We are pleased to provide the following information on our range of Aboriginal Paintings.

 

Our gallery one page features 5 artists from our collection and we have included introductions to these artists for your reference. Simply click on any painting below to view a larger image.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Clifford Possum was born in 1932 on Napperby Station. He worked extensively as a stockman on the cattle stations in and around his traditional country. During this time he developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Dreaming Trails that criss-cross the area north of the western McDonnell Ranges, which he depicts in painting his Dreamings.

 

Clifford is one of the most renown Aboriginal Artists of his time. He was the chairman of the Papunya Tula Artists from the 1970's to the 1980's. His work is featured in many of the main galleries and collections around Australia and internationally. Collections include the National Gallery in Canberra and the New South Wales Art Gallery. His works have travelled extensively around the world including, 'Dreamings" The Art of Aboriginal Australia in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and St Louis. He has had a book published dedicated to him and his paintings, 'The Art of Clifford Possum Japaltjarri', by Vivien Johnson. He is and has always been regarded as the leading figure in Australian Aboriginal Art.

 

 

2935

"Napperby Dreaming"

100cm x 130cm

Signed by artist.

Brief description of painting

written on back

 

2947

"Lightning Dreaming"

104cm x 127cm

Signed by artist.

Brief description of painting

written on back

 

 

2936

"Kangaroo Dreaming"

104cm x 129cm

Signed by artist.

Brief description of painting

written on back

 

 

2807

"Bush Fire Dreaming"

105cm x 125cm

Signed by artist.

Brief description of painting

written on back

 

 

SOLD

2941

"Emu Dreaming"

130cm x 106cm

With Photo

Signed and certified on back

dated 22/02/86

 

SOLD

2945

"Law Dreaming"

132cm x 100cm

With Photo

Signed by artist.

Brief description of painting

written on back

 

 

2802

"Possum Dreaming"

107cm x 129cm

Signed by artist.

Brief description of painting

written on back and certified.

 

 

2932

"Bush Food Ceremony"

130cm x 100cm

Signed by artist.

Brief description of painting

written on back

 

Clifford passed away in Alice Springs at 4.30pm on the 21st June 2002, after recently being recognized for his contribution to Australian Art and Culture, by being made an "Office of the Order of Australia"

Emily Kame Kngwarreye was born around 1910 and is one of Australia's greatest artists. Emily has made a considerable contribution to the art of Australia. Although she only started painting on canvas around 1988-89, her quite extraordinary abilities have been widely recognized, and in 1992 she was the recipient of an Australian Artists Creative Fellowship. Her work has been acquired by many major national and international collectors, including the National Galley of Australia and all State galleries.

 

SOLD

EM 3

"My Country"

89cm x 100cm

With Photo dated June1996

Signed by artist

 

SOLD

EM 5

"My Country"

121cm x 146cm

With Photo dated June1996

Signed by artist

 

SOLD

2804

"My Country"

131cm x 185cm

Signed by artist.

Brief description of painting written on back.

Certified and signed

 

 

2952

"Men's Ceremony Dreaming"

101cm x 130cm

Signed by artist.

Brief description of painting

written on back

 

 

Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra was born at Kalipimpa, north east of Kintore, in 1932. Long Jack is a devout and introspective person, creating compelling traditional Aboriginal images of remarkable spiritual intensity. He portrays his work with religious overtones and its symbolic references to the sanctity of his people and his culture. In 1984, Long Jack was ordained as a Lutheran Pastor. He lives in Papunya and is close to his kinship brother, Michael Jakamarra Nelson. Prizes awarded to Long Jack include the NT Golden Jubilee Art Award, 1983 and the Alice Springs Art Prize, 1984. Long Jack has works placed in the following collections - Art Galley of SA, WA and the Museum of Victoria, Melbourne.

 

Eunice Napangardi only paints the " Bush Banana", depicting it at different stages during different seasons. She is not a prolific painter. In recent years her work has gained greater recognition and is much sought after in collections around Australia and the world. She was commissioned to be part of an Aboriginal painting project which traveled Australia extensively during 1988.

 

13

"Bush Banana Dreaming"

63cm x 91cm

Signed by artist.

Certified and

brief description of painting

written on back.

 

 

 

16

"Bush Banana Dreaming"

96cm x 132cm

Signed by artist.

Certified and

brief description of painting

written on back.

 

 

 

2949

"Bush Banana Dreaming"

100cm x 131cm

Signed by artist.

Certified and

brief description of painting

written on back.

 

 

 

 

5037

"Bush Banana Dreaming"

101cm x 131cm

Signed by artist.

Certified and dated

22/2/96

 

 

Michael Nelson Jakamarra was born in 1946 in Vaughan Springs. As a professional artist, specializing in acrylic art for many years, Michael Nelson Jakamarra is a master at his work and in 1993 he received The Order of Australian Merit in recognition of his vital contribution to Aboriginal Art. In 1992 BMW approached Michael as well as several other Australian Artists such as Ken Done, to paint a BMW car in his traditional design. The car supplied was the car that won the Shell Ultra Australian Touring Championship in 1987. The car is now in a private art collection.

 

Michael's work can be seen at the following exhibitions.

 

Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi Melbourne, Australian National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne, Australia The Biennale Sydney, Australian Roar Studios Melbourne, Australia National Gallery Canberra, Australian Institute of Contemporary Art London, England Asia Society Galleries New York, USA John Weber Gallery New York, USA Centro Cultural Arte Contemporareo Mexico City Mexico.

 

2954

"Woman's Bush Tucker Dreaming"

91cm x 61cm

Acrylic on Linen

Brief description of painting

written on back.

 

 

 

 

2948

"Young Possum Man Dreaming"

92cm x 61cm

Acrylic on Linen 

Brief description of painting

written on back.

 

 

 

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