Aboriginal art exhibitions are on display at Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery, 47 High Street, Fremantle - Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm 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.

The Ochre Story – Warmun Artists

Gallery 1

24 July – 26 August 2020

Ngarrgooroon Country - Patrick Mung Mung
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Kunmadj: Woven Objects

Gallery 2

24 July – 26 August 2020

Burlupurr – Dilly Bag
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Ann Lane nee Dixon | Pirrnpirrnga – Desert Bore | Jap 015117

Ikuntji Artists – Irrimatitja

21 September – 6 November 2018

Ikuntji Artists group has worked in the community at Haasts Bluff for over 25 years, producing artworks of Ngurra and Tjukurrpa, the Country and Dreamings of the many language groups that live in the community.

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Tjanpi Desert Weavers

25 May– 11 July 2018

Tjanpi Desert Weavers present fibre sculptures from NPY Lands, with over 400 Aboriginal women artists from 26 remote desert communities creating whimsical and authentic images of desert life. Artworks are described as contemporary culture celebrating creativity and life on traditional Country.

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Day out on the Beach

Fiona Omeenyo & Rosella Namok

20 July – 29 Aug 2018

Contemporary Indigenous art finds strong expression in the works of Fiona Omeenyo and Rosella Namok. The artists from Lockhart River community on Cape York in Northern Queensland, Paint the stories, people and landscape and of their coastal homelands.

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Edward Blitner – Freshwater Billabongs

20 July – 29 Aug 2018

Edward Blitner believes that maintaining the ancient crafts of his forefathers is an important role for artists to take on. The traditions of Arnhem land art are embedded in the rich rock art galleries of the sandstone country, where artists have been overlaying their images for thousands of years.

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Omie Barkcloth Art – Papua New Guinea

25 May– 11 July 2018

Omie Artists from Oro Province in Papua New Guinea produce traditional textiles called barkcloth which are decorated and painted with family and tribal designs. These barkcloths are used during important ceremonies and remain part of everyday life in the villages.

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Seven Sisters Dreaming

Land and Sky – Warlpiri Artists

25 May– 11 July 2018

Generations of Warlpiri artists have carried on the traditions of their culture and the preservation of Jukurrpa – now new artists at the community of Yuendumu are coming forward to take their place in culture and Law. Paintings are grounded in the Jukurrpa or Dreaming Law of the Country, and this knowledge is passed down through traditional practices.

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Artists of Ampilatwatja – Welcome to Paradise

23 March – 16 May 2018

Paintings and silk scarves from the distinctive studio of Ampilatwatja artists in Central Australia. The community is located 320 kms to the north of Alice Springs. The paintings reveal the natural world and landscape of ancestral country with the bush foods and medicines found there.

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Warakurna Artists – Welcome to Paradise

23 March – 16 May 2018

Warakurna community is located along the Rawlinson Ranges on Ngaanyatjarra lands in Western Australia. It grew in the 1970s when people from Docker River moved closer to their traditional lands, and in 2005 when Native Title was granted to the traditional owners over Ngaanyatjarra lands. Warakurna art centre opened in 2005, giving expression to local stories and customs.

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Amanda Westley

9 Feb – 14 Mar 2018

Talking Land Lines, talking colour – the paintings of Amanda Conway-Jones (Westley) reflect on the importance of Country to indigenous Australians. The colours represent the two aspects of life on the coast, with the warm colours of the land and the cool colours of the sea.

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Blue – Aboriginal Paintings

9 Feb – 14 Mar 2018

Sometimes used to signify water and aspects of the ether – wind, smoke, clouds, night skies – blue becomes a more familiar colour in the work of these Aboriginal artists.

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Mountain Devil Lizard

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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Yarla Jukurrpa – Bush Yam Dreaming

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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Sandhills and River Bed Country5

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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Melissa Sandy - Burst of Spring

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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Grandmothers Country

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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Jack Britten - Nowlanji

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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