Aboriginal Art Exhibitions

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.

Wirrimanu Balgo Artists

Gallery 1

1 November – 20 December 2019

Bright dot potting in purples and yellows by Balgo artist Patsy Mudgedell.
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Tarisse King & Sarrita King

Gallery 2

1 November – 20 December 2019

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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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The Panel Show – 12 Aboriginal Artists

8 April – 30 May, 2016

Paintings in the panel format 120 x 30 cm created by twelve artists of the Central Desert including Thomas Tjapaltjarri, Rosemary Petyarre and Joylene Reid Napangardi

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Yol Yol Country – Bow River

Ochre Painters of the Kimberley

19 February – 30 March, 2016

Kimberley artists have maintained strong links to the ochre painting of their forebears, a tradition that is expressed in rock painting and ceremonial body designs that are embedded in the culture. Today’s artists express aspects of their culture using earth pigments transformed into paintings on canvas.

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Turbo Brown Exhibition

19 February - 30 March, 2016

Trevor Turbo Brown paints with directness, energy and focus – his subject is the outdoor world of birds and animals. He explains that this relates to a time when he was homeless, living in Mildura on the banks of the Murray River.

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Fine Dot Artists

27 November – 23 December, 2015

The work of these three Central Desert artists reflect the best of the fine dot art style and the deep cultural links this has with the ancient culture of desert life. Jorna Newberry, Wentja Napaltjarri & Eva Nelson Napaltjarri exhibit new paintings.

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Mowanjum – Paintings & Prints

27 November – 23 December, 2015

New paintings and prints from the artists of Mowanjum community display the ongoing traditions that have their history in the timeless rock paintings of the west Kimberley

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Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi & Michelle Possum Nungurrayi

9 October – 14 November 2015

Sisters Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi and Michelle Possum Nungurrayi have carried on the legacy of their father, the late artist Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, who died in 2002. Both these second generation artists have established their reputations painting the ancestral stories that have come down to them from their parents and grandparents.

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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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Aileen Sandy

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 Exhibition 2015

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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