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Aboriginal prints are an attractive and affordable form of Australian Aboriginal art. Artists have expanded rapidly in their use of print making as a form of artistic expression.

There is now a wide range of etchings, screenprints and other limited edition works by both established and emerging artists from communities in the Kimberley, Central and Western Desert and Top End (including Arnhem Land) regions of Australia.

Prints are arranged by regions - click on the link to see works from a particular region. If you want to read a short biography of the one of the artists, go to the Art and Artists section of our Website.

 

Namiyal Bopirri
Title: Crow Andiditj (Wagilag Story)
Price: $550.00 in Australia
$500.00 for Export.
PR516, 1998
Linocut, edition size 99
49 x 60 cm
A long time ago in the Dreamtime, a man named Marrngu, the Possum man, and his two wives, Barkuma (native cats) lived at a place called Guruwana. One day the Barkuma sisters went out to collect shells from the mangroves. Marrngu, who was going to marry them, stayed at the camp. They went into the mangroves and collected shells then came back to their camp to cook. But the sisters despised Marrngu and they made the fire extra large. As they cooked the shells they plotted what they were going to do to Marrngu. That night their husband came and sat near the fire to warm himself and to reconcile with the sisters as they refused to sleep with him. Then as Marrngu was warming himself near the fire, the sisters threw the hot coals and ashes all over him, shrivelling his arms and legs. Marrngu then turned into a possum and ran away screaming from pain. That is why nowadays Marrngu, the ringtail possum has pink skin on its body as a result of burns from the hot coals. The Crowman, Wak had made a fishtrap (Gorl) so they could have fish. Here the fish are caught, eaten and the fishbones are put aside. When Marrngu ran away from the Barkuma sisters he came up to the Crowman and told him what happened, how the sisters had humiliated him and then tried to kill him. He warned the Crowman what he was going to do to the sisters. Then Marrngu went away, gathered his clansmen and returned to kill the women. The miringu (army) gathered then they went in and speared the sisters to death. Their spirit entered the body of the catfish, Wedu in the nearby river. When the Wak heard about the women's death he got upset and went to Warang the Glider Possum man. The Wak wanted to arrange a 'Hollow Log' ceremony for the dead women. After preparing the hollow log coffin they collected all the catfish bones and placed them into a Dindin (paperbark basket), they would later put the catfish bones into the Hollow Log. To do this they painted the Hollow Log and had a big Bunggul (mortuary rite). They placed the catfish bones (the two sisters' bones) into the coffin, then the Wak came and took it away and flew into the heavens. That Hollow Log coffin can now be seen in the sky as the Milky Way.
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $66
Lofty Nadjamerrek
Title: Rainbow Serpent
Price: $1100.00 in Australia
$1000.00 for Export.
PR525, 2000
Etching Edition Size 99
66 x 49 cm
Lofty belonged to a group of artists from Southern Kunjinjku, in Arnhem Land, who originally worked together in Oenpelli and have since established outstations in the stone country. Their work is characterised by a relatively unadorned style of painting and the use of strong simple red hatching in the interior of their work. This group of artists have strong affiliations with the rocky country towards the southern limits of Kunwinjku. Lofty is known to have started his painting career painting on rock, close to his clan lands. The use of a hatching style reminiscent of rock painting is deliberate and marks their 'stone country' affiliations. They maintained this aspect of their style partly to distinguish themselves from other groups living in Oenpelli, who employ a more lively multi-coloured infill style. The figure represented in this print is Ngalkunburriyaymi, the daughter of the original rainbow serpent Yingarna. The subject of the Rainbow Serpent is associated with Lofty's clan lands in the headwaters of the Liverpool River. This vital Creator Spirit brings the rains of the wet season and revives the landscape annually. Lofty shows the figure as a complex transformational image combining elements from crocodile, emu, snake and fish species. Waterlilies are attached to her back. At sacred sites waterlilies mark the presence of the Creator Being inside the earth or water.
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $66
Kathleen Paddoon
Title: Nakarra Nakarra (state 2)
Price: $400.00 in Australia and Export.
PR121, 2006
Etching edition size 25
24 x 24 cm
Quantity 
Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $66
Freddie Timms
Title: Purnululu - Picaninny Gorge
Price: $902.00 in Australia
$820.00 for Export.
PR506, 2003
Multi-plate etching, edition size 99
61 x 45 cm
The Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park, located in the East Kimberley, is one of the most extraordinary landforms in Western Australia. Around Picaninny Gorge the range is cut by deep gullies and breaks up into areas of ridges and beehive shaped domes with distinctive orange and black or grey bands. These bands are made up of sandstones and conglomerates (rocks composed of pebbles and boulders) that have been cemented together over time. In Kija, the Aboriginal language of the area, Purnululu means sandstone. The name Bungle Bungle is either a corruption of an Aboriginal name for the area or a misspelling of one of the common Kimberley grasses found here, bundle bundle grass. Picaninny Creek, dissects these famous structures and drains the area from the torrential downpours, forming the hundred metre deep, slab-sided gorge as it cuts through the sandstone. Freddy's unique view depicts the multi coloured outcrops, and the creek, as it enters the gorge.
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $66
Arone Meeks
Title: Eternity
Price: $220.00 in Australia
$200.00 for Export.
PR542, 2008
Linocut, edition size 35
15 x 30 cm
See also print PR547 for a coloured version of this print.
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $66
Arone Meeks
Title: Torrents
Price: $220.00 in Australia
$200.00 for Export.
PR543, 2008
Linocut, edition size 35
15 x 30 cm
Quantity 
Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $66
Arone Meeks
Title: Pornum Athoy
Price: $385.00 in Australia
$350.00 for Export.
PR544, 2008
Linocut, edition size 15
29 x 65 cm
Pornum Athoy translates from the Kuku Yalanji language as Mother's Love.
Quantity 
Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $66
Arone Meeks
Title: Dillybag
Price: $385.00 in Australia
$350.00 for Export.
PR545, 2008
Linocut, edition size 25
57 x 76 cm
Quantity 
Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $66
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