Lajamanu

WORKS         EXHIBITIONS

 

The remote community of Lajamanu on the edge of the Tanami Desert in the Northern Territory was initially wary of the Desert Painting movement. The community elders at first felt that their traditional sacred designs should not be set down in permanent form, or for contemplation by the uninitiated. But by the middle of the 1980s that position had shifted, and a painting movement was begun. It proved an immediate success. The great cultural strength and integrity of the, largely, Walpiri community has given the art of Lajamanu a particular purity and force.

 

Amongst the leading artists from the community are Abie Jangala, Lorna Fencer, Ronnie Lawson and Peggy Napaljarri Rockman.

  • Lajamanu Works

    • Abie Jangala, Water Dreaming - Ngapa III, 2000
      Abie Jangala, Water Dreaming - Ngapa III, 2000
    • Abie Jangala, Katinpatimpa, 2002
      Abie Jangala, Katinpatimpa, 2002
    • Teddy Morrison Jupurrurla, Kulukuku-Wild Bush Dove, 2003
      Teddy Morrison Jupurrurla, Kulukuku-Wild Bush Dove, 2003
    • Biddy Nungurrayi Long, Bushvine Ngalyipi - Snake, 1994
      Biddy Nungurrayi Long, Bushvine Ngalyipi - Snake, 1994
    • Liddy Nelson Nakamarra, Yala - Bush Yam Dreaming, 1991
      Liddy Nelson Nakamarra, Yala - Bush Yam Dreaming, 1991
    • Rosie Tasman Napurrula, Grass Seed Dreaming - Bush Grain, 2002
      Rosie Tasman Napurrula, Grass Seed Dreaming - Bush Grain, 2002
    • Peggy Napaljarri Rockman, Sick Husband and Wives, 1994
      Peggy Napaljarri Rockman, Sick Husband and Wives, 1994
    • Unknown Artist, Digging Stick, c. 1995
      Unknown Artist, Digging Stick, c. 1995