About Gallery Gondwana

In the beginning…

Representing Contemporary Aboriginal Art since 1990. Sourcing the best in contemporary Aboriginal paintings, Australian design, and arts from Fiji and the wider Pacific region. From the start, Gallery Gondwana worked exclusively with a core group of cutting edge indigenous artists, providing them…

Exhibition

01 January 2018 - 31 December 2019

Gallery Gondwana Exhibitions

We are excited to be planning our series of online exhibitions over the next 12 months… after the thought provoking “Climate Change in The Pacific” by Fiji’s leading multi-media artist Rusiate Lali, other exhibitions in the pipeline cover a varied range of topics that include some of our key…

Blog

Saturday February 2, 2019

Note on Orthography - part of a Catalogue essay

A standardised system for writing a specific language. Numerous orthographies have been applied to Australian Aboriginal language; to some extent this is dependent on ‘linguistic fashion’.

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.

Collector's Portfolio

Tommy Watson

Anumarapiti

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

Dorothy Napangardi

Rare and monumental work

This rare monumental work is the last available artwork of this stature and size by the internationally renowned Dorothy Napangardi.

With most significant pieces of this size now held in institutions and galleries, some in private collections, this significant major work has been released from Gallery Gondwana private collection.

Catalogues

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.

Catalogues

Billy Benn Perrurle

Visionary Landscapes of Artetyerre

As one of Australia's most beloved 'outsider artists' it is no small wonder that Billy Benn's work has attained such a significant and unique place in the Aboriginal art market.

Since joining Bind Inc in the early 80's, he had been painting his father's country, working from memory to create a visual map of country that he has not seen since a boy. He first showed with the Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs in the year 2000.

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.

Catalogues

Dorothy Napangardi

Limited Edition Prints

Gallery Gondwana present the original Limited Edition Prints by Dorothy Napangardi.

Dorothy worked with a number of print studios including the renowned Crown Point Press, as well as Northern Editions (Darwin, NT), Basil Hall Editions (Darwin, NT) and Belinda Fox Studios (Melbourne, VIC).

We have unpacked some Dorothy limited edition prints stock that we are offering on specials. A number of works are now in short supply, whilst others are now sold out. So get in early to secure one or more of these beautiful works.

Catalogues

Mitjili Napanangka Gibson

Straddling two worlds…

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

Mitjili was born around 1932 at Winparrku (Mt Webb), in Pintupi country not far from Kiwirkurra in Western Australia. Her ancestral country is Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay), her father’s country, located in the Gibson Desert, on the Western Australian and Northern Territory border. Mitjili is from the Pintupi Language group, and also speaks fluent Warlpiri.

Stockroom

Featured Artwork

Affordables and collectables…

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…

Catalogues

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."

Catalogues

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.

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

Fiji

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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