Kimberley

The landscape of the Kimberley region of north-west Australia finds vivid expression in the art of its indigenous peoples. It is a land of dramatic rock forms and stretches of arid earth. (The celebrated ‘Bungle Bungles’ stand at the centre of the region’s National Park.) The artists of the area (principally from the Kija language group) have developed their own highly distinctive style - working in natural ochres on canvas, and recording the stark silhouettes of their rocky terrain – its mythic origins and its contemporary history.

 

Amongst the celebrated artists from the region – with whom the gallery has worked – are Rover Thomas (who represented Australia at the 1990 Venice Biennale), Queenie McKenzie, Lily Karedada (noted for her representations of the Wandjina cloud spirits), and Lloyd Kwilla (who appeared with Rebecca Hossack on the 2008 BBC programme, Beat the Bank).

 

 

  • Kimberley Artworks

    • Goody Barrett, Untitled, 1999
      Goody Barrett, Untitled, 1999
    • Jack Britten, Purnululu - The Bungle Bungles, 1992
      Jack Britten, Purnululu - The Bungle Bungles, 1992
    • Jack Britten, Woorliman and Woorlgooman, 1995
      Jack Britten, Woorliman and Woorlgooman, 1995
    • Jack Britten, Night Corroboree, 1996
      Jack Britten, Night Corroboree, 1996
    • Paddy Carlton, Kamarramoolboong, 2003
      Paddy Carlton, Kamarramoolboong, 2003
    • Biddy Dale, Wandjina, n.d.
      Biddy Dale, Wandjina, n.d.
    • Alan Griffiths, Jimarook Billabong, 1993
      Alan Griffiths, Jimarook Billabong, 1993
    • Billy Thomas Joongoora, Waterhole Country, n.d.
      Billy Thomas Joongoora, Waterhole Country, n.d.
    • Mabel Juli, Warloon, 1994
      Mabel Juli, Warloon, 1994
    • Mabel Juli, Nyawooroo, c.1990
      Mabel Juli, Nyawooroo, c.1990
    • Louis Karadada, Wandjina figure, 1998
      Louis Karadada, Wandjina figure, 1998
    • Lily Karedada, Wandjina, 1998
      Lily Karedada, Wandjina, 1998
    • Lily Karedada, Ponnai Wandjina, c.1996
      Lily Karedada, Ponnai Wandjina, c.1996
    • Rosie Karedada, Turtle, Bush Turkey, Shield, n.d.
      Rosie Karedada, Turtle, Bush Turkey, Shield, n.d.
    • LLoyd Kwilla, KP2611, 2008
      LLoyd Kwilla, KP2611, 2008
    • LLoyd Kwilla, KP2609, 2008
      LLoyd Kwilla, KP2609, 2008
    • Queenie Mckenzie, The Horse Creek Massacre 1880s, 1998
      Queenie Mckenzie, The Horse Creek Massacre 1880s, 1998
    • Jack Dale Mengenen, Proof Stones, 2006
      Jack Dale Mengenen, Proof Stones, 2006
    • Shirley Purdie, Warrabung, n.d.
      Shirley Purdie, Warrabung, n.d.
    • Rover Thomas, Tracks, 1994
      Rover Thomas, Tracks, 1994
    • Rover Thomas, Jaandoo - Wild Dog Dreaming, 1995
      Rover Thomas, Jaandoo - Wild Dog Dreaming, 1995
    • Rover Thomas, Bililuna, 1995
      Rover Thomas, Bililuna, 1995
    • Rover Thomas, The Milky Way Dreaming, 1997
      Rover Thomas, The Milky Way Dreaming, 1997
    • Unknown Artist, Wandjina Figure, 1970

      Unknown Artist, Wandjina Figure, 1970