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…

Billy Thomas Joongoora

Great Sandy Desert, WA

In his own words, Billy was born “wild” in the mid 1920ʻs south of Billiluna Station in the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia. After a career as a stockman, police tracker, and traditional healer, Billy Thomas was to become renowned as an artist.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

Jorna Napurrurla Nelson

Yuendumu, NT

Jorna painted her mother and father’s Jukurrpa stories and Dreamings which relate directly to her country. These stories, as was the tradition were passed down to her by her parents and their parents before them for millennia. Her paintings were generally stories about sacred sites, animals and…

Judy Napangardi Watson

Yuendumu, NT

Born at Yarungkanji, Mt. Doreen Station (west of Yuendumu), Judy Napangardi Watson is a senior Warlpiri female painter. A woman of incredible energy that is transmitted to her work through her dynamic use of colour, and energetic “dragged dotting” style. She is at the forefront of a move…

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.

Kathleen Ngale

Utopia, NT

An amazing energetic elderly artist, she experimented with colour and brush strokes in creating works that had energy and intensity, and canvases that exuded clouds of luminosity, celebrating the seasons and productivity of her country…

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Gibson Desert, WA, Western Desert

Just as the Dreaming connects all of life, Linda herself incorporates contemporary events into the Dreaming…

Margaret Baragurra

Great Sandy Desert, WA

Margaret Baraburra paintings is known for combining traditional designs from the Great Sandy Desert with the vibrant colours of the saltwater landscape of the Kimberley. Her artwork has enjoyed critical acclaim and she has been widely exhibited. Her work evokes powerful memories of her country in…

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