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Yuendumu Paintings

Yuendumu 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.

Yuendumu Aboriginal Art

Yuendumu community lies about 280 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs along the Tanami Track, and has approximately 1000 mainly Warlpiri speaking residents. Aboriginal art from Yuendumu is well known for its bright colours and complex, interwoven patterns.

The Yuendumu painting movement began in the early 1980s, when art materials were distributed following the emergence of the Desert art movement at Papunya. The early success of the women painters encouraged several senior male elders to paint their ceremonial designs, previously made only on bodies or in sand paintings. Their first works were on the doors of the Yuendumu School.

Their motivation was strong and clear-sighted. They could see their children were being taught whitefella ways and wanted to make sure the kids had something to constantly remind them of their cultural heritage, so they painted the Dreaming stories, the Jukurrpa, on the doors of the school. This was the beginning of the Aboriginal art movement at Yuendumu.

By 1985 the Warlukurlangu Artists Association was formed to market the works of hundreds of Aboriginal artists painting in the community. Since then the Association has grown, and the community is now recognised as one of the most active and important centres in Desert art. Yuendumu artists have taken part in more than one thousand exhibitions in galleries in Australia and overseas. Warlukurlangku represents over 160 Warlpiri and Anmatjerre artists. These Aboriginal artists are renowned for their diversity and use of colour, while maintaining the cultural integrity of their work.

Further information is available on exhibiting artists on the following links

Judy Watson Napangardi Paintings
Margaret Lewis Napangardi Paintings
Alma Nungurrayi Granites Paintings
Margaret Lewis Napangardi Exhibition 
Warlpiri Star Gazers Exhibition
Nyirripi & Yuendumu Artists – Exhibition

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Warlu Jukurrpa – Fire Dreaming by Otto Jungarrayi Sims

Otto Jungarrayi Sims  |  Warlu Jukurrpa – Fire Dreaming

Jap 007234  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

Vaughan Springs Dreaming by Faye Nangala Hudson

Faye Nangala Hudson  |  Vaughan Springs Dreaming

Jap 013369  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 122 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Judy Watson Napangardi

Judy Watson Napangardi   |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 004081  |  acrylic on linen  |  149 x 139 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Alma Nungarrayi Granites  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 013657  |  acrylic on linen   |  152 x 152 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Judy Watson Napangardi

Judy Watson Napangardi   |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 006071  |  acrylic on linen  |  149 x 136 cm

Lappi Lappi Jukurrpa by Magda Nakamarra Curtis

Magda Nakamarra Curtis  |  Lappi Lappi Jukurrpa

Jap 013439  |  acrylic on linen  |  61 x 46 cm

Emu Dreaming – Ngarlikurlangu by Ormay Nangala Gallagher

Ormay Nangala Gallagher  |  Emu Dreaming – Ngarlikurlangu

Jap 005941  |  acrylic on linen  |  107 x 91 cm

Bush Tomato Dreaming by Debbie Napaljarri Brown

Debbie Napaljarri Brown  |  Bush Tomato Dreaming

Jap 013467  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 91 cm

Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming by Valerie Napurrurla Morris

Valerie Napurrurla Morris  |  Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming

Jap 010895  |  acrylic on linen  |  107 x 61 cm

Brush-tail Possum Dreaming by Steven Jupurrurla Nelson

Steven Jupurrurla Nelson  |  Brush-tail Possum Dreaming

Jap 012009  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 46 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Gayle Napangardi Gibson

Gayle Napangardi Gibson  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 013440  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 76 cm

Water Dreaming by Felicity Nampijinpa Robertson

Felicity Nampijinpa Robertson  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 013367  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 122 cm

Yanjirlpirri Jukurrpa – Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Alma Nungarrayi Granites  |  Yanjirlpirri Jukurrpa – Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 013264  |  acrylic on linen  |  107 x 91 cm

Water Dreaming by Sabrina Nangala Robertson

Sabrina Nangala Robertson  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 013358  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 107 cm

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