Directors Notes

Vatu Sanctuary for Sale

A fabulous opportunity to own this unique property

A discrete oasis, under desert skies. Home to writers, film makers, artists, judges, medicos, ….. Vatu has been a stunning sanctuary for over 15 years…

04 March - 31 October 2021

Rusiate Lali… Solo Exhibition 2021

Exhibition Extended: A fresh exciting online show for 2021 from the master painter in Fiji… from the sombre images of a pandemic that flashed around the world and out of the tears of 2020, we welcome you to the online Rusiate Lali Solo Exhibition 2021


In the beginning… Leaving home, 1943

Continuing our journey into the extraordinary world created by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri… extracts by her partner Russell Sim…

Chapter 4 - An introduction to Tjungkiya Wukup…

Featured Portfolio / Catalogues

Gallery Gondwana present some exciting new portfolios, collections and online catalogues, with works viewable in our new downloadable documents and from within the website. More will be added, and if you like a particularly artist, just follow the Artists link at the top or bottom of the page.


Featured Artwork

Affordables and collectables… Take a stroll through our Stockroom with a selection of works from the masterful to the gorgeous…

Not sure what you like… looking for that special artwork… looking at starting or adding to your existing collection… then check out our Stockroom…

We offer a range of renowned artist such as Queenie Nakarra McKenzie, Vincent Forrester, Weaver Jack and also many works from our key artists… including Dr George Tjapaltjarri, Dorothy Napangardi, Barney Campbell, Linda Syddick, Julie Robinson, Walala Tjapaltjarri etc…


Dorothy Napangardi

Honouring and Remembering the Art and Life of Dorothy Napangardi

Gallery Gondwana is proud to launch our book “Honouring and Remembering the Art and Life of Dorothy Napangardi”.

This monograph by the author Roslyn Premont (founder and director of Gallery Gondwana) traces a period of Dorothy’s career and their close friendship from 1987 to 2013.

Told in a story book style, this journey is revealed through Roslyn’s personal collection of photos and notes, recounting Dorothy’s life story, her remarkable art and the inspiration behind it.

Extract: Honouring And Remembering The Art And Life Of Dorothy Napangardi


Mitjili Napanangka Gibson

The revered Aboriginal elder Mitjili Gibson Napanangka straddles two worlds — a traditional hunter-gather in the Western Desert and that of a internationally renowned artist in Alice Springs.

Mitjili paints mythological narrative relating to her country and often will depict narrative through multiple layers in the one painting. She uses an aerial perspective and highlights important sites with a painterly but also spontaneous technique.

While the narrative of her paintings is a fluid range of connections that can change with each viewing, there are two consistent themes. There is the focus on her early life spent with close family members and then the reference to a landscape soaked with traditional perceptions of creation.


Dr George Tjapaltjarri

Dr George paintings possess a wonderful rawness and boldness, conveying his strong, continuous association with his traditional country, ceremonies and the application of body paint designs.

George Tjapaltjarri or ‘Dr’ George as he became known, was one of several ngangkari (traditional healers – ‘Cleverman’) who was highly respected for his work as a community health worker, who worked in association with the Kintore and Tjukurla Medical Clinics.

‘Dr’ George first came into contact with white society when he walked out of the desert in 1964. His traditional country includes Karrinwarra, which is located west of Kintore and the Kilinga – Wanampa region located west of Jupiter Well.


Walala Tjapaltjarri

Walala created a highly graphic language beyond the classical Pintupi designs…

In late 1984, Walala and several other members of the Pintupi tribe walked out of the remote wilderness of the Gibson Desert in Western Australia and made contact for the first time with European society. Described as “The Lost Tribe“, he and his family created international headlines.

Introduced to painting in the mid ‘90’s by his brother Warlimpirrnga, Walala’s first paintings were in a classical Tingari style. But it wasn’t long before he began abstracting the classical Pintupi designs, creating a highly graphic language to speak of his country and ceremonial sites. The rectangles so prominent in his paintings form both a physical and spiritual map.


Barney Campbell Tjakamarra

Men of High Degrees series…

As a senior law man and highly respected elder, Barney had the right to paint the ‘Tingari Cycle’ stories. One of the founding members of the Papunya Tula art movement in the 1970’s, he was introduced to us by his friend Dr George Tjapaltjarri, whilst getting treatment in Alice Springs Hospital.

Barney would regularly be found painting in the Gallery Gondwana Studio. He would often be heard singing in language by the staff, immersed in the ritual of painting his creation stories.

Collector's Portfolio

Tommy Watson


A stunning example of the artwork of Tommy Watson, this painting, Anumarapiti - is now available for sale. The painting has a rich and powerful presence.

Tommy Watson is a senior Pitjantjatara elder and Law man of Karima (Karimara) skin group. His given names of Yannima and Pikarli relate to specific sites near Anumarapiti.

Collector's Portfolio

Billy Benn Perrurle

Artetyerre, 2007

Billy Benn produced very few works of this scale and this was one of the most memorable paintings we had in the Gallery. One of our key national galleries put it on hold immediately but because of lack of funding at that time couldn’t proceed, so astute collector’s snapped up this magnificent work.

This work from a highly regarded and highly collectable senior male artist have been reluctantly put up for resale as their owners have moved interstate and no longer have enough walls space to house this work.


Queenie Nakarra McKenzie

Queenie started painting in her 70s, the first woman in her community to do so.

Queenie Mckenzie began painting in the late 1980’s after being encouraged by her friend Rover Thomas. She went on to become an internationally respected artist, whose works in paintings and print provide a prominent and compelling comment on the Aboriginal experience.

“Every rock, every hill, every water, I know that place backwards and forwards, up and down, inside out. It’s my country and I got names for every place.”

Key Artists

Dorothy Napangardi

Central Desert, Western Desert

One of the leading artists of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement, Napangardi’s work is highly sought after by both collectors and curators worldwide. Her paintings and prints have been widely exhibited and are in all national collections within Australia and in major collections worldwide…

Barney Campbell Tjakamarra

Walungurru (Kintore), Western Desert, NT

Barney Campbell Tjakamarra is of the Ngaanyatjarra language group, born circa 1928 at Kaylilwarra south Warbuton in the Gibson Desert of Western Australia and is a well respected Pintupi Law-Man.

Rusiate Lali


Stunning Melanesian Aesthetic Energized with Powerful Modernist Expression… Rusiate Lali is a man of his times. Coming from a long lineage of potters, carvers, tapa cloth and fibre artists, Rusiate is one of the most exciting and provocative artists to exhibit at Gallery Gondwana. In 1999 he was…

Julie Nangala Robinson

Yuendumu, NT

Julie is the traditional custodian of her country Pirlinyanu, a land of rocky outcrops and deep water springs. It is a water dreaming site (Ngapa Jukurrpa) near Mina Mina.

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Gallery Gondwana Fiji

Please phone Rusiate Lali to book a visit his studio.
It is located in a beautiful environment on a farm 10 minutes from Nausori airport, 45 minutes from Suva.
Pick ups from airport can be arranged.
Fresh juices from the farm await your arrival.

A wonderful opportunity to meet one of the most exciting artists of the Pacific Islands.
Selection of artwork available and commissions accepted.


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