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Mt Allan Paintings

Mt Allan 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.

Mt Allan Aboriginal Art

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


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Possum and Water Dreaming by Long Jack Phillipus

Long Jack Phillipus  |  Possum and Water Dreaming

Jap 000660  |  acrylic on canvas  |  117 x 62 cm

Ngapa Jukurrpa – Water Dreaming by Maureen Nampijinpa Hudson

Maureen Nampijinpa Hudson  |  Ngapa Jukurrpa – Water Dreaming

Jap 000732  |  acrylic on linen  |  205 x 106 cm

Tali – Sandhills by Maureen Nampijinpa Hudson

Maureen Nampijinpa Hudson  |  Tali – Sandhills

Jap 008402  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

Snake Dreaming by Long Jack Phillipus

Long Jack Phillipus  |  Snake Dreaming

Jap 000663  |  acrylic on canvas  |  116 x 60 cm

Tali – Sandhill Country by Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa

Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa  |  Tali – Sandhill Country

Jap 008595  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 46 cm

Water Dreaming by Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa

Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 000731  |  acrylic on linen  |  196 x 151 cm

Tali – Sand Dune Country by Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa

Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa  |  Tali – Sand Dune Country

Jap 012450  |  acrylic on canvas  |  182 x 122 cm

Grandmothers Country by Michelle Possum Nungurrayi

Michelle Possum Nungurrayi  |  Grandmothers Country

Jap 013720  |  acrylic on linen  |  265 x 193 cm

Tali – Sand Dune Country by Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa

Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa  |  Tali – Sand Dune Country

Jap 012453  |  acrylic on canvas  |  91 x 60 cm

Grandmothers Country by Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi  |  Grandmothers Country

Jap 013721  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 91 cm

Grandmothers Country by Michelle Possum Nungurrayi

Michelle Possum Nungurrayi  |  Grandmothers Country

Jap 012131  |  acrylic on linen  |  121 x 91 cm

Grandmothers Country by Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi  |  Grandmothers Country

Jap 012124  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

Grandmothers Country by Michelle Possum Nungurrayi

Michelle Possum Nungurrayi  |  Grandmothers Country

Jap 013726  |  acrylic on linen  |  203 x 108 cm

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