Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery is proud to showcase to the World one of the largest & most comprehensive online Galleries of Authentic Australian Aboriginal Paintings and Artefacts.
Click the following link to view the Aboriginal Paintings or Use the "artwork boxes" above and/or the "Browse by artist" dropdown boxes at the top of the page!
Enjoy the wonderful talent of the artists presented, which reflects their country & a culture which is timeless.
We constantly update the Aboriginal paintings and artworks pictured so please visit the site frequently or email us direct for specific information or particular artwork requirements.
WHERE WE ARE IN THE WORLD
The Artlandish Online Gallery is the avenue through which collectors and art lovers both within Australia and Internationally are able to view Aboriginal paintings and artefacts which we present in our Gallery in Kununurra, Far East Kimberley, Western Australia.
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.
KIMBERLEY - HOME OF OCHRE ART
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.
ARTWORKS FROM ALL MAJOR REGIONS ACROSS AUSTRALIA
Whilst we specialise in the ochre paintings of our area from Kalumburu with depictions of the mystical Rock Art figures to the landscape works of Kununurra and Warmun, we also stock paintings and artefacts from many other areas, including those of the renowned Masters of intricate and colourful acrylic works from the Central and Western Desert Communities.
We are dedicated to offering the highest quality Authentic Indigenous Art and artefacts at realistic prices. Our provenance is exceptional, and our guarantee of total satisfaction paramount.
A Quick Introduction to Aboriginal Paintings.............
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It’s ancient. It’s indigenous. It’s artistic. We are talking about Aboriginal paintings by the indigenous Aboriginal people of Australia of course! :)
The Aborigines migrated to Australia over 30,000 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 traveled 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.