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AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL- DESERT ART


  • Lorna Fencer

    Kangaroo tucker
    C/No. 7225
    Size: 120 x 170 cm.
    Acrylic on Canvas
    ....Price: $15,000

  • Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

    Tingari
    C/No. 4888
    Size: 74 x 160 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    Price: $8,500

  • Judy Watson

    Womens Dreaming
    C/No. 4755
    Size: 95 x 168 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    Price: $14,500

  • Kuddtji Tjungarrayi

    My Country
    C/No. 4715
    Size: 124 x 182 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    Price: $12,500....

  • Thomas Tjalpaljarri

    Tingari
    C/No. 13166
    Size: 120 x 178 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    Price: $6,500

  • Malcolm Jagamarra

    Lander River
    C/No. 7808
    Size: 101 x 125 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    ....Price: $4,500

  • Kuddtji Tjungarrayi

    My Country
    C/No. 4656
    Size: 64 x 96 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    ....Price: $2,800

  • Ningura Naparrula

    Womens Ceremony
    C/No. 1854
    Size: 92 x 150 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    ....Price: $6,500

  • Evelyn Pultara

    Yam Dreaming
    C/No. 4639
    Size: 93 x 154 cm.
    Acrylic on Linen
    ....Price: $3,600

  • George Ward

    Tingari
    C/No. 4474
    Size: 100 x 120 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    ....Price: $6,500

  • George Ward

    Tingari
    C/No. 10557
    Size: 120 x 174 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    ....Price: $12,000

  • Janet Long Nakamarra

    Bandicoot Dreaming
    C/No. 8656
    Size: 78 x 109 cm.
    Acrylic on Canvas
    ....Price: $2,200

  • Lorna Fencer

    Kangaroo tucker
    C/No. 8458
    Size: 61 x 101 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    ....Price: $6,000

  • Makinti Napanangka

    Hairstring
    C/No. 4674
    Size: 128 x 180 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    ....POA

  • Malcolm Jagamarra

    Lander River
    C/No. 6557
    Size: 81 x 120 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    ....Price: $4,200

  • Ngoia Napaltjarri

    Swamps near Nyrippi
    C/No. 10500
    Size: 124 x 156 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    ....Price: $5,500

  • Sonda Turner Nampijinpa

    Women's Ceremony
    C/No. 7917
    Size: 113 x 127 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    ....Price: $3,800

  • Sonda Turner Nampijinpa

    Women's Ceremony
    C/No. 7938
    Size: 94 x 127 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    ....Price: $3,500

  • Turkey Tolson

    Tingari
    C/No. 2000-1
    Size: 60 x 150 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    ....Price: $5,500

  • Walala Tjapaltjarri

    Tingari
    C/No. 12933
    Size: 61 x 152 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    ....Price: $3,200

  • Walala Tjapaltjarri

    Tingari
    C/No. 8766
    Size: 90 x 136 cm.
    Acrylic on linen
    ....Price: $3,200

  • Gloria Petyarre

    Medicine Leaves
    C/No. 11830
    Size: 120 x 196 cm.
    Acrylic on Linen
    ....Price: 12,000

  • Sharon Numina

    Emu Dreaming
    C/No. 12316
    Size: 129 x 200 cm.
    Acrylic on Canvas
    ....Price: 2,200

  • Sharon Numina

    Fire Dreaming
    C/No. 12834
    Size: 158 x 161 cm.
    Acrylic on Canvas
    Price: $2,500....





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Aboriginal Dot Paintings from Central Australia

Based around rich Dreamtime traditions, each of our artists’ Aboriginal dot paintings represents a traditional story that showcases the diverse Indigenous cultures. Many Aboriginal nations originated in Australia’s deserts, and so the dot paintings represent the desert life and culture.

The Dreamtime stories, spanning at least forty thousand years into Indigenous history, represent the intersection of humanity, the physical world and the sacred. Shared with voice, not writing, the stories surround the origins of life, from the native animals – the eagle, kangaroo, lizard and dingo – to the topography of the earth. They tell us why the world looks the way it does, with its rolling hills and expansive lakes. They tell of the natural laws, which underpin humanity’s survival.

Having learnt the traditions of the style through extended practice, each artist is acclaimed throughout the world for their technique and precision at bringing the spoken Dreamtime stories to life. The artists represented by AAIA are well versed in the Dreamtime tradition of storytelling, drawing its rich influences into their dot paintings. Each showcasing a story from an Aboriginal culture, the paintings are a beautiful insight into an ancient art form.

Technique of the dot paintings

Traditionally, dot paintings were completed using ochre, a clay-based material dug from the earth. However modern painting techniques see the artists using acrylic paints. Readily available, acrylics allow for a rich representation of the artist’s message, with so many shades and colours available for use.

The canvases vary extensively, with some demonstrating perfect precision and miniscule dots. Others are strewn with a cacophony of larger dots, seemingly placed haphazardly over the canvas, expressing the emotions of its artist. This latter style is typical of older Aboriginal artists who follow a relaxed and painterly style.

Contact us to discuss your art purchase

To discuss your upcoming acquisition of a rich piece of Aboriginal art, contact our consultants, Phil and Rose Hall, located in Darwin. With more than two decades of experience in the industry, they are proud to be located near the country’s major Aboriginal art centres, to bring you a stunning and culturally indicative art piece.