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Top 10 famous Aboriginal women artists Australia from Mandel Aboriginal Art Gallery Melbourne

Christine Yukenbarri

Christine Yukenbarri is the daughter of two of Balgo's most famous Australian artists, Helicopter Tjungurrayi and Lucy Yukenbarri. Born in 1977 at Balgo, Western Australia (previously Balgo Hills and Balgo Mission). Christine belongs to the Kukatja language group and to the Nakamarra skin Group. Currently she lives     Read More

History of Australian Indigenous Art by Mandel Aboriginal Art Gallery

Australian indigenous art from an artistic point of view is regarded as the longest established semblance of art in the world. Some of the earliest format of Aboriginal art recognized were ground designs, rock carvings and body paintings. Some of these engravings are known to date back in excess of 60,000 years which were originally found on some of     Read More

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The significance of aboriginal art and symbols for the indigenous people is that for centuries they have utilized inventive drawings and markings to recount their stories and messages which is a vital ingredient within their culture.

Whilst indigenous art can be presented in various formations such as dots, cross hatching, maps of circles, spirals, lines and dashes which are recognized as being the traditional aboriginal art communication of the Western Desert people. However it is     Read More

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Top Selling Aboriginal Artists 2015 from Mandel Aboriginal Art Gallery

Walangkura Napanangka

Women Ceremony is Walangkura‘s dreaming through her painting depicts stories of the country and specific sites of her traditional homeland closely associated with sacred women sites where ceremonies are held within Kintore area. Her pallet of deep sandy orange highlighted against more sombre white and yellow, tightly packed with an intensity of geometric line work represents the sand hills     Read More

Top 10 reasons why to own an fabulous aboriginal painting this Christmas for yourself or Christmas present for a loved one. Indigenous art is unique and for someone who has everything it may be the perfect gift.

1. Unique, Original & Authentic 

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1. Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri is regarded as the most celebrated Australian indigenous artist and certainly from the Central Western desert area especially the country north of western McDonnell Ranges. Born in 1932 on Napperby Station, he initially worked as a stock-man on various cattle stations in and around this location to which he     Read More

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Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi is the eldest daughter of renowned artist Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, who was awarded Order of Australia in 2002. In 1985 Gabriella won the prestigious Alice Springs Art Award while still a student at Yirara College. In Australia, Gabriella is recognized as a culturally significant artist and her work has been exhibited in the U.S.A and throughout Europe including the Modern Art-Ancient Icon exhibition (1992) and Down Under (1993).

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George Hairbrush Tjungarrayi is a famous Australian indigenous artist, he was born around 1943 at North West of Kiwirrkurra, located in the Gibson Desert in Western Australia. His 'sisters' are Naata and Nganngi (Nancy) Nungurrayi both famous aboriginal artists. George Tjungarrayi and his family lived a traditional life until they came out of the western desert region by way of Mt Doreen Station and Yuendumu. In 1962, George walked to Papunya as a guide for Jeremy Long's Welfare Branch patrol. In     Read More
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Like many of the women artists of the Utopia region, Bessie began her artistic career in batiks before turning her enormous talents to acrylic paint on canvas. She was taught her craft by her famous mother, Polly Ngala [Ngale], with whom she now shares the same dreaming - Bush Plum [Arnwekety]. Bessie also paints the bush flowers with a strong and vibrant palette of beautifully dappled colours. She still lives at Utopia with her mother and her equally renowned aunties,     Read More