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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 Athena Nangala Granites

Athena Nangala Granites  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 015067  |  acrylic on canvas  |  152 x 152 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Athena Nangala Granites

Athena Nangala Granites  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 014731  |  acrylic on linen  |  107 x 91 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Judy Watson Napangardi

Judy Watson Napangardi   |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 004077  |  acrylic on linen  |  182 x 124 cm

Water Dreaming by Sabrina Nangala Robertson

Sabrina Nangala Robertson  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 013358  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 107 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Athena Nangala Granites

Athena Nangala Granites  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 014733  |  acrylic on linen  |  107 x 91 cm

Brush-tail Possum Dreaming – Mawurrji by Steven Jupurrula Nelson

Steven Jupurrula Nelson  |  Brush-tail Possum Dreaming – Mawurrji

Jap 015064  |  acrylic on canvas  |  152 x 76 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Judy Watson Napangardi

Judy Watson Napangardi  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 009420  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 61 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Pauline Napangardi Gallagher

Pauline Napangardi Gallagher  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 014972  |  acrylic on canvas  |  183 x 91 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Justinna Napaljarri Sims

Justinna Napaljarri Sims  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 014734  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 61 cm

Ngapa Jukurrpa – Puyurru by Sarah Napurrurla Leo

Sarah Napurrurla Leo  |  Ngapa Jukurrpa – Puyurru

Jap 014719  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 91 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Athena Nangala Granites

Athena Nangala Granites  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 015065  |  acrylic on canvas  |  122 x 91 cm

Ngapa Jukurrpa – Mikanji by Juliette Nampijinpa Brown

Juliette Nampijinpa Brown  |  Ngapa Jukurrpa – Mikanji

Jap 014853  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 61 cm

Ngapa Jukurrpa – Mikanji by Lola Nampijinpa Brown

Lola Nampijinpa Brown  |  Ngapa Jukurrpa – Mikanji

Jap 014730  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 91 cm

Bush Tomato Dreaming by Debbie Napaljarri Brown

Debbie Napaljarri Brown  |  Bush Tomato Dreaming

Jap 014723  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 107 cm

Water Dreaming – Mikanji by Ada Nangala Dixon

Ada Nangala Dixon  |  Water Dreaming – Mikanji

Jap 010894  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 107 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa – Ngalyipi by Pauline Napangardi Gallagher

Pauline Napangardi Gallagher  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa – Ngalyipi

Jap 014725  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

Water Dreaming by Felicity Nampijinpa Robertson

Felicity Nampijinpa Robertson  |  Water Dreaming

Jap 013367  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 122 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 010896  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 91 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

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Gayle Napangardi Gibson

Gayle Napangardi Gibson  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 013440  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 76 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Athena Nangala Granites

Athena Nangala Granites  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 015068  |  acrylic on canvas  |  122 x 107 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa – Ngalyipi by Julie Nangala Robertson Shirley

Julie Nangala Robertson Shirley  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa – Ngalyipi

Jap 014736  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

Native Fuchsia Dreaming by Marlette Napurrula Ross

Marlette Napurrula Ross  |  Native Fuchsia Dreaming

Jap 012551  |  acrylic on canvas  |  46 x 46 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa – Ngalyipi by Christine Nakamarra Curtis

Christine Nakamarra Curtis  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa – Ngalyipi

Jap 014722  |  acrylic on linen  |  203 x 107 cm

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