Ngukurr

WORKS         EXHIBITIONS

 

Ngukurr is a small but vital community, situated on the Roper River, in the wetlands of south-eastern Arnhem Land. Although it evolved from Roper River Mission (established 1908) it has retained a strong sense of traditional cultural identity. The aboriginal painting movement arrived at the community relatively late  – in 1987 – but it created an immediate cultural energy and excitement. Ngukurr art rapidly achieved a reputation for its dynamism – its combination of the novel and the traditional, its bold use of colour, its innovative sense of design.

 

The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery has long championed the work of Ngukurr artists, mounting exhibitions of paintings by Sambo Barra Barra and Amy Johnson, Willie Gudapi, Barney Ellaga, and the Joshua Sisters (Gertie Huddleston, Angelina George, Dinah Garadtji and Eva Rogers).

  • Ngukurr Works

    • Sambo Barra Barra, Four Goannas, 1994
      Sambo Barra Barra, Four Goannas, 1994
    • Sambo Barra Barra, Water Birds Feeding at Roper River, 1994
      Sambo Barra Barra, Water Birds Feeding at Roper River, 1994
    • Sambo Barra Barra, Two Crocodiles, 1995
      Sambo Barra Barra, Two Crocodiles, 1995
    • Sambo Barra Barra, Crocodile Story, 1997
      Sambo Barra Barra, Crocodile Story, 1997
    • Amy Johnson, Sambo Barra Barra, River Life in Black, 1994
      Amy Johnson, Sambo Barra Barra, River Life in Black, 1994
    • Sambo Barra Barra, Four Goannas, 1995
      Sambo Barra Barra, Four Goannas, 1995
    • Amy Johnson, Sambo Barra Barra, Roper River Animals, 1994
      Amy Johnson, Sambo Barra Barra, Roper River Animals, 1994
    • Amy Johnson, Sambo Barra Barra, River Life in Brown, 1994
      Amy Johnson, Sambo Barra Barra, River Life in Brown, 1994
    • Barney Ellaga, Atjatjere, n.d.
      Barney Ellaga, Atjatjere, n.d.
    • Barney Ellaga, Alawa Country, 2000
      Barney Ellaga, Alawa Country, 2000
    • Barney Ellaga, Melirr - Yartnin, n.d.
      Barney Ellaga, Melirr - Yartnin, n.d.
    • Barney Ellaga, Diri Ngindji, n.d.
      Barney Ellaga, Diri Ngindji, n.d.
    • Barney Ellaga, Wurat - Bangu, n.d.
      Barney Ellaga, Wurat - Bangu, n.d.
    • Barney Ellaga, Wurramurra, n.d.
      Barney Ellaga, Wurramurra, n.d.
    • Barney Ellaga, Minimere River - Lulgu Lulgu, n.d.
      Barney Ellaga, Minimere River - Lulgu Lulgu, n.d.
    • Dinah Garadtji, Kangaroo and Brolga by the Billabong, 1996
      Dinah Garadtji, Kangaroo and Brolga by the Billabong, 1996
    • Dinah Garadtji, Grandmothers Country - Grasshopper Plain, 1996
      Dinah Garadtji, Grandmothers Country - Grasshopper Plain, 1996
    • Dinah Garadtji, Kangaroo and Brolga, 1996
      Dinah Garadtji, Kangaroo and Brolga, 1996
    • Dinah Garadtji, Untitled, n.d.
      Dinah Garadtji, Untitled, n.d.
    • Angelina George, Flowers, 1996
      Angelina George, Flowers, 1996
    • Angelina George, Ngukurr Hills, 1996
      Angelina George, Ngukurr Hills, 1996
    • Angelina George, Bush Flowers, c.1996
      Angelina George, Bush Flowers, c.1996
    • Angelina George, Flying Fox Blossoms, 1996
      Angelina George, Flying Fox Blossoms, 1996
    • Angelina George, Blue Flowers, c.2006
      Angelina George, Blue Flowers, c.2006
    • Angelina George, Pink Flowers, c.2006
      Angelina George, Pink Flowers, c.2006
    • Angelina George, Yellow Flowers, c.2006
      Angelina George, Yellow Flowers, c.2006
    • Willie Wilfred Gudipi, Untitled, 1995
      Willie Wilfred Gudipi, Untitled, 1995
    • Willie Wilfred Gudipi, Birds, Grub and Turtles, 1995
      Willie Wilfred Gudipi, Birds, Grub and Turtles, 1995
    • Willie Wilfred Gudipi, Hodgson Downs, 1996
      Willie Wilfred Gudipi, Hodgson Downs, 1996
    • Willie Wilfred Gudipi, Hodgson Downs, 1996
      Willie Wilfred Gudipi, Hodgson Downs, 1996
    • Willie Wilfred Gudipi, Dance Cycle I, c.1994
      Willie Wilfred Gudipi, Dance Cycle I, c.1994
    • Willie Gudupi and Moima Willie, Bush Creatures and Flowers, 1996
      Willie Gudupi and Moima Willie, Bush Creatures and Flowers, 1996
    • Gertie Huddlestone, Bush Scene, 1995
      Gertie Huddlestone, Bush Scene, 1995
    • Gertie Huddlestone, Billabong at Night, 1995
      Gertie Huddlestone, Billabong at Night, 1995
    • Gertie Huddlestone, Digging For Grub, 1995
      Gertie Huddlestone, Digging For Grub, 1995
    • Amy Johnson, Three Water Birds, 1993
      Amy Johnson, Three Water Birds, 1993
    • Amy Johnson, River Life in Blue, 1994
      Amy Johnson, River Life in Blue, 1994
    • Amy Johnson, Roper River Landscape in the Afternoon, 1994
      Amy Johnson, Roper River Landscape in the Afternoon, 1994
    • Amy Johnson, Roper River Creatures at Night, 1994
      Amy Johnson, Roper River Creatures at Night, 1994
    • Amy Johnson, Waterbirds and Tortoise, 1994
      Amy Johnson, Waterbirds and Tortoise, 1994
    • Betty Roberts, Wildberries and Bush Flowers, 1996
      Betty Roberts, Wildberries and Bush Flowers, 1996
    • Betty Roberts, Campsite at Roper, 1996
      Betty Roberts, Campsite at Roper, 1996
    • Betty Roberts, Flock of Birds at the River, 1996
      Betty Roberts, Flock of Birds at the River, 1996
    • Betty Roberts, Billabongs and Roper River, 1996
      Betty Roberts, Billabongs and Roper River, 1996