The Art of Aboriginal Australia - NUS Alumni Event

The Art of Aboriginal Australia - NUS Alumni Event

A Collection of Fine Aboriginal Art


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by JIMMY DONEGAN of Ninuku Arts. The title is Pukara. [06-1194] (Acrylic on Canvas)

JIMMY DONEGAN (dec)

Pukara

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by KUMPAYA GIRGIBA of Martumili Artists. The title is Kunawarritji. [08-496] (Acrylic on Canvas)

KUMPAYA GIRGIBA

Kunawarritji

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by LADY GORDON of Warlayirti Artists (Balgo). The title is Balgo. [1097/08] (Acrylic on Linen)

LADY GORDON

Balgo

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by MAY MOODOONUTHI of Mornington Island Artists. The title is Rocks. [1914-L-MM-0207] (Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen)

MAY MOODOONUTHI (dec)

Rocks

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by TILLY NAPALTJARRI of Ikuntji Artists. The title is Kungkas and Dogs at the Rockholes. [IK04TN07] (Acrylic on Canvas)

TILLY NAPALTJARRI

Kungkas and Dogs at the Rockholes

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by EUNICE NAPANANGKA JACK of Ikuntji Artists. The title is Tjukurla after the Rains. [IK05EJ332] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

EUNICE NAPANANGKA JACK

Tjukurla after the Rains

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by MAWUKURA JIMMY NERRIMAH of Mangkaja Artists. The title is Jilirrkujarra. [pc610/05] (Acrylic on Canvas)

MAWUKURA JIMMY NERRIMAH (dec)

Jilirrkujarra

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by WAKARTU CORY SURPRISE of Mangkaja Artists. The title is Mukurutu. [108/07] (Atelier Acrylic Paint on 14oz Canvas)

WAKARTU CORY SURPRISE (dec)

Mukurutu

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by TONY TJAKAMARRA of Papunya Tula Artists. The title is Water Dreaming at Ngutjun. [TT0501098] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

TONY TJAKAMARRA

Water Dreaming at Ngutjun

30 Jul 2011

The Art of Indigenous Australia is one of the oldest, richest and most complex forms of creative expression in human history. Indigenous people across the continent have been representing their social history, spiritual beliefs and cultural practices in a visually creative fashion since time immemorial. The designs, patterns and stories were taught to Aboriginal people by the ancestors and reinforced and replicated through ritual, dance, song, body paint for ceremony, rock engravings and paintings and on domestic and ritual objects.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art is as much alive today as it was 60,000 years ago. As in the ancient past, the art is not separable from everyday life. It is lively and positive art that describes and engages the world in a variety of ways.

The Art of Indigenous Australians today takes on many forms. Despite significant change and diversity, the art retains an underlying unity of inspiration – the land and human relationships that are associated with it. It has solid links with the past but is firmly positioned as political, social and creative action in the present.

This event is STRICTLY by invitation only and a private event arranged by the NUS Office of Alumni Relations and The China Society, sponsored by the Shaw Foundation and supported by ReDot Fine Art Gallery.