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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.

 

Arone Meeks
Title: Spirit Ark
Price: $3630.00 in Australia
$3300.00 for Export.
PR546, 2008
Linocut, edition size 35
150 x 90 cm
This work is based on navigation by the stars, the boat being both a symbolic vehicle to travel back to the dreaming in and a connection with country, spirit and place. Contained within this vessel are elements of my childhood: the figure with three dillybags, a guiding light (far left), my mother (far right) and the three mangrove men. These designs, like those below the boat in the water, are location markers. They talk of the dugong seagrasses, irukandji jellyfish, sea cucumbers and the spawning coral.Other key elements to the work are the different stages of personal growth through my years as a painter and printmaker and my relationship to place.
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $66
Arone Meeks
Title: This Healing Place
Price: $550.00 in Australia
$500.00 for Export.
PR540, 2007
Screenprint (4 plate), edition size 45
57 x 76 cm
The figure to the right reflects The Tablelands and the fresh water that comes carving new life with each wet season. The figure to the left represents a "Bush Spirit", within which contains the water holes, new growth, plant-life and bird-life. The central figure is that of the artist with hands reaching into the earth which in return sustains his identity, country and culture. The image supporting these figures is one of fertility and connecting forces.
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $55
Arone Meeks
Title: Return of the Big Wet
Price: $550.00 in Australia
$500.00 for Export.
PR541, 2007
Screenprint, edition size 45
57 x 76 cm
The raft is used as a vehicle for returning back to the dreaming; within the boat to the right of the central figure is a mangrove totem, and further left is that of the dugong rib cage bone, decorated with male symbols. To the right of the central figure is a freshwater bush spirit and further right there is a figure of a dugong. Within the dugong are shapes containing stingray, turtle and spirit figures. The overall concept of this work was one of when the monsoon begins and fertile freshwater cuts and creates new pathways to the reef/ocean. This could also be seen as a time of renewing of the dreaming.
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $22
North America $55
Europe/Other $55
Asia/Pacific $44
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
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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