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Mowanjum Paintings

Mowanjum 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.

Mowanjum Aboriginal Art

Mowanjum community is located near to the town of Derby, on the southern end of the Gibb River Road in west Kimberley. Mowanjum is home to the Aboriginal people of Worrorra, Ngarinyin, and Wunumbul language groups, who came together early this century at the Kunmunya Presbyterian Mission and the government settlement at Munja. Since 1950, the people have endured many forced moves, first to Wotjulum, then to the old Mowanjum site and finally to the present day Mowanjum located near Derby.

The Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbul people are the three Wandjina tribes, who view the Wandjinas as the true creators of the land. The Creation and Rain spirit of the Wandjina is represented widely in the Aboriginal rock art sites of the coastal west Kimberley, one of the world’s great ancient art sites.

Traditionally the ochre painted Wandjina sites were repainted each decade, but now only a few sites are maintained in this way. However the tradition behind the ancient rock art continues with contemporary Aboriginal artists painting the symbols of Wandjina and Gyorn Gyorn (Bradshaw figures) on canvas, using ochre materials. With the heritage and generosity of Mowanjum artists, the world has the opportunity to learn more of the oldest and most powerful images in Aboriginal art.

Further information is available on exhibiting artists on the following links

Jack Dale Mengenen
Mabel King Exhibition
Mowanjum Paintings and Prints Exhibition 2015

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Brolga Dance by Kirsty Burgu

Kirsty Burgu  |  Brolga Dance

Jap 007477  |  ochre on canvas  |  140 x 70 cm

Two Wandjinas by Mildred Mungulu

Mildred Mungulu  |  Two Wandjinas

Jap 006499  |  ochre on canvas  |  61 x 44 cm

Ungud by Kirsty Burgu

Kirsty Burgu  |  Ungud

Jap 012305  |  ochre and acrylic on canvas  |  45 x 45 cm

Cyclone Wandjina by Donny Woolagoodja

Donny Woolagoodja  |  Cyclone Wandjina

Jap 007467  |  ochre on canvas  |  70 x 59 cm

Wandjina – Hunting by Donny Woolagoodja

Donny Woolagoodja  |  Wandjina – Hunting

Jap 007470  |  ochre on canvas  |  51 x 44 cm

Wandjinas & Crocodile by Mildred Mungulu

Mildred Mungulu  |  Wandjinas & Crocodile

Jap 007473  |  ochre on canvas  |  146 x 124 cm

Wandjina, Ungud Snake & Dumbi by Mildred Mungulu

Mildred Mungulu  |  Wandjina, Ungud Snake & Dumbi

Jap 007472  |  ochre on canvas  |  56 x 48 cm

Namarali & 4 Sisters by Donny Woolagoodja

Donny Woolagoodja  |  Namarali & 4 Sisters

Jap 007468  |  ochre on canvas  |  61 x 55 cm

Wandjina by Mildred Mungulu

Mildred Mungulu  |  Wandjina

Jap 007517  |  ochre on canvas  |  52 x 45 cm

Wandjina & Unguds by Alison Burgu

Alison Burgu  |  Wandjina & Unguds

Jap 007474  |  ochre on canvas  |  139 x 70 cm

Dumbi Owl by Donny Woolagoodja

Donny Woolagoodja  |  Dumbi Owl

Jap 007469  |  ochre on canvas  |  54 x 44 cm

Battle of Dumbai by Gordon Barunga

Gordon Barunga  |  Battle of Dumbai

Jap 007476  |  ochre on canvas  |  134 x 86 cm

Wandjina & Unguds by Gordon Barunga

Gordon Barunga  |  Wandjina & Unguds

Jap 007475  |  ochre on canvas  |  119 x 90 cm

Wandjina by Gabriella Barunga

Gabriella Barunga  |  Wandjina

Jap 007519  |  ochre on canvas  |  57 x 49 cm

Wandjina Dreamings by Donny Woolagoodja

Donny Woolagoodja  |  Wandjina Dreamings

Jap 007471  |  ochre on canvas  |  52 x 46 cm

Wandjinas by Kirsty Burgu

Kirsty Burgu  |  Wandjinas

Jap 007521  |  Etching  |  49 x 38 cm

Wandjinas by Leah Umbagai

Leah Umbagai  |  Wandjinas

Jap 007515  |  Etching  |  30 x 24 cm

Namarali by Mildred Mungulu

Mildred Mungulu  |  Namarali

Jap 007523  |  Etching  |  53 x 39 cm

Waanungga – Bush Honey by Gudu Mungulu

Gudu Mungulu  |  Waanungga – Bush Honey

Jap 007506  |  Etching  |  49 x 42 cm

Marni Ngarrdi by Marylou Divilli

Marylou Divilli   |  Marni Ngarrdi

Jap 012293  |  limited edition linoprint  |  29 x 20 cm

Gyorn Gyorn by Leah Umbagai

Leah Umbagai  |  Gyorn Gyorn

Jap 007505  |  Etching  |  31 x 24 cm

Namarali by Warren Barunga

Warren Barunga  |  Namarali

Jap 007522  |  Etching  |  53 x 39 cm

Wandjina and Gyorn Gyorn by Mildred Mungulu

Mildred Mungulu  |  Wandjina and Gyorn Gyorn

Jap 007212  |  Etching  |  38 x 28 cm

Wandjina by Gabriella Barunga

Gabriella Barunga  |  Wandjina

Jap 007518  |  ochre on canvas  |  63 x 41 cm

Wandjina, Dumbi & Unguds by Theresa Numendumah

Theresa Numendumah  |  Wandjina, Dumbi & Unguds

Jap 007516  |  ochre on canvas  |  50 x 40 cm

Namarrali, Jolonoy & Unggud by Donny Woolagoodja

Donny Woolagoodja  |  Namarrali, Jolonoy & Unggud

Jap 013592  |  acrylic on canvas  |  60 x 50 cm

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