Top Selling Aboriginal Artists 2015 from Mandel Aboriginal Art Gallery
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 of the sacred sites.
Awelye is Minnie’s painting depicts body painting, designs which women would paint on their upper bodies for ceremonies. The structure consists of a series of lines in alternative widths, patterns and colours along with in this case with circles representing bush melons to form part of body painting.
Bush Medicine Leaves is the painting portrays leaves from plant species containing medicinal properties. The leaves are boiled, resin is added and mixed into a paste, which is used as bush medicine for many ailments. Gloria’s blending of different colours that appear to create an intensity of elevated levels of abstraction, which result in the optical effects being quite stunning to the viewer.
Jeannie is known to paints her dreaming style which is “Bush Medicine Leaves”. Jeannie paints bush tucker stories, such as this stunning piece her work is characterized by vibrant and intricate designs that immediately captures one’s attention. “Bush Medicine” relates to the process of mixing various fruits and plants with animal fat to create medicine.
Ancestral Travels – this painting recounts the travels of Ningura’s ancestors and the rockhole site of Walyuta south-west of Kintore in the Western Desert in Central Australia. Ningura’s work is characterized with the strong dynamism and bold linear design compositions created by heavy layers of acrylic paint.
George Ward Tjungurrayi
Tingari Cycle (refers to the travels of his ancestors in mythological times). George’s painting relates to such an event which is generally of a secret nature and as such limited details are available. Tingari are regarded as a group of ancestral beings of dreaming who traveled over vast areas of the country, performing rituals and creating and shaping specific sites on the landscape.
Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi
Seven Sisters Dreaming – This magnificent painting by Gabriella depicts the story of seven sisters walking through the Tanami desert being perused by male (known as the Jakamarra man). To get away from him, the seven sisters have the capacity to materialize into stars and head for the night sky above the desert however in be known to them the Jakamarra man also has the power to materialize into a star as he does and follows them but is always one step behind. The seven circles represent the sisters and a gap to the eighth represents the Jakamarra man