Please Note: This entire website contains the names of Australian Aboriginal artists, some of who may be deceased or become deceased. If this is offensive to you, you should not read further.
At the heart of all Australian Aboriginal art is "The Dreamtime."
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of the Australian Aboriginal desert peoples
are often called sand paintings.
This reference stems from
their genesis in ground paintings that are
created by clans
as they move from place to place in the desert. The
gathers around a central site, which is cleared so that "paintings"
can be created using seeds, flowers, sand,
stones, feathers, and other
natural substances. The
clan elders sing their way through the painting
imparting tribal knowledge to younger members of the
The various symbols are explained and interpreted
as lessons in the
clan's history and heritage, its creation
story, and the location of
sacred sites, food sources,
and water holes.
designs are painted on art board and
canvas for sale to the outside
world. While the precise
meanngs of the designs are usually unclear
they have deep cultural significance to clan members.
Details usually are not revealed to anyone outside the clan. Even then,
only males who 'graduate' to high rank
in the clan learn the full menaing
of the designs.
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Christine Peterson Nangala
W688 Walpiri 36"x30"
KA29 Worimi 22"x23"
K168 Pitjantjatjara 34"
KA28 Worimi 24"x35"
KC13 - 14" x 21"
K007-13.25" x 17"
KB86-23" x 23"
24" x 38"
56" x 28"
42" x 24"
24" x 36"
48" x 28"
Sonder Turner Nampintjinpa
49" x 43"
48" x 18"
Nancy Campbell Napanangkpa
36" x 24"
Gariella Possum Nungarrayi is the eldest daughter of Clifford Possum Tjapaltarri (deceased), arguably the most reknowned Australian Aborigine painter of or time. Clifford's influence on Gabriella was profound as he was both teacher and role model for her. Gabriella was born at Mt. Allen in the Australian "outback" in 1967. She won her first art award in Alice Springs while in college.
Here are 5 of her signed paintings. Click to view larger images and more information about each "Dreaming".
Women's Body Painting
work has been exhibited in Washington, DC, London, England,
Berne, Switzerland, and the United Nations Headquarters in
New York City. She is represented in collections ranging from
the Holmes a Court collection and the Flinders University
Museum to the Kelton Foundation Collection in Santa Monica,
CA, and the Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia in Melbourne.
first came to our attention in 1990 when we met her outside
a gallery in Sydney. She visited our hotel room a day later.
With child in tow and pregnant like a melon, she unrolled
her canvasses. We were immediately struck by the quality of
her work and became instant fans. We purchased all that she
had with her.
have since sought out her work wherever we have shopped for
Australian Aboriginal art. We were able to acquire five new paintings, showing the evolution of her work from very disciplined traditional
designs to more adventurous splashes of vibrant color - still
representing the Dreamings of her people.
colors are approximate due to the differences
in Web browsers.
We hope you enjoy them.
KB58 - Blitner
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Myers, FL. 33908