Mt Allan 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.

 

Seven Sisters by Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi  |  Seven Sisters

Jap 019988  |  acrylic on canvas  |  203 x 116 cm

Grandmothers Country by Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi  |  Grandmothers Country

Jap 019986  |  acrylic on canvas  |  195 x 115 cm

Grandmothers Country by Michelle Possum Nungurrayi

Michelle Possum Nungurrayi  |  Grandmothers Country

Jap 019167  |  acrylic on canvas  |  202 x 118 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 018015  |  acrylic on canvas  |  184 x 175 cm

Grandmothers Country by Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi  |  Grandmothers Country

Jap 019504  |  acrylic on canvas  |  201 x 107 cm

Tali Sand Dunes by Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa

Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa  |  Tali Sand Dunes

Jap 018841  |  acrylic on canvas  |  71 x 56 cm

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Grandmothers Country by Michelle Possum Nungurrayi

Michelle Possum Nungurrayi  |  Grandmothers Country

Jap 019989  |  acrylic on canvas  |  202 x 88 cm

Tali – Sandhill Country by Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa

Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa  |  Tali – Sandhill Country

Jap 008595  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 46 cm

Grandmothers Country by Michelle Possum Nungurrayi

Michelle Possum Nungurrayi  |  Grandmothers Country

Jap 018828  |  acrylic on canvas  |  196 x 103 cm

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Tali – Sand Dunes by Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa

Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa  |  Tali – Sand Dunes

Jap 017816  |  acrylic on canvas  |  71 x 56 cm

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Grandmothers Country by Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi  |  Grandmothers Country

Jap 019506  |  acrylic on canvas  |  114 x 92 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 016549  |  acrylic on canvas  |  142 x 99 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 013768  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 97 cm

Tali Sand Dunes by Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa

Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa  |  Tali Sand Dunes

Jap 019062  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 76 cm

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Seven Sisters Dreaming by Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 016659  |  acrylic on canvas  |  204 x 114 cm

Snake Dreaming by Long Jack Phillipus

Long Jack Phillipus  |  Snake Dreaming

Jap 000663  |  acrylic on canvas  |  116 x 60 cm

Tali – Sand Dunes by Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa

Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa  |  Tali – Sand Dunes

Jap 018741  |  acrylic on canvas  |  91 x 56 cm

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Mt Allan is the home of Yuelamu Aboriginal artists and is situated on the edge of the Tanami Desert, 270 km north west of Alice Springs, in Central Australia. Cattle stations were established in the area at nearby Napperby and Coniston in the early 1900s, and these stations attracted many Mt Allan families who wanted access to rations and to join the station workforce.

After World War II, a new government settlement was developed just to the north at Yuendumu, and a pastoral lease was set up at Mt Allan in 1946. The new station owner went to Yuendumu to seek workers to help build up the cattle operation, and many of the original Mt Allan families returned. The cattle station ran for the next thirty years, till in 1976 it was purchased on behalf of the Mt Allan Aboriginal community.

After Mt Allan was restored to Aboriginal ownership, the people built a community store which later began to supply art materials. From the mid 1980s, Aboriginal art began to be produced at Mt Allan, with the painting of  traditional stories, and this marked the beginning of a wave of the Desert Art movement being created in the region at Yuendumu, Napperby and Mt Allan.

Further information is available on exhibiting artists on the following links

Maureen Hudson

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Michelle Possum Nungurrayi