Aboriginal art exhibitions are on display at Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery, 47 High Street, Fremantle - Mon-Fri 10am-5.00pm and Sat & Sun 12-5pm. There is no entrance fee to view the exhibitions.

All are welcome to join us for the free opening Friday night event at 6.30pm. There is a short talk about the exhibition and the artists may be present.

Online art exhibition links are accessible below for those not able to attend the gallery. Advance viewing and purchasing of exhibition works is available to subscribers of the Japingka Newsletter.

Ochre Painters of the Kimberley

Gallery 1

24 February – 22 March 2023

Killiwuninj | Jap 020696 | Jack Britten
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Andrew Highfold – On the Lands

Gallery 2

24 February – 22 March 2023

Desert Creek Country I Jap 020353
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Gallery Collection

24 November 2022 - 25 January 2023

Many of our favourite artists need more wall space to display their wonderful artworks at their best. We have been busy in the stockrooms and around the gallery, selecting paintings that will enhance this exhibition and do justice to the many fine artists who created them.

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Landscape of My Country | Ada Pula Beasley | JAP 020367

Ada Beasley

24 November 2022 – 8 January 2023

Ada Pula Beasley has been painting since 2012 and her artworks show the layered landscape of Alyawarr country in Central Australia. Ada says: “I do painting to look back on the old days when we went hunting. My Mum took us out looking for bush medicine and yams and goanna.” Ada is involved in teaching younger artists about country and bush medicines. These include Mulga and Witchetty trees, River Red Gum, native Fuchsia, spinifex grass and the many varieties of bush flowers.

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Warlpiri Artists from Yuendumu

31 March – 17 May 2023

Yuendumu was amongst the earliest desert communities to take up the desert art movement of the 1970s. The artists of Warlukurlangu continue to work the Jukurrpa creation stories into their paintings as part of a shared living culture. The exhibition is the 13th showing by Warlukurlangu Artists at Japingka.

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My Country

Small Works – Strong Artists

14 October – 18 November 2022

Small artworks from leading artists, many in the sizes 90 x 60 cm and 60 x 60 cm – small art that makes a substantial statement. Amongst the exhibiting artists are Jeannie Petyarre, Joylene Reid Napangardi, Michelle Butler Nakamarra, Nellie Marks Nakamarra, Genevieve Kemarr Loy, Kellyanne Nungarrayi Gibson, Yinarupa Gibson Nangala and Winnie Reid Nakamarra.

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Painting of water resources by Yondee

Yondee Shane Hansen – Recent Paintings

31 March – 17 May 2023

Recent works by Noongar artist Yondee Shane Hansen detail stories from Derbarl Yerrigan, the Swan River region of Western Australia. The paintings mark the rivers and various freshwater lakes along the coastal plains. Also detailed are gnamma holes, traditional water catchment wells created to capture run-off during rainfall.

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Utopia Artists

14 October – 18 November 2022

Senior artists from Utopia Homelands present significant artworks based on stories and cultural practices from their clan country. The exhibition includes paintings by the late Cowboy Loy Pwerl (1941-2022), an Eastern Anmatyerr speaker, and family members, wife Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray and daughter Genevieve Kemarr Loy. Other artists include sisters Angelina, Kathleen and Polly Ngal and sisters Lucky, Ruby and Sarah Morton Kngwarrey from Rocket Range community at Utopia.

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Dr George Tjapaltjarri | Tingari Cycle | Jap 019911

Dr George Tjapaltjarri: Ngangkari – Clever Man

19 August – 30 September 2022

Dr George Tjapaltjarri (c1930- 2017) was born in country south west of Jupiter Well in the Gibson Desert of Western Australia. His family language group was Pintupi/Luritja. The family first made contact with white settlements when they walked out of the desert in 1964. Dr George was a traditional Ngangkari, Aboriginal medicine man. His artworks possess a wonderful rawness and boldness, conveying his strong continuous association with traditional country and its ceremonies.

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Rohin Kickett | Balidu

Rohin Kickett – Beautiful Dead

3 June – 20 July 2022

Ballardong Noongar artist Rohin Kickett presents beautiful images of inland salt lake and farming country of the Western Australian wheatbelt region. Rohin chose the title ‘Beautiful Dead’ for this Exhibition to reflect the great beauty of the inland salt lakes, especially when seen from the air, as opposed to the view at his feet where the salt and mud gave way to a world where nothing could grow or flourish.

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Amanda Westley – Colours of Ngarrindjeri Country

19 August – 30 September 2022

Colours of Ngarrindjeri Country is Amanda Westley’s third solo exhibition at Japingka Gallery. Amanda distils the mood of landscapes around the Coorong, Fleurieu Peninsula and Victor Harbor regions of South Australia. Her paintings read as intense landscapes that hold the rhythms and moods of these coastal places. Amanda suggests the forces of nature that are shaping the landscape and our wider environment.

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Tali & Sand Dunes

Sandhill Country – Paintings of Inland Australia

3 June - 20 July 2022

The defining features of Australias expansive deserts are the sandhills that give structure to the landscape and often create micro zones within the vast openness of the desert. Structures of the landscape also inform the cultural markings and patterns that appear in Tingari and other sacred markings that link people, landscape and creation myths. Nineteen artists have contributed to this exhibition.

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Judy Nampijinpa Long Painting

Arlpwe Artists: Off the Beaten Track

8 April - 24 May 2022

Arlpwe Art & Culture Centre is located on Kaytetye Country in the community of Ali Curung, 380 km north of Alice Springs and 30kms east of the Stuart Highway. The art centre represents artists from four main langauge groups – Kaytetye, Warlpiri, Alyawarr and Warumungu. ‘I think there’s a bit of an Ali Curung renaissance taking place’ says Arts Manager Levi McLean. ‘The work is beautiful, fresh, and profound.’

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Stumpy Brown | Ngupawarlu – My Country | Jap 003405

Stumpy Brown – Ngupawarlu My Country

8 April - 24 May 2022

Nyuju Stumpy Brown (1924- 2011) – her boldly coloured renditions of her ceremonial country of Ngupawarlu sing out with an intensity that highlights the spiritual significance of this country to her identity as a painter and as a cultural lawwoman. Stumpy has always been an important woman in the community for law and culture. She carries the Women’s Law from Wangkatjungka side right through to desert side at Balgo. She is a senior law woman and traditional owner and custodian of Ngupawarlu.

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Sonya Edney – Recent Paintings

25 February - 29 March 2022

Sonya Edney returns with her third solo exhibition at Japingka Gallery, showing Recent Paintings of the Gascoyne region. The artist’s work shows the open spinifex country of the upper Gascoyne area and the effects of the seasons at play on the landscape. Her work displays wildflowers coming into bloom after rains, the flood plains of the Gascoyne River and the secluded waterholes protected by trees and shrubs. The Aboriginal stories and paintings of the Night Skies are dramatic in scope and intensity.

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Magdalene Foster-landscape painting

Barkly Artists

25 February - 29 March 2022

Barkly Artists represent painters from four communities- Canteen Creek, Epenarra Artists at Wutunugurra, Tartukula Artists at Tennant Creek and Kulumindini Arts at Elliott. Barkly Regional Arts services upto 20% of the total area of the Northern Territ…

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Sounds of Summer 2

26 November 2021 - 28 January 2022

Sounds of Summer 2 displays artworks filled with light and warmth from Indigenous artists. These are some of our favourite artists selected by the team at Japingka Gallery. Artists include Bernadine Johnson, Naomi Price Pwerle, Gracie Morton Pwerle and Jeannie Petyarre from the Utopia Homelands. Jorna Newberry, Nellie Marks Nakamarra and Winnie Reid Nakamarra from Western Desert communities. Note: paintings are unstretched.

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Julie Nangala Robinson – Pirlinyanu

15 October - 18 November 2021

Julie Nangala Robinson is the elder daughter of famed artist Dorothy Napangardi. She has been an artist since the late 1990s and follows in the style of her mother Dorothy, to the extent that she uses minimal and contemporary designs in constructing her artworks. Many of her paintings are based on the Water Dreaming site at Pirlinyanu, which is her traditional country.

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Yondee Shane Hansen – Derbarl Yerrigan

15 October 2021 - 28 January 2022

Recent paintings by Noongar artist Yondee Shane Hansen focus on traditional songlines and walking paths along the waterways associated with Derbarl Yerrigan, the Swan River on the coastal plains around Perth. His paintings show the interconnected places of the Swan River and the large coastal lakes at Joondalup and urban Perth.

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Seven Sisters Dreaming

Anangu Women Artists – Strength in Beauty

30 July - 26 September 2021

Anangu Women Artists of the APY Lands are recognised for their boldly coloured paintings telling the Tjukurrpa creation stories of their homelands. The narratives in the exhibition ‘Strength in Beauty’ centre on Women Creation Ancestors who travelled the country, laying down important ceremonial sites and customary law.

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Afternoon Rain, Rosella Namok

Rosella Namok Recent Paintings

30 July - 26 September 2021

Rosella Namok brings the tropical heat and the coastal colours of Far North Queensland to her latest exhibition at Japingka Gallery. Rosella uses fluid paint surfaces that she works into, scraping back linear designs into the underlayers of solid colour. This exhibition has a lighter feel with the artist using pinks and gold colours and some pastel tones added to her palette.

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Kurun Warun | Dry River Bed |

Kurun Warun Paintings 2021

14 May - 30 June 2021

Kurun Warun creates artworks that are expansive and capture the rhythms of the land and waterways where indigenous people have lived and cultivated and hunted for thousands of years. The structures in his paintings refer to bodypainting and hunting. They also reflect the managed environment of Aboriginal lands in the Western District of Victoria where his family come from.

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