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Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

Australian Aboriginal Artwork WAT3358 90x120cm 17500

In September 2016 an untitled work by  Walimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri measuring 183 x 244 cm. Sold at Sotheby’s auction London for a stunning $AUD 286,473.

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ABORIGINAL ART CENTRE

Aboriginal Art Centre is a leading online gallery specializing in paintings by Australian Aboriginal Artists from the Central and Western Deserts. The Australian Aboriginal Artwork offered at our online gallery is mainly obtained from artists living in communities such as YUENDIMY UTOPIA Kiwirrkurra WA, the APY lands and the Kimberly’s.

Angelina Ngala Pwerle

Angelina Ngala Pwerle

Angelina Ngala Pwerle     Angelina Ngala Pwerle was born in 1947, Angelina is a well recognised Aboriginal artist whose paintings have gained international acclaim. Angelina draws inspiration from her grandfather’s land, Arlparra, and her artwork often features...

Anna Price Pitjara

Anna Price Pitjara

Anna Price Pitjara Anna Price Pitjara was born at Utopia in the 1960s. She is related to the great Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Kudditji Kngwarreye. Being a traditional Aboriginal women she is involved in sacred ceremonies. Anna paints Awelye- ceremonial body paint...

Bambatu Napangardi

Bambatu Napangardi

Bambatu Napangardi Bambatu Napangardi was born in around 1940 in Winron, Pintupi country, across the Western Australian border, east of Kiwirrkura, Bambatu Napangardi grew up in the bush living a traditional life with her family, hunting and living off the land, as...

Betty Mbitjana

Betty Mbitjana

Betty Mbitjana Betty Mbitjana is a member of an impressive family of artists, and is coming into her own as a painter capable of carrying on the family traditions with her own unique interpretations. Her mother, the late Minnie Pwerle, was one of the most remarkable...

Bill Harney

Bill Harney

Bill Harney Yidumduma Bill Harney born on Willeroo Station about 1936 is a tribal elder from the Wardaman country in the Fitzmaurice Region – 120km south west of Katherine in the Northern Territory Australia. The country is known as the Land of the Lightning Brothers....

Dolly Petyarre Mills

Dolly Petyarre Mills

Dolly Petyarre Mills Dolly Petyarre Mills was born at Boundary Bore Outstation, circa 1948. Dolly Petyarre comes from a large family of established and emerging artists. Dolly sister Gloria Petyarre and brother Greeny Purvis (dcd) are both internationally recognised...

Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra

Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra

Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra was born in Papunya, a well-known Aboriginal artists’ co-operative, and raised within a large family of painters including her world-renowned stepfather, artist Turkey Tolson (dec’d), and uncle Johnny Warrankula both...

Evelyn Pultara

Evelyn Pultara

Evelyn Pultara Evelyn Pultara is not merely painting her colourful pieces but rather she is synchronizing with the energies of her totem, the Bush Yam. When Evelyn started painting in 1997, she painted Dreamings like the Awelye and Bush Tucker and later proceeded into...

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Australian Aboriginal Artists Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi   Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi was born in Mt Allan, Northern Territory, Gabriella Possum is the elder daughter of the renowned painter, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (1932 – 2002). She began painting at an early...

George Hairbrush Tjungurrayi

George Hairbrush Tjungurrayi

GEORGE HAIRBRUSH TJUNGURRAYI     George Hairbrush Tjungarrayi was born around 1943 North West of Kiwirrkurra, in the Gibson Desert in WA. Naata Nungurrayi and Nganngi (Nancy) Nungurrayi, are his siblings, both famous artists like George. George and his family...

Gladys Kemarre

Gladys Kemarre

Gladys Kemarre Gladys Kemarre was born in about 1937, the majority of Gladys’s works depict the Bush Plum Dreaming. However she also paints Dancing Ladies and Bush men. In this painting she describes Dancing Ladies and women’s ceremonies where Senior Women “sing in”...

Gloria Tamarre Petyarre

Gloria Tamarre Petyarre

Gloria Tamarre Petyarre Gloria Tamarre Petyarre is one of the Seven Petyarre Sisters of Utopia acclaimed for their unique painting styles despite taking the custodianship of the same totem, the Arnkerrthe or the Mountain Devil Lizard. Gloria’s distinguishing style can...

Janet Golder Kngwarreye

Janet Golder Kngwarreye

Janet Golder Kngwarreye     Janet Golder Kngwarreye comes from the Utopia region. Janet is the granddaughter of the world-renowned artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Kudditji Kngwarreye and is further related to many of the famous Utopian artists including Gloria...

Jeannie Mills Pwerle

Jeannie Mills Pwerle

Jeannie Mills Pwerle     Jeannie Mills Pwerle was born in 1965 in Utopia, in the Atnwengerrp region and belongs to the Alyawarr language group. Jeannie is the daughter of the well-known artist, Dolly Mills. She is also the niece of the Utopia elder and acclaimed...

Judy Watson Napangardi

Judy Watson Napangardi

Judy Watson Napangardi   Judy Napangardi Watson was born at Yarungkanji, Mt Doreen Station. Napangardi made many trips on foot with her family, back to Mina Mina and Yingipurlangu, her ancestral country on the border of the Tanami and Gibson Deserts. She lived there...

Julie Woods Baker

Julie Woods Baker

Julie Woods Baker     Julie Woods is a Pitjantjatjara woman living in Kanpi community, a small settlement in the far northwest of South Australia. Her mother is Elaine Woods and her grandmother is Maringka Baker. Julie is married to Lance Peck and they have one...

Kathleen Ngala

Kathleen Ngala

Kathleen Ngala Kathleen Ngale is a senior woman, born c.1930 in the Utopia region of Central Australia. She belongs to the oldest living generation of Utopia artists and has in the last two decades emerged as one of the greatest Aboriginal artists, having been...

Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye

KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE     Kudditji Kngwarreye is the younger brother of the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye, and an Anmatyerre elder and custodian of many important Dreamings and a custodian for ceremonial sites located in his country at Utopia Station, and many of...

Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye

KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE     Kudditji Kngwarreye is the younger brother of the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye, and an Anmatyerre elder and custodian of many important Dreamings and a custodian for ceremonial sites located in his country at Utopia Station, and many...

Kylie Kemarre

Kylie Kemarre

Kylie Kemarre Kylie Kemarre is the daughter of Janice Clarke Kngwarrey and Wally Clarke Pwerl, both Utopia artists. Kylie has been painting since the late 1990s. Her intricate dot work and detailed studies of bush flowers, camp stories and designs associated with the...

Lily Kelly Napangardi

Lily Kelly Napangardi

Lily Kelly Napangardi Lily Kelly Napangardi is a senior law woman of the Mt Liebig community, in the Northern Territory, north-west of Alice Springs. 

She was born at Haasts Bluff in 1948 and moved to Papunya in the 1960′s.

Lilly holds authority over the Women’s...

Lindsay Bird Mpetyane

Lindsay Bird Mpetyane

Lindsay Bird Mpetyane Lindsay Bird Mpetyane is the nephew of the great Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Lindsay was born in 1942 at Ungoola he is a member of the Eastern Anmatyerre people. In 1975 Lindsay Bird Mpetyane and his family established their own permanent community on...

Lorna Fencer Napurrula

Lorna Fencer Napurrula

Lorna Fencer Napurrula Lorna Fencer Napurrula was among the many Warlpiri people forcibly relocated to Lajamanu situated at Hookers Creek, where a government settlement had been established. This country is the traditional land of the Gurindji Aboriginal people....

Maringka Baker

Maringka Baker

MARINGKA BAKER     Maringka Baker is a highly sought after senior Pitjantjatjara artist. She lives in Kanpi, a remote community 100kms east of the tri-state borders of Western Australia, South Australia, and the Northern Territory. Maringka was born c.1952...

Mitjili Napurrula

Mitjili Napurrula

Mitjili Napurrula Mitjili Napurrula is a Pintupi woman from the Haasts Bluff region west of Alice Springs. She was born about 1945 and is half-sister to artist Turkey Tjupurrula Tolson and Narpula Napurrula. Obviously artistic talent runs in the Family. Mitjili’s...

Narpula Scobie Napurrula

Narpula Scobie Napurrula

Narpula Scobie Napurrula Narpula Scobie Napurrula is one of the first few women known to paint for the Papunya Tula Artists, a group of artists of the Papunya Tula Movement which were highly regarded for their high standard work and powerful style, Narpula Scobie...

Narrabri Nakamarra

Narrabri Nakamarra

Narrabri Nakamarra The painting is associated with the rock hole site at Lupulnga where women traveled and performed their ceremonies. The linear pattern represents the sandhills (tali).

Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri

Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri

Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri was born in Haasts Bluff about 1948. In 2006 she was the winner of the 23rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander Award. In 2004 Ngoia received First Prize in the Advocate Central Australian...

Ningura Napurrula

Ningura Napurrula

Ningura Napurrula Ningura Napurrula Gibson was born around 1938 at Watulka in Western Australia, south of the modern Kiwirrkura community. Ningura Napurrula moved to Papunya in the early days of the settlement with her husband Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi, a renowned...

Polly Ngala

Polly Ngala

Polly Ngala Polly Ngala-Aboriginal Painter lives at Utopia with her family and sisters. She was born about 1940 into the Anmatyerre tribe and is one of our great Utopian artists and is younger sister to Kathleen Ngala, another of the great Utopian artists She began...

Queenie Lion Kemarre

Queenie Lion Kemarre

Queenie Lion Kemarre Queenie Lion Kemarre is a senior woman of the Alyawarr tribe. She was involved with the summer project of 1988-9 and earlier with the introduction of batik workshops at the Utopia community. Queenie is represented in the ‘Holmes a Court’...

Ray James Tjangala

Ray James Tjangala

Ray James Tjangala Ray James Tjangala is a great artist that emerged from the apprenticeship to one of the pioneer painters of Papunya who founded the desert painting movement, Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi, Ray James Tjangala quickly caught the public’s attention with...

Tatali Napurrula

Tatali Napurrula

Tatali Napurrula Tatuli Napurrula was born in Haasts Bluff about 1957 and now lives in Kintore. She is associated with the Papunya Tula (Western Desert) Artists and began painting in the 1990′s. Tatuli is an innovative Western Desert artist. Her paintings depict...

Thomas Tjapaltjarri

Thomas Tjapaltjarri

Thomas Tjapaltjarri   Thomas Tjapaltjarri was one of a group of nine that made national headlines in 1984. They were described as “the Last Nomads”. The group caused a sensation when they walked out of the desert and made contact with the “modern” world for the...

Violet Petyarre

Violet Petyarre

Violet Petyarre Violet Petyarre together with sisters Kathleen, Gloria and Myrtle began producing batik on silk and like many Utopia artists, commenced painting on canvas later on. Since then she has come a long way and is regarded as an outstanding Utopian artist....

Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri was born east of Kiwirrkurra, Western Australia, Warlimpirringa came to Kiwirrkurra with his family in 1984. (This family group was considered to be one of the last Pintupi who made contact with modern Australia)....

Willy Tjungarrayi

Willy Tjungarrayi

Willy Tjungarrayi     Willy Tjungarrayi is one of the most sought after painters of the Western Desert, Willy Tjungurrayi is a senior Pintupi man, entitled by his ancestry and communal position to paint the sacred and secret Tingari cycle. He has been...

Yinarupa Nangala

Yinarupa Nangala

Yinarupa Nangala Yinarupa Nangala was born in the Kiwirrkura region of Western Australia. She is a second generation Papunya Tula artist, the daughter of the late Anatjari Tjampitjinpa. She began painting in 1996 and in 2009 was the winner of the Telstra and Torres...

Yuyuya Nampitjinpa

Yuyuya Nampitjinpa

Yuyuya Nampitjinpa     Yuyuya Nampitjinpa was born west of Muyinga in Western Australia, just over the Northern Territory border, circa 1946. Her family moved into Haasts Bluff in the 1950s and later to the newly formed Papunya Community. She is the sister...

AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ART

Australian Aboriginal Art is the oldest surviving art forms currently being practiced by many of the traditional Aboriginal Art was inspired by religious rituals or ceremonies. Aboriginal Art is based on animals or patterns with all the drawings and paintings on designs having stories behind them.