tide – Marks in the Sand by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Low Tide – Marks in the Sand

Jap 011624  |  acrylic on canvas  |  108 x 88 cm

Afternoon Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Afternoon Rain

Jap 017933  |  acrylic on canvas  |  96 x 70 cm

Waterfall by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Waterfall

Jap 015259  |  acrylic on linen  |  110 x 85 cm

Bush Tracks by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Bush Tracks

Jap 015642  |  acrylic on canvas  |  111 x 86 cm

Morning Lagoon by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Morning Lagoon

Jap 015640  |  acrylic on linen  |  111 x 85 cm

Low Tide – Marks in the Sand by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Low Tide – Marks in the Sand

Jap 011762  |  acrylic on canvas  |  109 x 86 cm

Three Sisters by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Three Sisters

Jap 017922  |  acrylic on canvas  |  107 x 85 cm

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