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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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Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Alma Nungarrayi Granites  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 007147  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 107 cm

Star Dreaming by Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Alma Nungarrayi Granites  |  Star Dreaming

Jap 006689  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 107 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming (Diptych) by Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Alma Nungarrayi Granites  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming (Diptych)

Jap 007150  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Alma Nungarrayi Granites  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 007137  |  acrylic on linen  |  107 x 91 cm

Star Dreaming by Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Alma Nungarrayi Granites  |  Star Dreaming

Jap 006688  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 122 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Alma Nungarrayi Granites  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 007140  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 91 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Alma Nungarrayi Granites  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 007144  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 122 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Alma Nungarrayi Granites  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 007396  |  acrylic on linen  |  61 x 46 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Alma Nungarrayi Granites  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 007395  |  acrylic on linen  |  61 x 46 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa – Ngalyipi by Margaret Napangardi Brown

Margaret Napangardi Brown  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa – Ngalyipi

Jap 005954  |  acrylic on linen  |  61 x 61 cm

Native Seed Dreaming by Hilda Nakamarra Rogers

Hilda Nakamarra Rogers  |  Native Seed Dreaming

Jap 006690  |  acrylic on linen  |  107 x 76 cm

Warlu Jukurrpa – Fire Dreaming by Otto Jungarrayi Sims

Otto Jungarrayi Sims  |  Warlu Jukurrpa – Fire Dreaming

Jap 007234  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

Lappi Lappi Jukurrpa by Mary Anne Michaels

Mary Anne Michaels  |  Lappi Lappi Jukurrpa

Jap 005938  |  acrylic on linen  |  76 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

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Judy Watson Napangardi

Judy Watson Napangardi   |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 006071  |  acrylic on linen  |  149 x 136 cm

Malikijarra Jukurrpa – Two Dogs by Murdie Nampijinpa Morris

Murdie Nampijinpa Morris  |  Malikijarra Jukurrpa – Two Dogs

Jap 010877  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 122 cm

Yumari Jukurrpa by Walter Jangala Brown

Walter Jangala Brown  |  Yumari Jukurrpa

Jap 010879  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 122 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Athena Nangala Granites

Athena Nangala Granites  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 010881  |  acrylic on linen  |  61 x 46 cm

Water Dreaming – Mikanji by Ada Nangala Dixon

Ada Nangala Dixon  |  Water Dreaming – Mikanji

Jap 010894  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 107 cm

Emu Dreaming – Ngarlikurlangu by Ormay Nangala Gallagher

Ormay Nangala Gallagher  |  Emu Dreaming – Ngarlikurlangu

Jap 005941  |  acrylic on linen  |  107 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

Vaughan Springs Dreaming by Lola Nampijinpa Brown

Lola Nampijinpa Brown  |  Vaughan Springs Dreaming

Jap 010885  |  acrylic on linen  |  107 x 61 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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