Don't miss our opening 6pm Friday 16th March 2018
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Kimberley Collectables

This exhibition launching on Friday March 16th has taken some sorting out!  But it’s online and up on our gallery walls.  Ochre history!  A 1979 Paddy Jaminji, a 1983 Rover Thomas, a group of paintings by Patsy Anguburra Lulpunda painted when she was 102 years old, some historical Jack Dale’s – the list goes on.  Prices range from under $1000 to $65000 so there’s
something there for most.

Early dot painting history

Back in 1971 at the start of the dot painting movement at Papunya, a Warlpiri artist named Paddy Japaljarri Stewart was a contributor to the first painting – the Honey Ant Dreaming painted on the wall of the local school.  It was repainted to cover the secret/sacred nature of that first painting.  Paddy went on to return to his home town of Yuendumu some years later.  About 1984, he and other local artists painted 30 of the school doors with many of the Dreamings from their Warlpiri culture – now known as the Yuendumu doors – 24 of which are in the Art Gallery of South Australia.  Paddy passed away in November 2013.  His legacy lives on and we were honoured to be offered some older paintings by this amazing artist.  They are in stock now and well priced.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Local Tasmanian Aboriginal artist Julian Oates will present his fifth solo exhibition with us in April followed by Sam Juparulla Wickman (pictured left) with his glass pieces and precision paintings in May. 

Both will be spectacular and in hot demand. 

Vale Tjungarrayi 

We heard via the media of the December passing of Patrick Tjungarrayi.  We mourn with his family (brother of Helicopter and Elizabeth Nyumi), his community and the Pintupi people.  He was instrumental in the setting up of the Purple House for dialysis services.  One of his major works hangs above Euan’s desk at home.

Top 20

Our February Top 20 exhibition has been a rolling feast!  We celebrate our 20 most popular artists from the previous calendar year with a show to prove their prowess.  The new Dennis Nona was our #1 and is now consistently selling multiple prints each week.  What a superb artist and conveyor of Torres Strait culture and knowledge!  When will the institutions place his works back on display?  It’s well overdue.

New Arnhem Land works

We have had a number of amazing works in from Maningrida over the past few weeks including this powerful sculpture by Mathaniel Bilinjarra Pascoe.  It’s a Warraburnburn – ghost figure. 

There’s more!  Barks, mimihs, lorrkons - just ask us!
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