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.

Martumili Artists

Gallery 1

23 February – 10 April 2024

Yikartu Bumba | Jap 022004 | Ngurra
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Tingari – Desert Men

Gallery 2

3 May – 26 June 2024

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TIngari

Tjapaltjarri Brothers

April 8, 2011 - May 11, 2011

Their ‘first contact’ story is extraordinary. A group of nine Pintupi people who had lived a traditional lifestyle near Lake Mackay in the Gibson Desert, dramatically made contact in 1984 with their relatives near Kiwirrkurra. The community quickly realised that the group were relatives who had been left behind in the desert twenty years earlier. The family group were four brothers, three sisters and two mothers. The boys were in their teens – one subsequently returned to the desert, and three have gone on to become well known artists – Warlimpirrnga, Walala, and Thomas Tjapaltjarri. This is their story.

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Kencherang by Jean Walmbeng

Aurukun Artists

April 8, 2011 - May 11, 2011

Aurukun artists from the north-west coast of Cape York Peninsula have developed a distinctive style of sculpture and painting. The works have emerged from items which were used solely for ritual ceremony, to become expressions of life and art as experienced by the clans of coastal northern Queensland. This exhibition of paintings features the work of four women artists – Akay Koo’oila, Janet Koongotema, Rebecca Wolmby and Jean Walmbeng. The exhibition is presented in association with Wik and Kugu Art Centre.

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Jack Dale Mengenen

Jack Dale Mengenen

February 18, 2011 - March 30, 2011

Senior Ngarinyin man Jack Dale Mengenen stands as a walking history of the great upheavals that shook the Kimberley during the twentieth century. Born sometime around 1920, Jack Dale has seen the frontier violence, the move to station life and the threat to traditional culture, all of which have marked Aboriginal lives during this time.

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Muruntji

Katherine Marshall Nakamarra Exhibition 2011

February 18, 2011 - March 30, 2011

Katherine Marshall Nakamarra, the daughter of highly-acclaimed Pintupi artist Walangkura Napanangka, has been painting since 1986. Her father, Johnny Yungut Tjupurrula, was also a painter, as were her mother’s sister, Pirrmangka Napanangka, and her grandmother, Inyuwa Nampitjinpa. Similarities can be seen between Katherine’s work and the bold style of other Papunya Tula artists, particularly that of her mother. This is especially evident in the way the paint is applied in thick, joined dots.

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