Aboriginal Art Exhibitions

Landscape Colours

Gallery 1

8 Feb – 24 March 2019

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Pintupi Artists of the Western Desert

Gallery 2

8 Feb – 24 March 2019

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Our Mother’s Dreaming – Katherine Marshall Nakamarra & Debra Young Nakamarra

9 October – 14 November, 2015

Walangkura Napanangka (1946 – 2014) re-created the great Pintupi Tingari stories of her homelands, using the graphic symbols of the Country and the Tingari journey to show what happened there in the Dreaming.

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Rosella Namok 2015

28 August – 30 September 2015

Rosella Namok returns to Japingka Gallery with a new exhibition focused on the coastal lifestyle of tropical north Queensland, with her Monsoon Rain series. Rosella Namok rose to prominence in the 1990s with the Lockhart River Art Gang, young artists working out of Cape York. Rosella’s paintings combine contemporary techniques with traditional story-telling and cultural narratives.

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Cynthia Burke – Warakurna Artists

28 August – 30 September 2015

Cynthia Burke is a Ngaanyatjarra artist who paints at the Warakurna art centre located near the Rawlinson Ranges, on the NPY Lands in Western Australia. Cynthia paints aspects of her traditional country showing the changes that unfold with the seasons and the stages that the country goes through during the year.

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Sixteen Artists – 16×2

17 July – 19 August 2015

Sixteen impressive Aboriginal artists present two paintings each in one collection. These include major artists from the Western and Central Deserts, but also with selected contributions by great emerging artists.

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Northern Alyawarra Artists

17 July – 19 August 2015

Artists of the Northern Alyawarra homelands paint the hunting grounds and waterholes of their ancestral country around the Davenport Ranges north of Alice Springs.

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Kerry Madawyn McCarthy – 2015

22 May – 8 July, 2015

Kerry Madawyn McCarthy has refined a range of technical skills for this, her second solo exhibition at Japingka Gallery. She draws on a wide range of stories from her ancestral home at Bulgul on the Daly River.

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Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

22 May – 8 July, 2015

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa was among the first group of Papunya artists who began painting in 1971 and has since gone on to establish his bold linear style of Tingari painting that influenced the art of many of his contemporaries.

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Hamish Garrgarrku, Maningrida – Solo Exhibition

27 March - 13 May, 2015

Japingka Gallery is proud to present this debut exhibition by Maningrida artist Hamish Garrgarrku. Works includes bark paintings and traditional carvings – painted hollow logs Lorrkon, & carved Mimih Spirit figures. This exhibition is presented in association with Maningrida Arts.

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Margaret Lewis Napangardi – Mina Mina

27 March - 13 May, 2015

Warlpiri artist Margaret Lewis Napangardi presents recent paintings, Women’s Ceremony stories from Mina Mina and other associated Warlpiri stories from the Tanami Desert

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Marrga – Creating the Pilbara: Yinjaa-Barni Artists

13 February – 18 March 2015

Yinjaa Barni artists have made an impact with their unique stories and images of the Pilbara landscape. The artists work from the town of Roebourne, presenting a new vision of the region that is best known for its mining industry.

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Mitjili Napurrula

13 February – 18 March 2015

Mitjili Napurrula paints distinctive images of Dreaming stories related to spear making from her father’s country, Uwalki, west of Haasts Bluff. Her images represent the trees – watiya tjuta – that provide the wood for spears and other artefacts.

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Colours of the Earth

10 December 2014– 10 February 2015

Artists from Central Australia and from the Kimberley region of Western Australia present artworks that reflect the importance of the natural environment in their lives. The online exhibition ‘Colours of the Earth’ presents artists from across the north and Central desert regions whose work uses colours that are derived from the earth.

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Warlpiri Star Gazers

21 November – 31 January 2015

Warlpiri artists of the Tanami Desert draw on a rich heritage of Jukurrpa or Dreaming Law stories as the basis for their paintings. This exhibition is presented in association with Warlukurlangu Artists.

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Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

21 November – 23 December 2014

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri, a distinctive voice among Pintupi artists, draws on stories of her family’s survival in the desert, including first contact accounts with white settlements.

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Spinifex Artists 2014

10 October – 7 November 2014

New paintings from the Spinifex artists at Tjuntjuntjara community in the Great Victoria Desert. Senior Pitjantjatjara artists retrace the pathways and actions of Ancestors who travelled across traditional Spinifex lands. Presented in association with Spinifex Arts Project.

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Sarrita King & Tarisse King 2014

29 Aug to 30 Sep 2014

Sarrita King & Tarisse King are making their names known, as Australia’s young Indigenous artists move forward to claim their place in the art world. The sister artists are returning for their third exhibition at Japingka Gallery.

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Heart Lands – Iwantja Artists

29 Aug to 30 Sep 2014

Iwantja artists from the community of Indulkuna come from the eastern region of the APY Lands in the Northern Territory. The exhibition presents new paintings by twelve artists, presented in association with Iwantja Arts and Crafts.

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Kimberley Ochre Artists

30 May – 9 July 2014

The ochre painters of the Kimberley have stamped their unique cultural style on the Aboriginal art world, with paintings of their traditional stories and Ngarrankarni Dreamings created from local ochre pigments. Exhibiting artists include Queenie McKenzie, Jack Britten, Rover Thomas, Freddie Timms, Henry Wambini, Nancy Nodea, Lily Karadada and Shirley Purdie.

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Tiwi Carvings & Sculptures

30 May – 9 July 2014

Tiwi artists from Bathurst Island 80Kms north of Darwin create vibrant sculptures and carvings that reflect their culture and its role in their community. Wood carvings painted in clan designs and cast metal sculptures based on traditional Creation stories are exhibited by 12 participating artists. In association with Tiwi Design, Bathurst Island.

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Mini Masters

30 May – 9 July 2014

This exhibition of major desert artists working on small scale canvases gives all buyers an opportunity to collect a range of significant paintings that won’t break the budget or require a museum sized room to house the collection. Participating artists include Thomas Tjapaltjarri, Mitjili Napurrula, Lily Kelly Napangardi, Anna Petyarre, Shorty Jangala Robertson, Yinarupa Gibson Nangala and Kuudditji Kngwarreye.

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