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Aboriginal Medium - Bark Paintings

Traditional artists from Australia’s far north (Arnhem Land) paint with earth pigments (ochres ground from rock) to create figurative, minimalist and abstracted bark paintings. These bark paintings range from Arnhem Land’s classic X-ray art to many other styles derived from cave painting.

The bark is cut from the trunk of the stringy bark eucaluptus trees at the end of the wet season (Nov-March) stripped from the tree by cutting from top to bottom and levering it off the tree. Placed on a fire and outer fibre is stripped to make a sheet which is flattened with stones on the ground over several days. The surface is then made smooth and earth pigments are applied using brushes made from sedge grass stems or palm leaves, the chewed ends of twigs, blades of dried grass and fine human hair. The earth pigments are traditionally ground with water and mixed with a natural adhesive or binder such as the juice of the native orchid tuber.

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bark paintings
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14366:John Mawurndjul, Milmilngkan 14432:Yirawala, Lurmahlumah's Daughters 7503:Tom Djimpurrpurr, Wawilag Sisters 12064:Lofty Nabardayai Nadjamerrek, Goanna
John Mawurndjul - Milmilngkan
Yirawala - Lurmahlumah's Daughters
Tom Djimpurrpurr - Wawilag Sisters
Lofty Nabardayai Nadjamerrek - Goanna
1933:Nandabitta, Crocodile Hunting 765:Jack Larrangai, Muki and Kolobarr - Wild Dog and Kangaroo 11174:Manini Gumana, Garraparra 945:Artist unknown, Totemic Sea Creatures-set of 3
Nandabitta - Crocodile Hunting
Jack Larrangai - Muki and Kolobarr - Wild Dog and Kangaroo
Manini Gumana - Garraparra
Artist unknown - Totemic Sea Creatures-set of 3
10040:Nuwandjali Marawili, Madarrpa at Baykuldji 11871:Charlie Djuritjini, The Artist's Dream 859:Lily Karadada, Wandlina 11873:Jimmy Machirri Pascoe, Bone Pole Story
Nuwandjali Marawili - Madarrpa at Baykuldji
Charlie Djuritjini - The Artist's Dream
Lily Karadada - Wandlina
Jimmy Machirri Pascoe - Bone Pole Story
7700:Paddy Compass Namatbara, Two Echidnas 7733:Artist unknown, Niwuda Wild Honey 766:David Daymirringu Malangi, Catfish 743:Jimmy Wululu, Elisabeth Wululu, Catfish
Paddy Compass Namatbara - Two Echidnas
Artist unknown - Niwuda Wild Honey
David Daymirringu Malangi - Catfish
Jimmy Wululu, Elisabeth Wululu - Catfish
9281:Lily Karadada, Wandjina 7697:Peter Bandjurljurl, Artists country 659:James Gaykamangu, Niwuda -Wild Honey Totem 7728:Artist unknown, Marawada
Lily Karadada - Wandjina
Peter Bandjurljurl - Artists country
James Gaykamangu - Niwuda -Wild Honey Totem
Artist unknown - Marawada
3120:Dawidi, Wagilag 7729:January Nongyarri, Mimi Spirit 7706:Tom Djimpurrpurr, Bark 1455:Jimmy Galareya,
Dawidi - Wagilag
January Nongyarri - Mimi Spirit
Tom Djimpurrpurr - Bark
Jimmy Galareya -
827:Artist unknown, Fish, Catfish and Goanna 2293:Mickey Ganambarr Daypurryun, Sacred Squid 601:Narrawu Wanambi, Marrnu at Djarrakpi 7888:Wally Mandarrk, Echidna and Frog
Artist unknown - Fish, Catfish and Goanna
Mickey Ganambarr Daypurryun - Sacred Squid
Narrawu Wanambi - Marrnu at Djarrakpi
Wally Mandarrk - Echidna and Frog
2152:Artist unknown, Pukamani design 9913:Lily Karadada, Snake, Turtle and Bush Turkey 1435:Artist unknown, Frill Necked lizards 9772:Namiyal Linda Bopirri, Bush Tucker
Artist unknown - Pukamani design
Lily Karadada - Snake, Turtle and Bush Turkey
Artist unknown - Frill Necked lizards
Namiyal Linda Bopirri - Bush Tucker
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Should an artist whose work is represented in our stockroom pass away an embargo will be placed on the sale of these works for a period determined at the discretion of the director.