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Galleries in East Kimberley


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Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery

Over 1000 of the finest Authentic Aboriginal Paintings, artefacts & gifts from more than 60 leading artists. Huge Online Gallery and Info Centre.

  • Galleries:Aboriginal,Painting,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 9am – 4pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery is one of the world’s largest aboriginal art galleries and is based in Kununurra, the gateway to the beautiful Kimberley region in Western Australia. They specialise in providing authentic Australian aboriginal art at exceptional prices.

All their artworks purchased online come with a 100 per cent money back guarantee so you can acquire artworks online with complete confidence. They supply certificates of authenticity with all artworks and excellent provenance is provided.

Artlandish supplies the highest quality Kimberley and desert artworks with more than 500 paintings on display in their gallery and over 1,000 online. They offer aboriginal paintings on canvas, linen and bark, as well as didgeridoos, boomerangs and many other aboriginal artefacts and gift items.

Specialising in the ochre Aboriginal Art of the East Kimberley, they also offer a huge range of Aboriginal Art from throughout Australia including Central/Western Desert, Utopia, Yuendumu and Arnhem Land regions.

Many of the Artists paint in house at the gallery and most days you will find several of the artists visiting or painting at the gallery.

For those that cannot make it to the gallery in Kununurra, there is a huge online Media Library on their website with many interviews with the artists as well as videos showing the artists painting these amazing artworks. There is also a vast Aboriginal Art informational library covering many different areas within the Aboriginal Art genre.

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

Celebrating Art and Culture

  • Galleries:Aboriginal,Craft,Drawing,Painting,Sculpture,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm (May - September also open Saturday 10am – 2pm)

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts specializes in contemporary collectable art of the East Kimberley. Situated in Kununurra, in the heart of Miriwoong country, Waringarri artists share the importance of country and culture, while exploring a celebration of colour, composition and individualism.

The art centre is wholly indigenous owned and operates as an artists’ studio and gallery selling ochre paintings, limited edition prints, engraved boabs and wood carvings.

Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30am – 4.30pm. Weekends by Appointment.

Warlayirti Artists - Balgo

Warlayirti Artists from the Balgo Community specialise in fine art paintings, as well as etchings on paper, photography, film and music.

  • Galleries:Aboriginal,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:By appointment

Details

Description

Warlayirti Artists is one of Australia’s leading Indigenous art centres whose artists have a reputation for producing uniquely individual and vibrant artworks.

Established in 1987, Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation is located in the small Indigenous community of Wirrimanu (Balgo) and serves approximately 200 Indigenous artists from the communities of Wirrimanu, Mulan and Kururrrungku (Billiluna). 

Warmun Art Centre

Warmun Art is a visual expression of Gija country. Purchase ochre paintings that use earth colours dug from Gija land; a unique form of Aboriginal art.

  • Galleries:Aboriginal,Painting,Art Gallery

Details

Description

Please note after serious storm damage in March 2011, Warmun Art Centre currently has only a temporary gallery until repairs are completed.

Gallery hours are 10.30am-2.00pm or by appointment, please contact (08) 9168 7496

Warmun Roadhouse has directions to the temporary gallery space.

WARMUN ART CENTRE was established in 1998 by leading artists of the Warmun (Turkey Creek) community. WARMUN ART is an Indigenous enterprise owned and governed by Gija artists. It is located amid the spectacular landscapes of the East Kimberley and it is this country that is being represented in the unique style of Warmun paintings. Inspired by the oldest stories on earth, Warmun’s Aboriginal art is collected and appreciated the world over. The work is diverse, vibrant and captivating. Visitors to the Art Centre can learn what is behind these dramatic paintings in ochre and how this painting movement began.

Gija artists paint their country using ochres dug from their land. Each canvas is painted with natural pigments hand-collected in the Kimberly and crushed to create a luscious array of earthy tones. Art is a traditional and contemporary expression of land and culture for Gija people. It is an inseparable and celebratory part of Gija culture and country. Warmun art draws on traditional Ngarranggarni (Dreaming) stories as well as contemporary events and the life experiences. Many of the older artists spent their earlier lives as stock men and station workers, walking or riding all over their country

Warmun art has a national and international reputation thanks to the leadership of highly successful Warmun artists like Rover Thomas, Queenie McKenzie, George Mung Mung and Paddy Jaminji. Their distinctive styles inspire a new generation of Warmun artists to represent Gija art and culture with flare and diversity. Today, renowned artists like Betty Carrington, Lena Nyadbi, Patrick Mung Mung, Mick Jawalji, Mabel Juli, Churchill Cann, Beerbee Mungnari, Gabriel Nodea, Nancy Nodea, Rusty Peters, Shirley Purdie, Madigan Thomas and Phyllis Thomas lead the way for a group of more than 70 younger artists and many of their children.

Warmun artists continue the rich tradition of the East Kimberly painting with ochres dug from Gija country. Artworks represent interrelated experiences of Gija culture, stories of Creation Ancestors, pastoral work and contemporary Gija Life.

WARMUN ART CENTRE operates an artists’ studio and an architecturally designed gallery space displaying and selling outstanding artworks by senior and emerging artists. Buyers can be assured of ethical trading by purchasing directly from the artists through their own art centre. Seeing the Centre’s gallery and learning about Gija art and culture creates an enriching experience for visitors that will stay with them forever.

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