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Aboriginal Medium - Prints

Aboriginal printmaking emerged in the 1960's and early 1970's. Although it can be said that it began much earlier in the form of stencilled images of hands that are found on cave walls throughout Australia.

The first prints were linocuts produced by Aboriginal artist, activist and writer Kevin Gilbert in the mid 1960's who learnt the technique while in Long Bay Prison as part of a prison art program. These Prints were later exhibited after Gilbert's release in 1970 and remain amongst his most powerful works, although they did not become well known until a decade later.

The first "traditional" Aboriginal people to learn printmaking were Tiwi artists Bede Tungutalum and Giovani Tipungwuti. In 1970 they learnt woodblock printing from Madeline Cleer on Bathurst Island. In the same year Bede and Giovani established Tiwi Designs. In 1971 on Elcho Island John Rudder provided Charlie Matjuwi, Monydirri and Botu with linoblocks which they carved with designs traditionally incised on wooden sculpture and utilitarian implements. This was the first example of how traditional carving techniques and imagery could be transposed without compromise into a contemporary printmaking medium.

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2864:Dennis Nona, Sesserae 13649:Dennis Nona, Mutuk 8119:Artists from Balgo Hills, Lajamanu and Yuendumu, Yilpinji, Love Magic Ceremony, folio of 15 prints 1008812:Vincent Serico, Limited Edition A1 Print Folio - Some People are Stories
Dennis Nona - Sesserae
Dennis Nona - Mutuk
Artists from Balgo Hills, Lajamanu and Yuendumu - Yilpinji, Love Magic Ceremony, folio of 15 prints
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Vincent Serico - Limited Edition A1 Print Folio - Some People are Stories
8158:Queenie Nakarra McKenzie, Bower Bird Dreaming - Jewidjgunning 9513:Dennis Nona, Saulal - Winner works on paper at 27th Telstra Indigenous Art Award 9260:Dennis Nona, Gubaka 10900:Dennis Nona, Thurr
Queenie Nakarra McKenzie - Bower Bird Dreaming - Jewidjgunning
Dennis Nona - Saulal - Winner works on paper at 27th Telstra Indigenous Art Award
Dennis Nona - Gubaka
Dennis Nona - Thurr
7883:Lin Onus, Gumiring Garkman 335:Queenie Nakarra McKenzie, Osmond Creek (Dadah aw Ning) 13627:Dennis Nona, Tupmul Aw Kwod 8613:Lin Onus, Michael & I are just slipping down to the pub for a minute (A/P) (last one)
Lin Onus - Gumiring Garkman
Queenie Nakarra McKenzie - Osmond Creek (Dadah aw Ning)
Dennis Nona - Tupmul Aw Kwod
Lin Onus - Michael & I are just slipping down to the pub for a minute (A/P) (last one)
8156:Queenie Nakarra McKenzie, The Great Flood of 1922 8160:Queenie Nakarra McKenzie, The Horso Creek Massacre (1880_s) 8567:Dennis Nona, Kupi 9258:Dennis Nona, Tura Nagai
Queenie Nakarra McKenzie - The Great Flood of 1922
Queenie Nakarra McKenzie - The Horso Creek Massacre (1880_s)
Dennis Nona - Kupi
Dennis Nona - Tura Nagai
9259:Dennis Nona, Gauatau Ural 8568:Dennis Nona, Piki 7881:Lin Onus, Walawala Garkman A/P 1996-2002 8562:Dennis Nona, Mard Garutherik
Dennis Nona - Gauatau Ural
Dennis Nona - Piki
Lin Onus - Walawala Garkman A/P 1996-2002
Dennis Nona - Mard Garutherik
13975:Dorothy Napangardi, Mina Mina 8569:Dennis Nona, Maman 13974:Dorothy Napangardi, Mina Mina 13976:Dorothy Napangardi, Mina Mina
Dorothy Napangardi - Mina Mina
Dennis Nona - Maman
Dorothy Napangardi - Mina Mina
Dorothy Napangardi - Mina Mina
7136:Arone Raymond Meeks, Now Time Portal 5 (framed) 7135:Arone Raymond Meeks, Now Time Portal (framed) 7822:Lin Onus, Reflection on Pebbles 33/80 13969:Dorothy Napangardi, Mina Mina
Arone Raymond Meeks - Now Time Portal 5 (framed)
Arone Raymond Meeks - Now Time Portal (framed)
Lin Onus - Reflection on Pebbles 33/80
Dorothy Napangardi - Mina Mina
13973:Dorothy Napangardi, Mina Mina 13971:Dorothy Napangardi, Mina Mina 13972:Dorothy Napangardi, Mina Mina 13970:Dorothy Napangardi, Mina Mina
Dorothy Napangardi - Mina Mina
Dorothy Napangardi - Mina Mina
Dorothy Napangardi - Mina Mina
Dorothy Napangardi - Mina Mina
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