Warmun Paintings

Warmun 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.

Warmun Aboriginal Art

Warmun community at Turkey Creek in the East Kimberley in the far north west of Western Australia, is situated on the site of the old telegraph station and was once a stopover for camel trains moving through the North West carrying provisions to stations and communities. Many Aboriginal people moved to Turkey Creek as the settlement is located on the edge of a number of cattle stations where many of the men and women had worked for most of their lives.

It was at Warmun in 1975 that Rover Thomas and Paddy Jaminji began the artistic collaboration that was to become the model for contemporary Aboriginal art in the east Kimberley. A ceremony was revealed to Rover Thomas through a series of dreams or visions of a spirit’s journey after death. This Dreaming forms the basis of the Kuril Kuril ceremony. The paintings illustrating the Kuril Kuril journey gave form to the modern Indigelnous art style at Turkey Creek – the style is simple and uncluttered, painted with natural ochre, with shapes being defined by rows of white dots.

Warmun is Gija (Kitja) country, and Gija Aboriginal artists have followed the example of Rover Thomas and Paddy Jaminji in depicting topographical maps in broad ochre areas mixed with various forms of fixative, including locally gathered gum from eucalyptus trees called bloodwoods. The work of the Warmun artists draws on the Ngarrangkarni or Creation period, a concept referred to in many areas of Australia as the Dreaming. Aboriginal art from the Warmun region glows in the natural ochre hues, and serves to confirm the vibrancy of this ancient and evolving culture.

Further information is available on exhibiting artists on the following links

Rover Thomas Paintings
Freddie Timms Paintings
Jack Britten
Jock Mosquito Paintings
Queenie McKenzie Paintings
Marcia Purdie Paintings
Kimberley Ochre Artists – Exhibition

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Lijapany – near Red Butte by Queenie McKenzie

Queenie McKenzie  |  Lijapany – near Red Butte

Jap 011072  |  ochre pigments on canvas  |  204 x 136 cm

Tjula Tjarakwan by Mabel Juli

Mabel Juli  |  Tjula Tjarakwan

Jap 011931  |  ochre on linen  |  90 x 60 cm

Mistake Creek by Nancy Nodea

Nancy Nodea  |  Mistake Creek

Jap 012213  |  ochre on canvas  |  100 x 80 cm

Cross Roads, Argyle Hill by Rover Thomas

Rover Thomas  |  Cross Roads, Argyle Hill

Jap 010522  |  ochre on linen  |  196 x 113 cm

Narranguny Hills by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Narranguny Hills

Jap 012540  |  ochre on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

Elbow Hole – Spring Creek by Freddie Timms

Freddie Timms  |  Elbow Hole – Spring Creek

Jap 012538  |  ochre on linen  |  140 x 90 cm

Winnaba Springs by Queenie McKenzie

Queenie McKenzie  |  Winnaba Springs

Jap 006138  |  ochre on canvas  |  70 x 50 cm

Jileeling – Pawpaw Springs by Madigan Thomas

Madigan Thomas  |  Jileeling – Pawpaw Springs

Jap 000674  |  ochre on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

Purnululu by Melissa Martin

Melissa Martin  |  Purnululu

Jap 000747  |  ochre on canvas  |  100 x 76 cm

Garang – Turner,Ord & Fox Rivers by Chris Churchill

Chris Churchill  |  Garang – Turner,Ord & Fox Rivers

Jap 011932  |  ochre on linen  |  100 x 100 cm

Wardang Hill by Mabel Juli

Mabel Juli  |  Wardang Hill

Jap 011930  |  ochre on canvas  |  100 x 100 cm

Joomaling – Bottle Tree by Queenie McKenzie

Queenie McKenzie  |  Joomaling – Bottle Tree

Jap 006142  |  ochre on Arches paper  |  55 x 38 cm

Texas Rockhole by Charlene Carrington

Charlene Carrington  |  Texas Rockhole

Jap 011929  |  ochre on linen  |  160 x 70 cm x 2panels

Body Paint by Phyllis Thomas

Phyllis Thomas  |  Body Paint

Jap 003649  |  ochre on canvas  |  120 x 90 cm

Texas Junction by Queenie McKenzie

Queenie McKenzie  |  Texas Junction

Jap 006160  |  limited edition Silkscreen  |  71 x 61 cm

Inverway by Ned Johns

Ned Johns  |  Inverway

Jap 000816  |  ochre on linen  |  118 x 88 cm

Spearhead Dreaming – Jimbirla by Marcia Purdie

Marcia Purdie  |  Spearhead Dreaming – Jimbirla

Jap 011299  |  ochre on canvas  |  61 x 46 cm

Maran Maranji Rockhole by Hector Jandanay

Hector Jandanay  |  Maran Maranji Rockhole

Jap 012536  |  ochre on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

Daam Naginba – My Country by Hector Jandanay

Hector Jandanay  |  Daam Naginba – My Country

Jap 012537  |  ochre on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

Road To Inverway by Jock Mosquito

Jock Mosquito  |  Road To Inverway

Jap 000316  |  ochre on canvas  |  150 x 120

Birrno – Alice Downs Station by Gordon Barney

Gordon Barney  |  Birrno – Alice Downs Station

Jap 000233  |  ochre on canvas  |  140 x 100 cm

Dog Boss Rock by Goody Barrett

Goody Barrett  |  Dog Boss Rock

Jap 012539  |  ochre on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

Jimirowen – Kimberley Star, Gold Country by Shirley Bray

Shirley Bray  |  Jimirowen – Kimberley Star, Gold Country

Jap 000940  |  ochre on canvas  |  120 x 90 cm

Purnululu – Top Way by Nora Nagarra

Nora Nagarra  |  Purnululu – Top Way

Jap 003955  |  ochre an canvas  |  100 x 100 cm

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