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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
If there was an option to, I’d give a 100 star rating
Gheorghe Taralunga – Craiova
C EST MAGNIFIQUES CETTES OEUVRE !!!!!!!!!!
Katherine Chandler Ferguson – Fitzroy Crossing
I’ve not been able to visit for a while but love the work here! I think I’m due a trip with the boys soon!
Greg Ambrose-Pearce – Darwin
Seamless purchase great people to deal with would love to buy more!
Just exquisite work, the detail, the colour and the stories. I’m in love with Artlandish Art!
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.
Mark Carroll – London
Best place to buy genuine, quality art from. On my 10th purchase and counting.
Hayley Beaver – London
Beautiful art work….. Love it!
Welcome to Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery
Thank you for visiting Artlandish Gallery online! Artlandish is one of the world’s largest art galleries that specialise in Indigenous art from Australia. We’re based in Kununurra, gateway to the magnificent Kimberley region in the northern part of Western Australia.
We’ve worked with hundreds of amazing Indigenous artists promoting their artworks both online and in the gallery since 2001.
We showcase artworks from all major regions throughout Australia including:
Kalumburu with depictions of the mystical Rock Art figures.
Numerous smaller communities and regions across Australia.
Please have a look around and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or we can assist in any way. Enjoy!
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.
How to search for artworks
You can browse by price, art just arrived, collectable pieces, artworks on sale, medicine leaves designs as well as by region / style including the Kimberley (ochre artworks), central & western desert (acrylic artworks) and the top end.
Additionally, you can search by artist via the menu found at the top of every page or via the drop down menu on the home page and in the sidebar of many others. Finally there are general search boxes where you can search for any artwork or artists by entering keywords into the search box.
Information on paintings: Browse the different categories for detailed information on the paintings including the name, artist, price and size of the artwork.
Artwork sizes are measured as “Height x Length”. For Example: 100 x 76 cm = 100 cm High by 76 cm Long. cm = centimeter
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 is Australian dollars (AUD).
Visitors from Australia can view artworks and purchase in Australian Dollars.
Visitors from the United States can view artworks and purchase in U.S. Dollars.
Visitors from the Europe can view artworks and purchase in Euro.
Visitors from the United Kingdom can view artworks and purchase in British Pounds.
Visitors outside these regions will default to purchase in Australian Dollars.
A Brief Introduction To Aboriginal Art
It’s ancient. It’s native. It’s artistic. We are talking about Indigenous Art by the Aboriginal people of Australia of course! 🙂
The Aborigines migrated to what is now known as Australia approximately 50,000 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 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.
Artlandish is a member of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia (AAAA) and an original signatory of the Indigineous Art Code.
Members must comply with a strict code of conduct designed to protect both artists and consumers and promote the ethical sale of Aboriginal Art