Small is Beautiful

Gallery 2

 

Minyma Jukurrpa by Marlene Young Nungurrayi

Marlene Young Nungurrayi  |  Minyma Jukurrpa

Jap 015212  |  $240  |  acrylic on canvas   |  30 x 30 cm

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Puli – Rocky Country by Nellie Marks Nakamarra

Nellie Marks Nakamarra  |  Puli – Rocky Country

Jap 015408  |  $240  |  acrylic on canvas   |  30 x 30 cm

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View Of Country by Desma Ngwarraye Turner

Desma Ngwarraye Turner  |  View Of Country

Jap 015512  |  $350  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Belinda Golder Kngwarreye

Belinda Golder Kngwarreye  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 015770  |  $260  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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View Of Country by Shazalea Pitjarra Morton

Shazalea Pitjarra Morton  |  View Of Country

Jap 015516  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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Earth Images by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Earth Images

Jap 015888  |  $350  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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My Country by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  My Country

Jap 015690  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Belinda Golder Kngwarreye

Belinda Golder Kngwarreye  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 015763  |  $260  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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Earth Images by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Earth Images

Jap 015887  |  $350  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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Untitled by Batja Marawili Narulwuy

Batja Marawili Narulwuy  |  Untitled

Jap 015699  |  Bark Painting  |  24 x 72 cm

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Bush Flowers and Bush Medicine Plants by Margaret Kemarre Ross

Margaret Kemarre Ross  |  Bush Flowers and Bush Medicine Plants

Jap 014743  |  $350  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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Yanawal by Burrnjanydji 2 Gaykamanju Lisa

Burrnjanydji 2 Gaykamanju Lisa   |  Yanawal

Jap 015700  |  Bark Painting  |  37 x 21 cm

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Yam Leaf by Dulcie Long Pwerle

Dulcie Long Pwerle  |  Yam Leaf

Jap 015366  |  acrylic on canvas   |  30 x 30 cm

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Riny tjanju by Djul djul Gurruwiwi

Djul djul Gurruwiwi   |  Riny tjanju

Jap 015701  |  Bark Painting  |  51 x 17 cm

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Wayin by Yanjalka 2 Menja Mununjgurr

Yanjalka 2 Menja Mununjgurr  |  Wayin

Jap 015703  |  $330  |  Carving  |  height 37 cm

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Murriyil by Naminapu Maymuru White

Naminapu Maymuru White  |  Murriyil

Jap 015706  |  $380  |  Carving  |  44 x 9 cm

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Wayin ga Mokuy by Napurrawuy 2 Wununjmurra Djapana

Napurrawuy 2 Wununjmurra Djapana  |  Wayin ga Mokuy

Jap 015707  |  $380  |  Carving  |  height 59 cm

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Kulama by Pauletta Kerinaiua

Pauletta Kerinaiua   |  Kulama

Jap 015742  |  $330  |  natural ochres on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

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Fire by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Fire

Jap 015890  |  $350  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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Kulama by Pauletta Kerinaiua

Pauletta Kerinaiua   |  Kulama

Jap 015743  |  $350  |  natural ochres on canvas  |  39 x 30 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Belinda Golder Kngwarreye

Belinda Golder Kngwarreye  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 015765  |  $260  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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Jilamara by Rachel Puruntatameri Merican

Rachel Puruntatameri Merican  |  Jilamara

Jap 015745  |  $450  |  natural ochres on canvas  |  45 x 45 cm

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Ngiya Jilamara II by Janice Murray Pungautiji

Janice Murray Pungautiji  |  Ngiya Jilamara II

Jap 015735  |  $490  |  natural ochres on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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Earth Images by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Earth Images

Jap 015891  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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My Country by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  My Country

Jap 015691  |  $350  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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Water by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Water

Jap 015892  |  $350  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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My Country by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  My Country

Jap 015692  |  $350  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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Wayin by Gawaratj 2 Mununjgurr Larry

Gawaratj 2 Mununjgurr Larry  |  Wayin

Jap 015702  |  Carving  |  90 x 8 cm

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Water by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Water

Jap 015893  |  $350  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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Yoku by Muluymuluy Wirrpanda

Muluymuluy Wirrpanda  |  Yoku

Jap 015704  |  Bark Painting  |  42 x 15 cm

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Yam Leaf by Dulcie Long Pwerle

Dulcie Long Pwerle  |  Yam Leaf

Jap 015370  |  acrylic on canvas   |  30 x 60 cm

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Dilminyin by Muluymuluy Wirrpanda

Muluymuluy Wirrpanda  |  Dilminyin

Jap 015705  |  Bark Painting  |  48 x 18 cm

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My Country by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  My Country

Jap 015693  |  $350  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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Emu Feathers by Raymond Walters Japanangka

Raymond Walters Japanangka  |  Emu Feathers

Jap 015895  |  $480  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 30 cm

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Minyma Jukurrpa by Marlene Young Nungurrayi

Marlene Young Nungurrayi  |  Minyma Jukurrpa

Jap 015217  |  $240  |  acrylic on canvas   |  30 x 30 cm

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Wayin ga Mokuy by Warrinybal Yunupinju Jack

Warrinybal Yunupinju Jack  |  Wayin ga Mokuy

Jap 015708  |  $420  |  Carving  |  67 x 12 cm

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Wayin by Wurrpurrday Mununjgurr Frank

Wurrpurrday Mununjgurr Frank  |  Wayin

Jap 015709  |  $390  |  Carving  |  76 x 9 cm

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Wayin by Dhawalpandi Mununjgurr

Dhawalpandi Mununjgurr  |  Wayin

Jap 015710  |  $450  |  Carving  |  65 x 8 cm

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Ngiya Jilamara VIII by Janice Murray Pungautiji

Janice Murray Pungautiji  |  Ngiya Jilamara VIII

Jap 015736  |  $490  |  natural ochres on canvas  |  30 x 30 cm

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Tingari by Walala Tjapaltjarri

Walala Tjapaltjarri  |  Tingari

Jap 015517  |  $260  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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Jilamara by Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Brian Farmer Illortaminni  |  Jilamara

Jap 015740  |  natural ochres on canvas  |  60 x 60 cm

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Tingari by Walala Tjapaltjarri

Walala Tjapaltjarri  |  Tingari

Jap 015519  |  $280  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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Jilamara by Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Brian Farmer Illortaminni  |  Jilamara

Jap 015741  |  $750  |  natural ochres on canvas  |  80 x 30 cm

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Jilamara by Doriana Bush

Doriana Bush   |  Jilamara

Jap 015746  |  natural ochres on canvas  |  40 x 40 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Belinda Golder Kngwarreye

Belinda Golder Kngwarreye  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 015477  |  $390  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 30 cm

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Tapu by Jill Jack

Jill Jack  |  Tapu

Jap 005137  |  $290  |  acrylic on canvas  |  50 x 40 cm

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Emu Feathers by Raymond Walters Japanangka

Raymond Walters Japanangka  |  Emu Feathers

Jap 015897  |  $480  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 30 cm

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Tingari by Walala Tjapaltjarri

Walala Tjapaltjarri  |  Tingari

Jap 015578  |  $260  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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Tingari by Walala Tjapaltjarri

Walala Tjapaltjarri  |  Tingari

Jap 015580  |  $260  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

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My Country by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  My Country

Jap 015696  |  $480  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 30 cm

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My Country by Suzy Watson Nangala

Suzy Watson Nangala  |  My Country

Jap 015722  |  $390  |  acrylic on linen  |  61 x 30 cm

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Small is Beautiful brings together small-scale affordable artworks by Aboriginal artists and communities. Works represented include communities at Ampilatwatja in Central Australia and Buku Larrnggay Mulka at Yirrkala as well as artists of the Central Desert.

Yolngu artists from Yirrkala create totemic bird carvings and small ochre paintings on stringybark. The art centre Buku Larrnggay Mulka was established in 1976 at Yirrkala on the north-east tip of coastal Northern Territory. Buku Larrnggay Mulka is amongst the oldest Aboriginal art centres and has established its name for supporting substantial cultural projects and statements from bark painters and carvers from Yirrkala and another 25 outstations over a 200 km range.

Yolngu artists from this region use traditional designs that reflect each artist’s country and clan group, which signifies land ownership, social identity and Ancestral law from the Wangarr Creation time. Waka Munungurr expresses it this way – That represents who you are and what we are and what clan we come from.”

 Ampilatwatja artists of Central Australia are recognised for colourful landscapes that depict the bush medicine plants and other forms of bush tucker collected on their homelands. These small 30 cm square paintings are lively evocations of the country and the resources it provides to the people.

Significant artists of the Western Desert have also created small scale works that show the essential desert storytelling and map-making practices used by Aboriginal people over a wide area. Contributing artists include Thomas and Walala Tjapaltjarri, Marlene Young Nungurrayi and Joylene Reid Napangardi, while contributions from Utopia artists include Gracie Morton, Jeannie Mills Pwerle and Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray.