Yuendumu 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.

 

Water Dreaming – Puyurra by Chantelle Nampijinpa Robertson

Chantelle Nampijinpa Robertson  |  Water Dreaming – Puyurra

Jap 020578  |  acrylic on canvas  |  152 x 91 cm

Yankirri Jukurrpa – Emu Dreaming by Jeffery Jangala Gallagher

Jeffery Jangala Gallagher  |  Yankirri Jukurrpa – Emu Dreaming

Jap 020734  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 61 cm

Ngapa Jukurrpa – Water Dreaming by Letisha Napanangka Marshall

Letisha Napanangka Marshall  |  Ngapa Jukurrpa – Water Dreaming

Jap 020741  |  acrylic on linen  |  107 x 61 cm

Tingari Cycle by Walter Jangala Brown

Walter Jangala Brown  |  Tingari Cycle

Jap 020576  |  acrylic on canvas  |  152 x 91 cm

Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming by Gloria Napangardi Gill

Gloria Napangardi Gill  |  Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming

Jap 020592  |  acrylic on canvas  |  107 x 107 cm

Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming by Pauline Napangardi Gallagher

Pauline Napangardi Gallagher  |  Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming

Jap 020596  |  acrylic on canvas  |  182 x 122 cm

Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming by Pauline Napangardi Gallagher

Pauline Napangardi Gallagher  |  Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming

Jap 020597  |  acrylic on canvas  |  122 x 61 cm

Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming by Pauline Napangardi Gallagher

Pauline Napangardi Gallagher  |  Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming

Jap 020598  |  acrylic on canvas  |  91 x 91 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Virginia Napaltjarri Sims

Virginia Napaltjarri Sims  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 020736  |  acrylic on linen  |  107 x 61 cm

Birds that live around Yuendumu by Geraldine Napangardi Granites

Geraldine Napangardi Granites  |  Birds that live around Yuendumu

Jap 020583  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 61 cm

Vaughan Springs Dreaming by Mary Napangardi Butcher

Mary Napangardi Butcher  |  Vaughan Springs Dreaming

Jap 020745  |  acrylic on linen  |  101 x 61 cm

Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming by Gloria Napangardi Gill

Gloria Napangardi Gill  |  Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming

Jap 020591  |  acrylic on canvas  |  107 x 91 cm

Pamapardu Jukurrpa – Flying Ant Dreaming by Kara Napangardi Ross

Kara Napangardi Ross  |  Pamapardu Jukurrpa – Flying Ant Dreaming

Jap 020759  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

Ngalyipi Jukurrpa – Snakevine Dreaming – Mina Mina by Valda Napangardi Granites

Valda Napangardi Granites  |  Ngalyipi Jukurrpa – Snakevine Dreaming – Mina Mina

Jap 020579  |  acrylic on canvas  |  46 x 46 cm

Water Dreaming – Puyurra by Christopher Japangardi Michaels

Christopher Japangardi Michaels  |  Water Dreaming – Puyurra

Jap 020586  |  acrylic on canvas  |  107 x 61 cm

Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming by Pauline Napangardi Gallagher

Pauline Napangardi Gallagher  |  Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming

Jap 020750  |  acrylic on linen  |  107 x 91 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Margaret Napangardi Lewis

Margaret Napangardi Lewis  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 020757  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 107 cm

Ngapa Jukurrpa – Pirlinyarnu by Shorty Jangala Robertson

Shorty Jangala Robertson  |  Ngapa Jukurrpa – Pirlinyarnu

Jap 009003  |  acrylic on canvas  |  46 x 46 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Pauline Napangardi Gallagher

Pauline Napangardi Gallagher  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 018376  |  acrylic on canvas  |  107 x 107 cm

Ngalyipi Jukurrpa – Snakevine Dreaming – Purturlu by Geraldine Napangardi Granites

Geraldine Napangardi Granites  |  Ngalyipi Jukurrpa – Snakevine Dreaming – Purturlu

Jap 020582  |  acrylic on canvas  |  107 x 61 cm

Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming by Gloria Napangardi Gill

Gloria Napangardi Gill  |  Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming

Jap 020739  |  acrylic on linen  |  76 x 76 cm

Honey Grevillea Dreaming by Brenda Armstrong Punytjina

Brenda Armstrong Punytjina  |  Honey Grevillea Dreaming

Jap 020588  |  acrylic on canvas  |  91 x 76 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Virginia Napaljarri Sims

Virginia Napaljarri Sims  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 020587  |  acrylic on canvas  |  107 x 91 cm

Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming by Gloria Napangardi Gill

Gloria Napangardi Gill  |  Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming

Jap 020593  |  acrylic on canvas  |  122 x 91 cm

Yurrampi Jukurrpa – Honey Ant Dreaming by Madeline Napangardi Abbott

Madeline Napangardi Abbott  |  Yurrampi Jukurrpa – Honey Ant Dreaming

Jap 020574  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 46 cm

Janganpa Jukurrpa – Brush-tail Possum – Mawurrji by Cecily Napanangka Marshall

Cecily Napanangka Marshall  |  Janganpa Jukurrpa – Brush-tail Possum – Mawurrji

Jap 020575  |  acrylic on canvas  |  107 x 76 cm

Ngalyipi Jukurrpa – Snakevine Dreaming – Mina Mina by Valda Napangardi Granites

Valda Napangardi Granites  |  Ngalyipi Jukurrpa – Snakevine Dreaming – Mina Mina

Jap 020580  |  acrylic on canvas  |  46 x 46 cm

Birds that live around Yuendumu by Geraldine Napangardi Granites

Geraldine Napangardi Granites  |  Birds that live around Yuendumu

Jap 020584  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 61 cm

Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming by Gloria Napangardi Gill

Gloria Napangardi Gill  |  Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming

Jap 020589  |  acrylic on canvas  |  107 x 107 cm

Mina Mina Jukurrpa by Margaret Napangardi Lewis

Margaret Napangardi Lewis  |  Mina Mina Jukurrpa

Jap 020756  |  acrylic on linen  |  76 x 76 cm

Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming by Gloria Napangardi Gill

Gloria Napangardi Gill  |  Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming

Jap 020594  |  acrylic on canvas  |  122 x 122 cm

Yankirri Jukurrpa, Emu Dreaming – Ngarlilirlangu by Margaret Nangala Gallagher

Margaret Nangala Gallagher  |  Yankirri Jukurrpa, Emu Dreaming – Ngarlilirlangu

Jap 018371  |  acrylic on canvas  |  107 x 91 cm

Water Dreaming – Puyurra by Chantelle Nampijinpa Robertson

Chantelle Nampijinpa Robertson  |  Water Dreaming – Puyurra

Jap 020577  |  acrylic on canvas  |  107 x 107 cm

Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming by Gregory Jupurrurla Gill

Gregory Jupurrurla Gill  |  Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming

Jap 020748  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

Birds that live around Yuendumu by Geraldine Napangardi Granites

Geraldine Napangardi Granites  |  Birds that live around Yuendumu

Jap 020585  |  acrylic on canvas  |  91 x 76 cm

Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming by Gloria Napangardi Gill

Gloria Napangardi Gill  |  Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming

Jap 020590  |  acrylic on canvas  |  91 x 76 cm

Witi Jukurrpa – Ceremonial Poles by Freda Napaljarri Jurrah

Freda Napaljarri Jurrah  |  Witi Jukurrpa – Ceremonial Poles

Jap 020762  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 46 cm

Wanakiji Jukurrpa – Bush Tomato Dreaming by Debbie Napaljarri Brown

Debbie Napaljarri Brown  |  Wanakiji Jukurrpa – Bush Tomato Dreaming

Jap 018372  |  acrylic on canvas  |  107 x 76 cm

Yankirri Jukurrpa – Emu Dreaming – Ngarlikurlangu by Lee Nangala Gallagher

Lee Nangala Gallagher  |  Yankirri Jukurrpa – Emu Dreaming – Ngarlikurlangu

Jap 016453  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 76 cm

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 Artist Bio & Artworks
Margaret Lewis Napangardi Artist Bio & Artworks
Alma Nungurrayi Granites Artist Bio & Artworks

Warlpiri Star Gazers Exhibition
Margaret Lewis Napangardi Exhibition
Nyirripi & Yuendumu Artists – Exhibition
Tanami Desert Artists – Exhibition
Fire Country Dreaming – Exhibition