Aboriginal Art Exhibitions

My Journey through Ingarrda Country

Gallery 1

19 July – 20 August 2019

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Bush Garden – Artists of Ampilatwatja

Gallery 2

19 July – 20 August 2019

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Christmas Collection 2017

1 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018

Paintings by Aboriginal artists have brought us joy & surprise in 2017 – we hope you will find this selection full of new and inspiring things. Japingka

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Spinifex Arts Project – 20th Anniversary

10 Nov – 20 Dec 2017

Spinifex Arts Project, 20th Anniversary exhibition – Artists from the Pitjantjatjara lands in WA present their latest work. These beautiful paintings depict Creation stories and connections to country, recognising the 20 year journey of Spinifex people in restoring and recovering their cultural ties and homeland sites.

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Ancestors, Elements, Heritage – Sarrita King & Tarisse King

22 Sep – 31 Oct 2017

Sarrita King & Tarisse King share an Indigenous heritage connected to Gurrindji culture at Wave Hill in Central Northern Territory. Creating canvases that evoke the detail and elemental forces of the Land, the King sisters have paid tribute to their father’s artistic and philosophical ideas.

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Damien and Yilpi Marks Exhibition

22 Sep – 31 Oct 2017

Husband and wife team Damien Marks and Yilpi Marks collaborate to make colourful paintings of their Central Desert homelands. Damien grew up at Papunya and his early influences and learning came from senior artists Clifford Possum, Billy Stockman and Uta Uta Jangala.

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Yam Dreaming

21 July – 12 September 2017

The importance of the Yam Dreaming narratives of Central and Western Deserts reflects the crucial role this food source played in the lives of traditional people. The Yam is presented in ceremonies through song cycles and dance performances.

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Fiona Omeenyo – Ancestors and Spirits

21 July – 12 September 2017

Fiona Omeenyo draws on the culture and story-telling of her home community at Lockhart River in northern Queensland to make paintings of the spirits of both living and past occupants.

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Rivers of the Desert – Anna Petyarre

26 May – 30 June 2017

Central Australia has some extraordinary river channels that feed into the Lake Eyre basin, causing the rivers to run inland rather than towards the coast. The Utopia Homelands are placed within this massive inland river system and the artist Anna Petyarre records the terrain of her country in her paintings.

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Yinjaa-Barni Artists 2017

26 May – 30 June 2017

Yinjaa-Barni artists from the Pilbara region of Western Australia tell the traditional stories of their homelands along the Fortescue River. Their paintings tell of the great Marrga or Creation era when the land was formed from the smoke of the Ancestors fires.

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Talking about Country – Possum Sisters

7 April – 17 May 2017

The strong artistic family traditions inherited by Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi and her sister Michelle come from their father Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (1932 – 2002). These artistic traditions include the stories and iconographic designs associated with their clan country in Central Australia.

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Made in Ochre – Kimberley Artists

7 April – 17 May 2017

Long prized for its ceremonial significance and continually used to replenish images on sacred sites over the centuries, ochre remains the defining art material for many Kimberley artists. This exhibition presents some of the greats of the Kimberley ochre tradition, artists working across distant settlements including Warmun, Kalumburu, Derby and Kununurra.

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Kurun Warun Exhibition

10 February – 29 March 2017

Kurun Warun’s predecessors have lived around the Western District Lakes area of Victoria for thousands of years. They include Girai Wurrung and Djargurd Wurrung people from the country around Warrnambool, and the Gunditjmara people from further north at Portland and Lake Condah.

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Tanami Desert Artists – Yuendumu & Nyirripi

10 February – 29 March 2017

Warlpiri artists from Yuendumu were amongst the first communities to take up the desert art movement that spread from Papunya. In fact the senior men of the community established a Museum for the cultural artefacts in 1971, at a similar time when the Papunya artists began to record the first stories painted on murals and then on boards. The Yuendumu Men’s Museum contained sand paintings and murals and was seen as a safe house for important cultural material.

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Members Christmas Collection 2016

We have been through the best collection of indigenous artworks and made a selection that we think you will love. By placing the best of our choices for colour, vitality, design and sheer joy, we hope to bring you a page of exciting artworks to ponder.…

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Rosella Namok & Lockhart River Painters

11 November – 24 December 2016

Lockhart River artists Rosella Namok, Fiona Omeenyo & Samantha Hobson exhibit paintings of their homelands in far North Queensland. Since the late 1990s this vibrant group of contemporary artists has created Indigenous artworks reflecting the tropical heat and coastal reef shorelines of the region.

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Elsie Napanangka Granites Mina Mina Women’s Dreaming

11 November – 24 December 2016

Elsie Napanangka Granites has one of the longest artists’ working histories in her home community of Yuendumu, north-west from Alice Springs. Elsie began painting in 1987, showing traditional Women’s Dreaming stories of the important Mina Mina ceremonies.

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Camel Camp & Beyond – Utopia Artists of the Eastern Desert

2 September – 28 October 2016

Camel Camp is one of about twenty outstation camps on the Utopia Homelands. These small settlements have been the basis of family life for the Alywarr and Anmatyerr people. Leading artists include Angelina Ngal Pwerle, Kathleen Ngale, Gladdy Kemarre, Polly Ngale, Susan Pitjara Hunter and Josie Petrick Kemarre.

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George Tuckerbox Exhibition – Art from the Great Sandy Desert

2 September – 28 October 2016

George Tuckerbox painted the country and waterholes that he remembered from his childhood, from the time when his family lived off the resources of their traditional lands. Many of his paintings show the parallel rows of sandhills that flow out from Central Australia and dominate the landscape.

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Maria Josette Orsto Exhibition

22 July – 24 August 2016

Tiwi artist Maria Josette Orsto, b.1962, combines traditional techniques with new processes, creating exciting new works in ochre. Exhibiting along with carved sculptures by artists from Tiwi Design.

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Artists from Ngukurr

22 July – 24 August 2016

Artists from Ngukurr in S-E Arnhem Land exhibit images of their community and their traditions, often colourful narratives of everyday life. Included are representatives of the current generation of artists from Ngukurr, and some older historical works.

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Sarrita King & Tarisse King 2016

8 April – 30 May, 2016

Sarrita King & Tarisse King return to Japingka Gallery with more of their exquisite multi- layered paintings of Ancestors, Salt Lake country & the elements

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