Kimberley

WORKS         EXHIBITIONS

 

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 Works

    • Goody Barrett, Untitled, 1999
      Goody Barrett, Untitled, 1999
    • Goody Barrett, Jiyiliny Banoo Nginini Joolam - Boorroo, n.d.
      Goody Barrett, Jiyiliny Banoo Nginini Joolam - Boorroo, n.d.
    • 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, 1999
      Biddy Dale, Wandjina, 1999
    • Alan Griffiths, Jimarook Billabong, 1993
      Alan Griffiths, Jimarook Billabong, 1993
    • Hector Jandony, Untitled , n.d.
      Hector Jandony, Untitled , n.d.
    • Hector Jandony and Adam Rich, Dewari - Devil on The Midday Show, 1997
      Hector Jandony and Adam Rich, Dewari - Devil on The Midday Show, 1997
    • Billy Thomas Joongoora, Waterhole Creation Story, 1996
      Billy Thomas Joongoora, Waterhole Creation Story, 1996
    • Billy Thomas Joongoora, Gunamboorlayi Country, 1998
      Billy Thomas Joongoora, Gunamboorlayi Country, 1998
    • Mabel Juli, Nyawooroo, c.1990
      Mabel Juli, Nyawooroo, c.1990
    • Mabel Juli, Warloon, 1994
      Mabel Juli, Warloon, 1994
    • Mabel Juli, Wora Wora l, 1999
      Mabel Juli, Wora Wora l, 1999
    • Mabel Juli, Wora Wora II, 1999
      Mabel Juli, Wora Wora II, 1999
    • Louis Karedada, Wandjina, 1998
      Louis Karedada, Wandjina, 1998
    • Lily Karedada, Wandjina, 1998
      Lily Karedada, Wandjina, 1998
    • Lily Karedada, Ponnai Wandjina, c.1996
      Lily Karedada, Ponnai Wandjina, c.1996
    • Rosie Karedada, Wandjina Figure, 2003
      Rosie Karedada, Wandjina Figure, 2003
    • Rosie Karedada, Turtle, Bush Turkey and Shield, n.d.
      Rosie Karedada, Turtle, Bush Turkey and Shield, n.d.
    • LLoyd Kwilla, KP2611, 2008
      LLoyd Kwilla, KP2611, 2008
    • LLoyd Kwilla, KP2609, 2008
      LLoyd Kwilla, KP2609, 2008
    • Queenie Mckenzie, Minmarriya Country, c.1998
      Queenie Mckenzie, Minmarriya Country, c.1998
    • Queenie Mckenzie, The Horse Creek Massacre 1880's, 1998
      Queenie Mckenzie, The Horse Creek Massacre 1880's, 1998
    • Queenie Mckenzie, Barramundi Dreaming, 1998
      Queenie Mckenzie, Barramundi Dreaming, 1998
    • Jack Dale Mengenen, Djalala Marker Stones, 2006
      Jack Dale Mengenen, Djalala Marker Stones, 2006
    • Nancy Nodea, Hills of Warnum I, 1999
      Nancy Nodea, Hills of Warnum I, 1999
    • Nancy Nodea, Hills of Warnum II, 1999
      Nancy Nodea, Hills of Warnum II, 1999
    • Marika Patrick, Purnululu, 2009
      Marika Patrick, Purnululu, 2009
    • Shirley Purdie, Warrabung, 1996
      Shirley Purdie, Warrabung, 1996
    • Freddie Timms, Ned Kelly, 1996
      Freddie Timms, Ned Kelly, 1996
    • Freddie Timms, Joolabun - Dog Dreaming, 1996
      Freddie Timms, Joolabun - Dog Dreaming, 1996
    • Mary Thomas, Kitja Dreaming, 1999
      Mary Thomas, Kitja Dreaming, 1999
    • Phyllis Thomas, Untitled, 1999
      Phyllis Thomas, Untitled, 1999
    • Rover Thomas, Tracks, 1994
      Rover Thomas, Tracks, 1994
    • Rover Thomas, Jaandoo - Wild Dog Dreaming, c.1995
      Rover Thomas, Jaandoo - Wild Dog Dreaming, c.1995
    • Rover Thomas, Bililuna, c.1995
      Rover Thomas, Bililuna, c.1995
    • Rover Thomas, The Milky Way Dreaming, 1997
      Rover Thomas, The Milky Way Dreaming, 1997
    • Madigan Thomas, Derran - Black Cockatoo, n.d.
      Madigan Thomas, Derran - Black Cockatoo, n.d.
    • Karedada, Wandjina Figure, 1970
      Karedada, Wandjina Figure, 1970