Artists

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”

Karnta Karnta Billy Thomas

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.

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…

Nyuju Stumpy Brown

Great Sandy Desert, WA

“My paintings are about my country, my mother’s country and my father’s country. We lived in the desert country (the Great Sandy Desert)…

Sonia Kurarra

Great Sandy Desert, WA

Sonia Kurarra grew up in the river country at Yungngora (Noonkanbah). She paints the sandy billabong country along the stretch of the Fitzroy River. Sonia relates her paintings to her birth country, Martuwarra (River Country), rather than her ancestral home of the Great Sandy Desert.

Tjumpo Tjapanangka

Gibson Desert, WA, Great Sandy Desert, WA

At the time of his passing in 2007, Tjumpo Tjapanangka was Balgo’s most venerated male artist and the most highly regarded Law Man and Maparn (traditional healer) in the community. He is a senior custodian for his country, around Wilkinkarra (Lake McKay), and for its Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) stories…

Weaver Jack

Great Sandy Desert, WA

This is my country, Lungarung country. This is where I was born, I travelled around this place as a young women walking through the sand dunes (Tali) collecting Mayi (bushfood) with my mother”

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