Artists

Abie Kemarre Loy

Utopia, NT

Abie demonstrates through her painting a fascinating portrayal of the country in which she lives. She has a wonderful, liberated style that is constantly evolving and an astonishing ability with colour.

Ada Bird Petyerre

Central Australia, Utopia, NT

Ada Bird Petyarre was a significant contributor of one of the most important art movements to emerge from the desert – “the Utopia Women”.

Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Yuendumu, NT

Alma Nungarrayi Granites paints many stories all of which have been passed down to her from her father and the generations before him. All her paintings tell creation stories that relate to the artists traditional country… “I want my art to tell the story of my ancestors and be able to show the…

Barbara Napangarti Reid

Western Desert

Barbara Napangarti Reid’s paintings are beautiful depictions of place, paintings of the lands to which she is custodian and the songs that explain them. Characteristic for Barbara is the depiction of puli – rock formations, and tuli – sand hills…

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.

Billy Benn Perrurle

Harts Range, NT

As one of Australia’s most beloved outsider artists, Billy Benn’s work has attained such a significant and unique place in the Aboriginal art market. Since joining Bindi Inc in 1981, he had been painting his father’s country, working from memory to create a visual map of country that he has not…

Cindy Nakamarra Gibson

Cindy is the daughter of strong cultural law woman and artist, Mitjili Napanangka Gibson. Cindy paintings has its own beautiful and colourful expression, whilst showing her pride in the influence of her mother…

Colleen Wallace Nungarrayi

Eastern Desert

My country is called Arnumarra, that is my grandfather’s country… Colleen is well known for her Dreamtime Sisters, dancing Awelye (women’s ceremony), protecting country…

Delilah Freddy Puruntatameri

Melville Island, Tiwi Islands

Delilah is the daughter of the late renowned artist Paddy Freddy Puruntatameri, and sister to leading Tiwi carvers Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri and Matthew Freddy Puruntatameri.

Deve Tareguci

Fiji

Deve Tareguci is the grandson of internationally famous Raku potter Taraivini Wati, from Nasilei village, Rewa Delta. Before she died his grandmother shook Deve’s hand and said he would be an artist…

Dhuwarrwarr Marika

Arnhem Land

Dhuwarrwarr Marika is a senior Yolngu woman from East Arnhem Land, a member of the Rirratjingu clan and part of a family ‘dynasty’ whom are accomplished artists and passionate advocates of indigenous rights. As a senior states person for her people, Dhuwarrwarr has been on numerous local and…

Don Nakadilinj Namundja

Arnhem Land

Nakadilinj holds a knowledge of traditional law and the focal site of his clan’s land, Mankorlod, (more specifically the site of his name-sake (Na)kadilinj).

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…

Dr George Tjapaltjarri

Gibson Desert, WA

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.

Dymphna Kerinaiua

Melville Island, Tiwi Islands

Dymphna Kerinauia is a strong cultural woman from Tamulampi region of Melville Island that is part of the Tiwi Islands, on the northern tip of Australia. Her Skin group is Anjiluwi (Rain) and her Dance is Tartuwali (Shark).

Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra

Walungurru (Kintore), Western Desert, NT

After the death of her father, Elizabeth was raised by her stepfather Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula and uncle Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, both esteemed artists of the Papunya Tula art movement.

Elizabeth Nyumi Nungurrayi

Parwalla

This artwork depicts the country known as Parwalla, dominated by tali (sand hills). This is her father’s country, located far to the south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert, west of Kiwirrkurra.

Fred Tjakamarra

The late Fred Tjakamarra is a senior Law Man, born and living a traditional lifestyle in Warlpiri country, north of Lake Mackay, south of the Balgo Hills community, a region stretching across the borders of the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Producing a body of work whose subject matter…

Freddie Timms

Kimberley, WA

Recognised as one of the senior Kimberley painters, artist Freddie Timms created beautiful sparse paintings in bold ochre colours of his Kimberley homeland. They are minimalist ‘aerial’ / map view of country…

Geraldine Nowee

Arnhem Land

Geraldine is a powerful young painter and her work has grown from strength to strength since she started in 2002. The various flowers, seeds and bush tucker that can be seen within her work dominate the region at various times of years. ​

Gracie Pwerle (Purle) Morton

A highly regarded contemporary Australian artist, Gracie began her painting career in the 1980’s at Utopia working initially with batik before transposing her designs onto canvas. Gracie has a distinctively minimalist style, highlighted by delicate dotting and a traditional palette. The finesse…

Greeny Purvis Petyarre

Utopia, NT

Born in the 1930’s, Greeny Purvis Petyarre is a tribal elder and ceremonial leader of his country, Alhalkere. He is a very spiritual painter with an intimate understanding and love of his country, with his most recognised and predominate body of works, depicting the root system of the pencil yam…

Irami Buli

Fiji

“Art is not about portraying a perfect picture. For me it’s more a self-portrait of who you don’t know. The more I dwell within me the more curious I became about the millions of things I don’t know about myself.”

Janelle Napaltjarri Stockman

Arnkawenyerr, Utopia

Janelle Napaltjarri Stockman is granddaughter of one of the key founding members of the Papunya Tula movement, Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri. An extremely talented artist with a soaring career in front of her, Janelle was tragically killed in a car accident in 2009 at 33 years of age. Her life was…

Jean Baptiste Apuatimi

Melville Island, Tiwi Islands

Jean Baptiste immersed herself in making art and gradually forged a radical individual style… “recognisable for its gestural verve, audacious jilamara and oscillation between figuration and conceptual abstraction. The potency of her innovative aesthetic derives from both its compositional…

Jeke Lagi

Fiji

….. perfecting my painting technique a day at a time ….. I have been influenced by many different ideas. I see ideas in the intricate grain of the smallest breadfruit seed or piece of wood. Even a simple word from a conversation can create the feeling of a painting in my mind. I find ideas in…

Jimmy Pike

Great Sandy Desert, WA

“My work is painting and drawing, telling stories from the Dreamtime and about places where Dreamtime people travelled through my country. They set down the Law for real people today, wherever they are. Thats what I paint”

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