Warmun 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.

 

Gyinnyan – The Crane by Shirley Purdie

Shirley Purdie   |  Gyinnyan – The Crane

Jap 017347  |  natural ochre & pigments on canvas  |  70 x 70 cm

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Milliwiny Springs – Alice Downs by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Milliwiny Springs – Alice Downs

Jap 018270  |  ochre on canvas  |  110 x 60 cm

Wandjina – Rain Spirit by Lily Karadada

Lily Karadada  |  Wandjina – Rain Spirit

Jap 019537  |  ochre on linen  |  122 x 92 cm

Kunawarritji by Rover Thomas

Rover Thomas  |  Kunawarritji

Jap 006145  |  ochre on Arches paper  |  65 x 51 cm

Boomoondoo River by Beerbee Mungnari

Beerbee Mungnari  |  Boomoondoo River

Jap 019366  |  ochre on canvas  |  120 x 90 cm

Myanji by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Myanji

Jap 019539  |  ochre on canvas  |  100 x 90 cm

Bower Bird Dreaming by Queenie McKenzie

Queenie McKenzie  |  Bower Bird Dreaming

Jap 015868  |  ochre on canvas  |  76 x 51 cm

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Gwali-wali Country – Ord River by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Gwali-wali Country – Ord River

Jap 019369  |  ochre on canvas  |  80 x 60 cm

Gyinnyan by Shirley Purdie

Shirley Purdie   |  Gyinnyan

Jap 017348  |  natural ochre & pigments on canvas  |  90 x 90 cm

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Texas Rockhole by Charlene Carrington

Charlene Carrington  |  Texas Rockhole

Jap 011929  |  ochre on linen  |  160 x 140 cm ditych

Jimbowlbine Hill by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Jimbowlbine Hill

Jap 019540  |  ochre on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Four Mile Plain – Bow River by Freddie Timms

Freddie Timms  |  Four Mile Plain – Bow River

Jap 018274  |  ochre on canvas  |  50 x 50 cm

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Gnarrwalabine – Shining Rock by Shirlie Purdie

Shirlie Purdie  |  Gnarrwalabine – Shining Rock

Jap 018519  |  ochre on canvas  |  80 x 60 cm

Dry Creek Plains- diptych by Freddie Timms

Freddie Timms  |  Dry Creek Plains- diptych

Jap 013416  |  ochre on linen  |  121 x 122 cm

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Bedford Station by Rover Thomas

Rover Thomas  |  Bedford Station

Jap 018050  |  ochre pigments on board  |  180 x 92 cm

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All Around the Duncan by Jock Mosquito

Jock Mosquito  |  All Around the Duncan

Jap 005662  |  ochre on canvas  |  150 x 120 cm

Texas Junction by Queenie McKenzie

Queenie McKenzie  |  Texas Junction

Jap 006160  |  limited edition Silkscreen  |  71 x 61 cm

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Gawinji Rockhole – Texas Downs by Charlene Carrington

Charlene Carrington  |  Gawinji Rockhole – Texas Downs

Jap 018272  |  ochre on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Munjalnariny – Yalatji Country by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Munjalnariny – Yalatji Country

Jap 013704  |  ochre pigments on paper  |  75 x 57 cm

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Lightning over Dabaruny Springs by Freddie Timms

Freddie Timms  |  Lightning over Dabaruny Springs

Jap 019538  |  ochre on linen  |  160 x 120 cm

Garnkiny by Mabel Juli Wiringgoon

Mabel Juli Wiringgoon  |  Garnkiny

Jap 017337  |  natural ochre & pigments on canvas  |  120 x 90 cm

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Wati Kutjara by Rover Thomas

Rover Thomas  |  Wati Kutjara

Jap 018219  |  ochre pigments and resin binder on board  |  91 x 61 cm

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Lalanggarrany and Darndal by Mabel Juli Wiringgoon

Mabel Juli Wiringgoon  |  Lalanggarrany and Darndal

Jap 017339  |  natural ochre & pigments on canvas  |  140 x 100 cm

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Bream Gorge – Bungle Bungles by Nancy Nodea

Nancy Nodea  |  Bream Gorge – Bungle Bungles

Jap 013707  |  ochre & acrylic on paper, framed  |  76 x 56 cm

Nagarra by Geraldine Bedford

Geraldine Bedford  |  Nagarra

Jap 017334  |  natural ochre & pigments on canvas  |  120 x 120 cm

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Jumulunj Doo Merrngak – Boab Tree and Lightning by Peggy Patrick

Peggy Patrick   |  Jumulunj Doo Merrngak – Boab Tree and Lightning

Jap 017330  |  natural ochre & pigments on canvas  |  180 x 120 cm

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Bedford Station by Rover Thomas

Rover Thomas  |  Bedford Station

Jap 017276  |  ochre pigments on board  |  120 x 90 cm

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Mule Creek Waterhole – Bow River by Freddie Timms

Freddie Timms  |  Mule Creek Waterhole – Bow River

Jap 018276  |  ochre on linen  |  150 x 270 cm triptych

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Rocky River Country – Darrajayin by Rusty Peters

Rusty Peters  |  Rocky River Country – Darrajayin

Jap 017325  |  natural ochre & pigments on canvas  |  120 x 90 cm

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Burrup Nyitka – Sunrise over Bungle Bungles by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Burrup Nyitka – Sunrise over Bungle Bungles

Jap 018269  |  ochre on canvas  |  120 x 90 cm

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First Creek by Beryline Mung

Beryline Mung  |  First Creek

Jap 017327  |  natural ochre & pigments on canvas  |  60 x 45 cm

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Dalyuyn Country by Queenie McKenzie

Queenie McKenzie  |  Dalyuyn Country

Jap 013598  |  ochre on canvas  |  91 x 60.5 cm

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Munjalawari by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Munjalawari

Jap 013702  |  ochre & acrylic on paper, framed  |  76 x 56 cm

Loomoogoo – Blue Tongue Dreaming by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Loomoogoo – Blue Tongue Dreaming

Jap 019367  |  ochre on canvas  |  120 x 90 cm

Jack’s Yard by Kathy Ramsay

Kathy Ramsay  |  Jack’s Yard

Jap 017323  |  natural ochre & pigments on canvas  |  60 x 60 cm

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Spring Creek Bridge by Henry Wambini

Henry Wambini  |  Spring Creek Bridge

Jap 019370  |  ochre on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Dick’s Yard by Kathy Ramsay

Kathy Ramsay  |  Dick’s Yard

Jap 017322  |  natural ochre & pigments on canvas  |  70 x 80 cm

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Boolanji – Fish Hole by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Boolanji – Fish Hole

Jap 006148  |  ochre on Arches paper  |  105 x 65 cm

Ord Junction by Henry Wambini

Henry Wambini  |  Ord Junction

Jap 015822  |  ochre on linen  |  95 x 95 cm

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Yarrungu by Mabel Juli Wiringgoon

Mabel Juli Wiringgoon  |  Yarrungu

Jap 017340  |  natural ochre & pigments on canvas  |  80 x 80 cm

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Spearhead Dreaming – Jimbirla by Marcia Purdie

Marcia Purdie  |  Spearhead Dreaming – Jimbirla

Jap 011299  |  ochre on canvas  |  61 x 46 cm

Booljoonngali by Phyllis Thomas

Phyllis Thomas  |  Booljoonngali

Jap 017333  |  natural ochre & pigments on canvas  |  60 x 60 cm

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Warabuny Gorge by Freddie Timms

Freddie Timms  |  Warabuny Gorge

Jap 018275  |  ochre on canvas  |  100 x 100 cm

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Violet Valley by Shirley Purdie

Shirley Purdie  |  Violet Valley

Jap 018433  |  ochre on canvas  |  140 x 100 cm

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Nyaardiny – Terminalia Platyphylla Tree by Shirley Purdie

Shirley Purdie   |  Nyaardiny – Terminalia Platyphylla Tree

Jap 017346  |  natural ochre & pigments on canvas  |  45 x 45 cm

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Hann Springs Country – Doweloo by Henry Wambini

Henry Wambini  |  Hann Springs Country – Doweloo

Jap 018271  |  ochre on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

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Old Texas Way by Churchill Cann

Churchill Cann  |  Old Texas Way

Jap 018516  |  ochre on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

Brumby Yard – Bow River by Freddie Timms

Freddie Timms  |  Brumby Yard – Bow River

Jap 018518  |  ochre on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

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Bunagany and Kinyany by Shirley Purdie

Shirley Purdie  |  Bunagany and Kinyany

Jap 013418  |  ochre on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

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Inverway by Ned Johns

Ned Johns  |  Inverway

Jap 000816  |  ochre on linen  |  118 x 88 cm

Goodi-Goodi by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Goodi-Goodi

Jap 018267  |  ochre on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

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Kinyany – Herons by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Kinyany – Herons

Jap 015820  |  ochre on canvas  |  100 x 60 cm

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Narranguny Hills by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Narranguny Hills

Jap 012540  |  ochre on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

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Untitled by Hector Jandanay

Hector Jandanay  |  Untitled

Jap 010496  |  ochre on linen  |  135 x 122 cm

Pipe Creek, Lissadell by Freddie Timms

Freddie Timms  |  Pipe Creek, Lissadell

Jap 018520  |  ochre & acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

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Mulugurr Hills – Kildurk Station by Beerbee Mungnari

Beerbee Mungnari  |  Mulugurr Hills – Kildurk Station

Jap 018268  |  ochre on linen  |  180 x 90 cm

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Yaranga – Chinamans Garden by Christopher Churchill

Christopher Churchill  |  Yaranga – Chinamans Garden

Jap 018277  |  ochre on linen  |  100 x 100 cm

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Bulanji – McKenzie Springs by Shirley Purdie

Shirley Purdie  |  Bulanji – McKenzie Springs

Jap 018273  |  ochre on linen  |  120 x 80 cm

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Mt Lapz – Leopold Ranges by Marcia Purdie

Marcia Purdie  |  Mt Lapz – Leopold Ranges

Jap 013597  |  ochre on linen  |  121 x 90 cm

Texas Rockhole by Charlene Carrington

Charlene Carrington  |  Texas Rockhole

Jap 011929  |  ochre on linen  |  160 x 70 cm

Mistake Creek by Nancy Nodea

Nancy Nodea  |  Mistake Creek

Jap 012213  |  ochre on canvas  |  100 x 80 cm

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