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Loving how Kirstie finds brilliant artists and shares not only the artwork, but the back story of both the piece AND the artist. You can tell she absolutely loves Aboriginal art, and she has such great rapport with the artists.
Amazing. .wonderful paintings…love the stories told with each..beautiful works by all..look forward each day to see what is next to come…a big thank you to all for your beautiful pieces
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- Quick Intro to Aboriginal Art
- Artworks from all major regions
- Where we are in the world
- Ochre Art in The Kimberley
- Important site information
Hi there, Thank you for visiting our online gallery. Artlandish is one of the world’s largest Australian Indigenous art galleries and is based in Kununurra, the gateway to the magnificent Kimberley region in the northern part of the state of Western Australia. We’ve been working with dozens of amazing Aboriginal artists and providing the finest quality Australian Indigenous artworks at the best possible prices since 2001! Please have a look around and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Click on the tabs for additional gallery information. We hope you enjoy your time on our site.
It’s ancient. It’s native. It’s artistic. We are talking about Indigenous Australian Art by the indigenous Aboriginal people of Australia of course!
The Aborigines migrated to Australia over 40,000 years ago and brought their rich tribal culture, spiritual beliefs and their art. According to the 2011 Census, there are 548,370 who consider themselves to be Aborigines, which is around 3% of Australia’s total population.
Aboriginal paintings are a very sacred form of art because they contain so much value and importance to the Aborigines who paint them. To this day in many cases an artist has to be granted permission in order to paint specific stories if that story belongs to another artist or tribe in a particular area, especially if it contains sacred or secretive details. In addition, if the story was not a part of the artist’s family lineage, they were typically not ever permitted to paint the story. Although this practice does not strictly apply to contemporary artists today, it definitely demonstrates the sacredness of this form of painting.
Aboriginal art is heavily based upon the ancient stories of the Aboriginal people. For example, the artistic stories found in most artistic works, also known as Jukurrpa, are sometimes filled with symbols of ‘the Dreamtime’ period, which represents the creation of the world. These stories date back 50,000 years and have travelled their way through many generations.
Visual art has been used by the Aboriginal people to teach. The symbols in the painting are also interpreted differently depending upon who is teaching and the area that they are from. The story behind the same exact painting can actually have a more in depth explanation when being told to an elder versus a young child. While a story may have a heavy emphasis on education and behavior when being told to child, it can on the other hand, also have an emphasis on moral value when told to an adult.
Since early Aborigines did not have a formal written language, paintings were their written language and it also contained their history. The visual art portion of Aboriginal art includes rock art, bark paintings, body decorations, wood sculptures and sand sculptures. The paintings you could say are comparable to an encyclopedia that is filled with the rich history and details of the people.
The Artlandish Online Gallery is the avenue through which collectors and art lovers both within Australia and Internationally are able to view Aboriginal art for sale as well as Aboriginal artifacts which we present in our Gallery in Kununurra, Far East Kimberley, Western Australia.
We specialise in indigenous art from all the major regions throughout Australia Kalumburu in the north with depictions of the mystical Rock Art figures, landscape works of Kununurra and Warmun, the amazing Cross-hatching (Rarrk) design and x-ray paintings from the Northern Territory, in particular Arnhem Land, as well as acrylic works from the Central and Western Desert Communities.
Artlandish Gallery is located in Kununurra, Western Australia, the gateway to the magnificent Kimberley region.
This is a very beautiful part of Australia with Purnululu National Park (now World Heritage listed) just one of the attractions which make this remote region a mecca for tourists, anthropologists, authors and artists.
This area is the home of ochre (natural earth pigments) art, the original medium used by the first Indigenous Aboriginal people for cultural ceremonies (body paint) and artefact decoration.
How to search for artworks: You can browse the aboriginal paintings by price, Just Arrived, Collectors Corner, artist of the month and artworks on Sale.
Additionally, you can search by artist with more than 80 individual Australian Aboriginal artists listed here alone. Access this A-Z directory via the menu found at the top of every page. You can also gain access via the carousel of leading artists displayed on the home page.
How Artworks are sent: All ochre artworks are delivered stretched on canvas unless stated otherwise and all acrylic artworks are delivered un-stretched on canvas unless stated otherwise.
Information on paintings: Browse the different categories for detailed information on the paintings including the name, price and size of the artwork.
Artwork Sizing: The size of artworks are displayed “Height x Length”. For Example: 100 x 76 cm = 100 cm High by 76 cm Long. cm = centimetre
Shipping: All paintings include free worldwide shipping and insurance!
Provenance: All artworks include details of the artist, a certificate of authenticity and where possible, working photographs and/or a photo of the artist with the artwork.
Currency: The site default currency and the one payments are processed in is Australian dollars (AUD). You can change this to your local currency (if listed) by selecting it from the drop down menu you will find in the sidebar on desktop computers and on the screen before the artwork images on mobile.
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