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.

 

Clan Groups 1 by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Clan Groups 1

Jap 017918  |  acrylic on canvas  |  108 x 85 cm

Morning Rain by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Morning Rain

Jap 015240  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 110 cm

Warm Lagoon by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Warm Lagoon

Jap 015645  |  acrylic on linen  |  181 x 111 cm

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Stinging Rain ya Come by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Stinging Rain ya Come

Jap 015650  |  acrylic on canvas  |  228 x 111 cm

Chill Day Cold Night by Irene Namok

Irene Namok  |  Chill Day Cold Night

Jap 013745  |  acrylic on linen  |  93 x 66 cm

We are Sand Beach People by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  We are Sand Beach People

Jap 015069  |  acrylic on canvas  |  222 x 104 cm

Waves Out at Sea by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Waves Out at Sea

Jap 015243  |  acrylic on canvas  |  178 x 108 cm

Old Time People by Samantha Hobson

Samantha Hobson  |  Old Time People

Jap 013728  |  acrylic on canvas  |  108 x 84 cm

Each Other by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Each Other

Jap 019229  |  acrylic on canvas  |  97 x 90 cm

Wave Burst by Samantha Hobson

Samantha Hobson  |  Wave Burst

Jap 013729  |  acrylic on linen  |  102 x 78 cm

Stinging Rain Late Afternoon by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Stinging Rain Late Afternoon

Jap 015649  |  acrylic on canvas  |  229 x 112 cm

Deep Lagoon by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Deep Lagoon

Jap 015646  |  acrylic on canvas  |  181 x 112 cm

Holding on Together by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Holding on Together

Jap 013828  |  acrylic on canvas  |  118 x 88 cm

Purple Bamboo by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Purple Bamboo

Jap 015244  |  acrylic on canvas  |  181 x 109 cm

Pink Bamboo Cane by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Pink Bamboo Cane

Jap 015242  |  acrylic on canvas  |  178 x 107 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

Water Marks by Samantha Hobson

Samantha Hobson  |  Water Marks

Jap 013733  |  acrylic on linen  |  102 x 80 cm

Stinging Rain – Out at Sea by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Stinging Rain – Out at Sea

Jap 015237  |  acrylic on canvas  |  179 x 109 cm

Pink Bamboo by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Pink Bamboo

Jap 015638  |  acrylic on linen  |  111 x 85 cm

Water Marks by Samantha Hobson

Samantha Hobson  |  Water Marks

Jap 013736  |  acrylic on linen  |  102 x 79 cm

Rising, Looking Forward by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Rising, Looking Forward

Jap 015803  |  acrylic on canvas  |  101 x 99 cm

Waterfall by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Waterfall

Jap 015259  |  acrylic on linen  |  110 x 85 cm

Milky Way Moon by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Milky Way Moon

Jap 015253  |  acrylic on canvas  |  108 x 84 cm

Journey through Country by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Journey through Country

Jap 014988  |  acrylic on canvas  |  223 x 104 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

Travelling On by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Travelling On

Jap 013695  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 87 cm

Watching Over Each Other by Fiona Omeenyo

Fiona Omeenyo  |  Watching Over Each Other

Jap 015800  |  acrylic on canvas  |  161 x 100 cm

Bright Couples by Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok  |  Bright Couples

Jap 012625  |  acrylic on canvas  |  110 x 82 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