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.

 

Jimbowlbine Hill by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Jimbowlbine Hill

Jap 019540  |  ochre on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Jalbooroo Hills by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Jalbooroo Hills

Jap 020695  |  ochre on board  |  100 x 60 cm

Killiwuninj by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Killiwuninj

Jap 020696  |  ochre on board  |  100 x 60 cm

Bloodwood Country by Queenie McKenzie

Queenie McKenzie  |  Bloodwood Country

Jap 020698  |  ochre on board  |  80 x 60 cm

Gwali-wali Country – Ord River by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Gwali-wali Country – Ord River

Jap 019369  |  ochre on canvas  |  80 x 60 cm

Myanji by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Myanji

Jap 019539  |  ochre on canvas  |  100 x 90 cm

Kunawarritji by Rover Thomas

Rover Thomas  |  Kunawarritji

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

Kalanganaring – Ord River Country by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Kalanganaring – Ord River Country

Jap 020692  |  ochre on board  |  80 x 70 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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Kulkunji – Chicken Hawk Dreaming by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Kulkunji – Chicken Hawk Dreaming

Jap 020694  |  ochre on board  |  75 x 38 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

Loomoogoo – Blue Tongue Dreaming by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Loomoogoo – Blue Tongue Dreaming

Jap 019367  |  ochre on canvas  |  120 x 90 cm

Wawalji by Hector Jandanay

Hector Jandanay  |  Wawalji

Jap 020693  |  ochre on board  |  80 x 60 cm

Bedford Station by Rover Thomas

Rover Thomas  |  Bedford Station

Jap 018050  |  ochre pigments on board  |  180 x 92 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

Milliwiny Springs – Alice Downs by Jack Britten

Jack Britten  |  Milliwiny Springs – Alice Downs

Jap 018270  |  ochre on canvas  |  110 x 60 cm

Gnarrwalabine – Shining Rock by Shirlie Purdie

Shirlie Purdie  |  Gnarrwalabine – Shining Rock

Jap 018519  |  ochre on canvas  |  80 x 60 cm

Bream Gorge – Bungle Bungles by Nancy Nodea

Nancy Nodea  |  Bream Gorge – Bungle Bungles

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

Bedford Station by Rover Thomas

Rover Thomas  |  Bedford Station

Jap 017276  |  ochre pigments on board  |  120 x 90 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

All Around the Duncan by Jock Mosquito

Jock Mosquito  |  All Around the Duncan

Jap 005662  |  ochre on canvas  |  150 x 120 cm

Old Texas Way by Churchill Cann

Churchill Cann  |  Old Texas Way

Jap 018516  |  ochre on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

Lightning over Dabaruny Springs by Freddie Timms

Freddie Timms  |  Lightning over Dabaruny Springs

Jap 019538  |  ochre on linen  |  160 x 120 cm

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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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

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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Spearhead Dreaming – Jimbirla by Marcia Purdie

Marcia Purdie  |  Spearhead Dreaming – Jimbirla

Jap 011299  |  ochre on canvas  |  61 x 46 cm

Violet Valley by Shirley Purdie

Shirley Purdie  |  Violet Valley

Jap 018433  |  ochre on canvas  |  140 x 100 cm

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Inverway by Ned Johns

Ned Johns  |  Inverway

Jap 000816  |  ochre on linen  |  118 x 88 cm

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

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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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

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