Aboriginal Art Exhibitions Melbourne

Are you interested in Australian Aboriginal Art? Would you like to see some of the best exhibitions of indigenous art in Melbourne? Whether Aboriginal art is one of your passions, or you’d just like to find out more about our indigenous artists, their paintings and the Aboriginal culture, then a visit to the Mandel Art Gallery in Melbourne is a must. Located opposite the old APM Paper Mills on Heidleberg Road, our modern and spacious art gallery is home to an enormous collection of both traditional and contemporary Aboriginal artwork.Read More

With over 20 years of experience in Aboriginal artwork sales, we’re passionate about showcasing our indigenous talent; whether they’re internationally acclaimed artists, or they’re just setting out on their painting journey. Our well-known and prestigious gallery always has permanent exhibitions of paintings by both established artists and new and up and coming talent, which are available for purchase at very competitive prices.

In addition, we also put on special art exhibitions on a regular basis, which aim to highlight the work of a particular artist or which are based on a specific theme. One such theme based exhibition entitled “Bush Medicine Leaves”, featured paintings by artists from Utopia including the much acclaimed Gloria Petyarre, Rosemary Petyarre, Jeannie Petyarre, and Janet Golder Kngwarreye to name a few. This kind of themed exhibition is the perfect way to see the interpretation that each individual artist puts on their view of a particular theme, and how they portray this when they put a brush to canvas.

Past exhibitions have also featured artists who have spent time as our in-house resident artist, with one such exhibition featuring the work of Utopia artist, Tanya Price Nangala, whose primary dreaming includes Bush Dreaming, Women Ceremonies and Honey Ant. Tanya has recently added Wild Flowers to her list, enabling her to create spectacular paintings using her trademark sophisticated dotting style.

Another popular exhibition featured Gloria Petyarre, an artist of both national and international repute. Showcasing her most recent style ‘Bush Medicine Leaves’, the paintings in this exhibition depicted the leaves of the Kurrajong Tree that are used to treat many different ailments.

This year we’ve already hosted exhibitions to honour the considerable talents of Betty Mbitjana and Willy Tjungurraayi, with our most recent exhibition showcasing the work of Anna Price Petyarra, (also known as Anna Price Pitajara). Now in her fifties, Utopian artist Anna is the daughter of Glory Ngale, and she uses two common themes of Yam Seed and Yam Flower to influence her paintings; the yam seed has long been the staple food of Anna’s people. She also uses a ‘My country’ theme where she highlights the landscape of Utopia, painting hills, rocky outcrops, salt lakes and waterways.

If you want to experience the best original Aboriginal Art Exhibition Melbourne has available, be sure to check out the rest of our website to see what’s up and coming.

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In July the feature exhibition was focused on an emerging artist – Geraldine McDonald who spent three weeks painting in our gallery along with her renowned grandmother Debra McDonald Nangala. Debra is originally from Papunya and comes from a heritage of remarkable artists. Her late grandfather “Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi” was prominent first generation artist and … Continue reading Debra McDonald Nangala – Papunya Tula Artist Exhibition (15th – 31st August)

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Geraldine McDonald comes from a long family tree of painters, her grandmother being Debra McDonald who derived a lot of her dreamings from her grandfather – Shorty Lungata. Geraldine was our resident painter for three weeks during this month – July. It was very fulfilling to see this young lady demonstrated her skills on canvas, … Continue reading Geraldine McDonald – A young artist making her stand in the art world (15 – 29 Jul 2017)

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Narelle Kitson is another emerging artist as with many indigenous artist, they don’t always paint full-time and this is certainly the case with Narelle she has come to Melbourne to visit family and we have taken her in as our resident painter. In this period we have seen her wonderful works being “Water dreaming and … Continue reading Narelle Kitson – The daughter of highly acclaimed Janet Long Nakamarra (15 – 30 Jun 2017)

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In March, we had an exhibition to showcase the wonderful works of ‘Felicity Robertson Nampitjinpa’ from Yuendumu. As mentioned we were fortunate to have felicity paint in Gallery in late December 2016. Through Felicity’s assistance we have been fortunate entice three prominent artists from Yuendumu – Ida, Alice & Loraine Granites. The Trio painted for … Continue reading Artist from Yuendumu – Ida, Alice & Loraine Granites Exhibition (09th – 27th May)

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View from our vast selection of Aboriginal artist each exhibiting several paintings under one umbrella in our new exhibition room. These paintings are by prominent artists from various language groups which live within the western and central deserts, also included we have selected a number of handpicked pieces by talented emerging Artists from this famous … Continue reading Bits & Pieces: Combination of Artists – Central & Western Desert Exhibition (04th – 27th April)

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This exhibition will highlight paintings by one of the many talent painters from Yuendumu, Felicity Robertson Nampitjinpa. We were able to entice Felicity to come and paint in the gallery for a two week period in late December. Painting in a comfortable and relaxed environment within our gallery, Felicity produced outstanding pieces which currently takes … Continue reading FELICITY ROBERTSON NAMPITJINPA Exhibition (10th – 26th March)

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Somethings never date and the ‘Petyarre’ sisters are a testament to this. The immense movement in their paintings is something you never get tired of. Jeanine & Rosemary Petyarre are the leader in the medicine leave paintings as there are other Eutopian Artists, who paints similar stories but never with the finesse of Jeanine and … Continue reading Jeanine & Rosemary Petyarre – Legendary sister’s showcasing their incredible ‘Medicine Leaves’ (10 – 28 Feb 2017)

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Its been a long time coming, finally we have Kurun Warun paintings on exhibition, we are truly excited and honoured to be associated with this special artist. His works instantly attracts you and leaves you asking for more. His creation of “living with water” takes you to anywhere in the world where pristine waters dominate … Continue reading Masterpieces of the future – The Amazing Kurun Warun Exhibition (11 NOV – 21 NOV 2016)

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History is very important and so a paintings from the past. We are showcasing paintings from many years ago and to emphasizes the rich and simple execution of these incredible powerful  paintings. This exhibition will feature works from Gloria petyarre, Babarra Weir, Leonel Possum, Anna Price Petyarre, Glory Ngala and many more.  In viewing this … Continue reading Paintings from the past (26th Sep – 10th Oct 2016)

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Due to popular demand we are having another Black and White exhibition. Mandel Art GALLERY has a room dedicated to black and white paintings only. This room has proved to be so popular, that we have had to move it to a bigger room. We must say that black and white paintings are very sophisticated and stylish … Continue reading Black White paintings are everyone favourite exhibition 6 Aug – 20 Aug 2016