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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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

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Unfortunately good quality small paintings are hard to find, Artist generally like to paints larger works of art. So we at Mandel Art Gallery are putting on a small’s exhibition. People in Units, Apartments or just small walls have trouble finding paintings to suit their needs. So we have huge collection of small’s to suit everyone’s needs. … Continue reading Small Paintings for Everyone Exhibition 24 Jul – 5 Aug 2016

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George Hairbrush Tjungurrayi paintings can be hypnotic, his use of lines and swirls is unique only to him. Some people love his work and some others are less enthusiastic, we at Mandel love his work and can get enough of it. George is a first generation painter born near Kiwirrkurra in Gibson desert near Kintore, … Continue reading George Hairbrush Tjungurrayi Exhibition 01 Jul – 14 Jul 2016

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Anna Price Petyarre mystifies us with incredible detail in what we believed is her most popular style titled ‘ My Country’, it is perhaps in the last two years that this style has really blossomed. Anna comes from a rich family of indigenous painters mostly very very successful and we believe Anna to be one … Continue reading Anna Price Petyarre Exhibition 16 Jun – 29 Jun 2016

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Kudditji Kngwarreye is one of a kind, often referred to as ‘Mark Rothko’ a masterful painter. Kudditji baffles us with his age but he must be approaching or already in his 90’s. Quite remarkable until just recently this man still painting masterpieces at this age. Unfortunately his health is not well and we don’t expect … Continue reading Kudditji Kngwarreye – A master painter there is only one of him, exhibition 05 Jun – 15 Jun 2016

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 Whilst Thomas paints uncomplicated, structural depictions of his dreaming “Tingari Cycle”, we believe Thomas is an exceptional artist with a very expressive and powerful dotting technique which is shared by numerous other Pintupi artists, his two brothers “Warlimpirrnga” and Walala being amongst them  This is  evident when you see Thomas’s works in person. We invite … Continue reading Thomas Tjapaltjarri Exhibition 30 APR – 09 MAY 2016

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Mandel Aboriginal Art Gallery is holding unique exhibition featuring the highly credentialed and renowned Utopian artist Barbara Weir which showcase her stunning “Grass Seeds” paintings. Excited by the short grass growing in Utopia called Lyaw Munyeroo or Pigsweed, Barbara’s grass seeds paintings incorporate a sequence of compact brush strokes that lap over and intertwine to … Continue reading Barbara Weir Exhibition 02 APR – 18 APR 2016

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The outstanding features of Anna’s Painting are the amount of preparation time and detail that goes piece that is painted. This is apparent when observing her works giving the observer the scope to view the paintings in contrasting context. Anna Price Pitajara was born in the mid ninety sixties (approx 1965)at Utopian Northern Territory. She is … Continue reading Anna Price Petyarre (Also known as Pitjara) Exhibition 2 Mar – 15 Mar 2016

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