South West WA 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.

 

Balidu #1 by Rohin Kickett

Rohin Kickett  |  Balidu #1

Jap 019836  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 120 cm

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Glory of the Morning Sun by Shane Pickett

Shane Pickett  |  Glory of the Morning Sun

Jap 018293  |  acrylic on canvas  |  151 x 76 cm

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Yenyenning Lakes #1 by Rohin Kickett

Rohin Kickett  |  Yenyenning Lakes #1

Jap 019846  |  acrylic on canvas  |  140 x 90 cm

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Yenyenning Lakes #2 by Rohin Kickett

Rohin Kickett  |  Yenyenning Lakes #2

Jap 019847  |  acrylic on canvas  |  100 x 80 cm

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Wagin by Rohin Kickett

Rohin Kickett  |  Wagin

Jap 019849  |  acrylic on canvas  |  100 x 60 cm

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Beautiful Dead Highway by Rohin Kickett

Rohin Kickett  |  Beautiful Dead Highway

Jap 021284  |  acrylic and oil on canvas  |  150 x 100 cm

Shell Middens by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Shell Middens

Jap 021302  |  acrylic on linen  |  164 x 81 cm

Rock Formations by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Rock Formations

Jap 020261  |  acrylic on canvas  |  153 x 97 cm

Dancing Winds by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Dancing Winds

Jap 019606  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 80 cm

Rock Formations by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Rock Formations

Jap 021122  |  mixed media acrylic on canvas  |  183 x 76 cm

Dancing Winds by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Dancing Winds

Jap 019518  |  acrylic on canvas  |  193 x 85 cm

Leaves- Smoking Ceremony by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Leaves- Smoking Ceremony

Jap 020259  |  acrylic on canvas  |  149 x 97 cm

Rock Formations by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Rock Formations

Jap 020613  |  acrylic on canvas  |  108 x 65 cm

Gnamma Holes – Fish Traps by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Gnamma Holes – Fish Traps

Jap 021124  |  mixed media acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 61 cm

Balidu #2 by Rohin Kickett

Rohin Kickett  |  Balidu #2

Jap 019837  |  acrylic on canvas  |  160 x 100 cm

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Spear Trees by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Spear Trees

Jap 019521  |  acrylic on canvas  |  192 x 91 cm

Rock Formations by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Rock Formations

Jap 021301  |  acrylic on linen  |  93 x 87 cm

Day’s End – Katanning by Joey Williams Pongillj

Joey Williams Pongillj  |  Day’s End – Katanning

Jap 020690  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

Gnamma Holes by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Gnamma Holes

Jap 018415  |  acrylic on canvas  |  189 x 89 cm

Gnamma Holes by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Gnamma Holes

Jap 021300  |  acrylic on canvas  |  156 x 77 cm

Spear Trees by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Spear Trees

Jap 019397  |  acrylic on canvas  |  197 x 53 cm

Six Seasons by Yondee Shane Hansen & Brigitte Slater

Yondee Shane Hansen & Brigitte Slater  |  Six Seasons

Jap 019381  |  acrylic on canvas  |  188 x 97 cm

Balidu #5 by Rohin Kickett

Rohin Kickett  |  Balidu #5

Jap 019840  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 80 cm

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Dancing Winds by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Dancing Winds

Jap 019608  |  acrylic on canvas  |  190 x 90 cm

Fire and Water by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Fire and Water

Jap 021833  |  acrylic on canvas  |  147 x 95 cm

Gnamma Holes by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Gnamma Holes

Jap 021125  |  mixed media acrylic on canvas  |  92 x 61 cm

Derbarl Yerrigan by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Derbarl Yerrigan

Jap 021898  |  acrylic on canvas  |  149 x 98 cm

Balidu #3 by Rohin Kickett

Rohin Kickett  |  Balidu #3

Jap 019838  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 70 cm

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Balidu #4 by Rohin Kickett

Rohin Kickett  |  Balidu #4

Jap 019839  |  acrylic on canvas  |  100 x 60 cm

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Gnamma Holes by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Gnamma Holes

Jap 020610  |  acrylic on canvas  |  157 x 81 cm

Lake Grace #2 by Rohin Kickett

Rohin Kickett  |  Lake Grace #2

Jap 019842  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 80 cm

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Spear Trees by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Spear Trees

Jap 019523  |  acrylic on canvas  |  193 x 85 cm

Lake Grace #5 by Rohin Kickett

Rohin Kickett  |  Lake Grace #5

Jap 019845  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 80 cm

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Smoking Ceremony by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Smoking Ceremony

Jap 020822  |  mixed media acrylic on canvas  |  139 x 87 cm

Gnamma Holes by Yondee Shane Hansen

Yondee Shane Hansen  |  Gnamma Holes

Jap 020636  |  acrylic on canvas  |  116 x 63 cm

Bolgart by Rohin Kickett

Rohin Kickett  |  Bolgart

Jap 019848  |  acrylic on canvas  |  140 x 90 cm

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The south-west region of Western Australia is home to the Noongar people. Spread across a large area, fourteen different tribal groups have occupied lands between Esperance and Geraldton, taking in towns and cities, coastal areas and drier inland regions.

Noongar groups have been strongly influenced in their art by the style developed by Indigenous artists linked to the Carrolup Mission. The Carrolup School saw Aboriginal children in the 1940s interpreting a western style of landscape painting that integrated their own cultural experiences and feelings about Country. These rural landscapes were imbued with a sense of Aboriginal presence, even while the images themselves were of trees, hills, animals and birds.

The Carrolup artists work was exhibited widely during the 1950s and exhibitions were held across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA. From this era Noongar artists have developed and expanded the styles and subjects of their art. Bella Kelly, born in Mt Barker in 1915, may well have been the matriarch of the Carrolup style, beginning her own painting in the 1940s at about age thirty. Other artists from the Carrolup time include Revel Cooper and Reynold Hart, who were joined by the next wave of artists from the 1980s included Lance Chadd, Shane Pickett, and Laurel Nannup, among many others. Landscape painting become infused with images of Creation stories, totemic images, personal stories of struggle and dispossession, and commentary on colonial history and modern political issues. These artists were followed another group including Julie Dowling, Chris Pease, Ben Pushman, Sandra Hill, Athol Farmer, Shane Hansen and others who carry on the tradition.

As Noongar country comprises such a widespread territory, various art groups have formed in towns and cities across the region. Towns with active arts involvement include Albany, Katanning, Narrogin, Bunbury, Geraldton and Perth. As in the wider art world Noongar artists have taken on many forms of expression including sculpture and carving, photography and digital art, printmaking, ceramics and installation art.

Artists:

Yondee Shane Hansen – Artist Bio & Artwork