“Wardapi Jukurrpa (Goanna Dreaming)” by Tess Napaljarri Ross

Catalog Number
13072TR; Acrylic on canvas
Type
Paintings
Size
76cm x 61cm

This Wardapi Jukurrpa (Goanna Dreaming) tells the story of a group of Karnta wom more....

This Wardapi Jukurrpa (Goanna Dreaming) tells the story of a group of Karnta women that were sitting down in a circle. A man named Wamaru from Mt Theo of the Japangardi skin, came to the women. He took a girl of the wrong skin, a Nungarrayi woman named Yurlkurinyi, and they went up the hill and made love. The earth turned to Ngunjungunju (yellow and white ochre). The man turned himself and all the ‘karnta’ (women) into ‘wardapi’ (goannas). The ochre is still found on top of the hill. Today it is used for love magic and ceremonial decoration.

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“Lapita Journey” by Rusiate Lali

Catalog Number
14230RL
Type
Paintings
Size
76cm x 76cm

The artist’s matrilineal lineage is connected to the Lapita people who travelled more....

The artist’s matrilineal lineage is connected to the Lapita people who travelled long distances throughout the Pacific from South East Asia in outriggers, navigating at night by the stars. Much has been written about the Lapita pottery that predates many civilizations and is wide ranging throughout the Pacific. They had beautiful designs and quite sophisticated usage that stem from water jugs, cooking pots and also ceremonial usage that depict characters from mythological times connected with places, animals and fauna.

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“Lapita Journey 2” by Rusiate Lali

Catalog Number
14301RL
Type
Paintings
Size
91cm x 121cm

The artist’s matrilineal lineage is connected to the Lapita people who travelled more....

The artist’s matrilineal lineage is connected to the Lapita people who travelled long distances throughout the Pacific from South East Asia in outriggers, navigating at night by the stars. Much has been written about the Lapita pottery that predates many civilizations and is wide ranging throughout the Pacific. They had beautiful designs and depicted characters from mythological times connected with places, animals and fauna. Rusiate’s grandmother Taraivini Wati was recognised as one of Fiji’s leading potters. She was a strong believer in traditional culture and an extraordinary storyteller.

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“Mitjili Napanangka Gibson – Wilkinkarra ” by Mitjili Napanangka Gibson

Catalog Number
9962MN; Acrylic on linen
Type
Paintings
Size
122cm x 152cm

This painting is about getting snake vine (Ngalyipi) from where they grow around more....

This painting is about getting snake vine (Ngalyipi) from where they grow around the sand hills of Lake MacKay and splitting the vine to make traditional rope or twine. Traditionally, the bark is torn into long strips that are plaited together to form sandals that could be used when the sand was very hot or when there were fields of sharp broken stones to walk upon. The snake vine (Ngalyipi) was an important component in certain ceremonies.

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“Minyma Tingari (Women’s Dreaming)” by Barbara Napangardi Reid

Catalog Number
6288BR; Acrylic on canvas
Type
Paintings
Size
61cm x 122cm

This work by Barbara Reid is her Minyma Tingari (Women’s Dreaming). This is the more....

This work by Barbara Reid is her Minyma Tingari (Women’s Dreaming). This is the Tingari women (represented by the ‘U shapes’) travelling to the ceremonial sites that surround Tjukurla (Western Desert). This monochromatic muted and delicate work depicts the natural landscape of sand hills and rock holes that are the significant places where the Tingari women perform and narrate their ceremonies and dreamtime stories.

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“Woorliman & Woorlggoman (Purnululu)” by Jack Britten

Catalog Number
PRINTAP-JB37
Type
Limited Edition Prints
Size
100cm x 67cm

This limited edition is a beautiful sought after work by Jack Britten. The artis more....

This limited edition is a beautiful sought after work by Jack Britten. The artist Jack Britten spent most of his youth as a stockman working the country around the Bungle Bungle Ranges (Purnululu) south of Turkey Creek. Jack knows this country intimately and paints all the stories that belong to it. Jack Britten is most renowned for his works of Purnululu, the Bungle Bungle region of which he became the most senior living custodian.

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“Primal Survival” by Rusiate Lali

Catalog Number
10589RB
Type
Paintings
Size
91cm x 122cm

After the major flood in Fiji at the beginning of 2009 during which animals and more....

After the major flood in Fiji at the beginning of 2009 during which animals and crops were destroyed and lost, the artist was fascinated to see how primitive life re-emerged in the aftermath. Traditional village people believe that ancestral spirits live on plants, on wind and in the sea. Big rains and flood are caused by Ancestral Mermaids (who are represented in the lower right of the painting). There is a little angel running along the top left. Rusiate has placed his personal trademark symbols on the upper right of the painting and traditional tapa designs filter throughout the work.

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“Tingari Cycle” by Walala Tjapaltjarri

Catalog Number
YSed45WT; Northern Editions
Type
Limited Edition Prints
Size
108cm x 46cm

During the creation era, the Tingari Ancestors gathered at a series of sites for more....

During the creation era, the Tingari Ancestors gathered at a series of sites for Initiation Ceremonies. They travelled across country, performing rituals at specific sites, creating the natural features of the landscape. These creation stories and rituals are portrayed in song cycles, paintings, ceremonies, and are part of the continuous teaching to the next generation. The artist is retelling the Song Cycle associated with the artist's many ancestral dreaming sites, and the locations of these significant natural sites in the Gibson Desert.

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“Mountain Devil Lizard” by Kathleen Petyarre

Catalog Number
PRINTBH-100KP; Etching and aquatint
Type
Limited Edition Prints
Size
12.5cm x 14cm

This interesting etching is Kathleen Petyarre principal Dreaming story of the Mo more....

This interesting etching is Kathleen Petyarre principal Dreaming story of the Mountain Devil Lizard. Her signature dots mark the tracks across the land of the tiny creature, but also serve to obscure more important ceremonial meaning in the work. Born in 1940, Kathleen’s Anmatyerr country is about 300 kms to the north-east of Alice Springs in central Australia. Her art practice has included batik, work on paper and canvas, and she has worked as a professional artist in Utopia and, more recently, Adelaide, for over 25 years.

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“Salt on Mina Mina” by Dorothy Napangardi

Catalog Number
DN21 (black); Color soap ground and sugar bite aquatints with aquatint
Type
Limited Edition Prints
Size
44cm x 44cm

This Limited Edition Etching depicts a major women’s ceremonial site known as Mi more....

This Limited Edition Etching depicts a major women’s ceremonial site known as Mina Mina, the artist’s custodial country located near Lake Mackay in the Tanami Desert. Topographically, the sacred site of Mina Mina is made up of two enormous soakage areas that rarely filled with water. In this striking design of white dotting Dorothy depicts the crustations of salt stretching infinitely onward, etched with the tracks of the women as their paths stretch on, crossing and merging; telling their stories.

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“Salt on Mina Mina (white)” by Dorothy Napangardi

Catalog Number
DN22; Color soap ground and sugar bite aquatints with aquatint
Type
Limited Edition Prints
Size
44cm x 44cm

This Limited Edition Etching depicts a major women’s ceremonial site known as Mi more....

This Limited Edition Etching depicts a major women’s ceremonial site known as Mina Mina, the artist’s custodial country located near Lake Mackay in the Tanami Desert. Topographically, the sacred site of Mina Mina is made up of two enormous soakage areas that rarely filled with water. In this striking design of white dotting Dorothy depicts the crustations of salt stretching infinitely onward, etched with the tracks of the women as their paths stretch on, crossing and merging; telling their stories.

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“The Horseman” by Rusiate Lali

Catalog Number
H14230RL
Type
Paintings
Size
18cm x 12cm

In this sublime miniature work the artist has given extra arms and legs (some ca more....

In this sublime miniature work the artist has given extra arms and legs (some carried by angel wings) towards the Horseman to give added protection for his journey. The horse and the horseman are deeply connected and share the same essence and structure. This work is delicate, yet packed with the artist’s touch. There is his trademark graphic black and white design elements, his use of red, and the symbolism carried in the lines and pattern, delicately etched into such a small space.

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