WELCOME

I am Yarramunua, an Aboriginal artist in Melbourne, Australia – welcome to my website and Aboriginal Art Gallery.

Yarramunua's original painting
Yarramunua creating a painting of hands
Yarrmunua's original painting

If you’re in Melbourne, drop by my Art Gallery and say hello. You might find me painting one of my original artworks, or teaching children about Aboriginal art, or explaining the meanings, mythology and history of the “totems” each Aboriginal artist represents.

It’s a fascinating history, millions of years old, and you’ll find original paintings in my Gallery – some are paintings I’ve done, other originals are from a fascinating and interesting collection of artwork from a variety of Aboriginal Artists around Australia, from communities as far north as the Top End (Darwin, Cape York), to the central Australian desert artists (Ayers Rock, Alice Springs), right down to NSW, and our local Victorian and Tasmanian Aboriginal Artists.

Yarramunua Aboriginal Art (face image)Come view Aboriginal paintings fresh from the desert, and learn more about the dreamtime and our history which is rich in culture and stories.

If you’d like me to create a painting just for you, I’d be honored – please get in touch so we can plan a beautiful piece of art – uniquely yours. I’ve been commissioned by others and showcase some of those designs here on my site.

I look forward to seeing you soon! Here is a short video to walk you through the Gallery and introduce some of the artists and their paintings:

Aboriginal Art

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Ande Kempnich

Bundjalung Country
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Ande Kempnich (currently living in Sydney) was born in 1970 on the North Coast of New South Wales. Starting his art career at the age of 7, using basic traditional symbols on boomerangs, woomeras and canvas, at 17, Ande stopped art to concentrated on academic studies and became a Bachelor of Education at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst.
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Angampa Martin

Language: Pitjantjatjara
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Angampa is a senior Pitjantjatjara Artist. She was born at a famous rockhole called Watala, south east of the present day settlement of Irrunytju. Angampa travelled east as a teenager to the mission in the settlement of Ernabella in South Australia. At the mission she learned to weave and make rugs with other women.
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Cynthia Burke

Language: Ngaanyatjarra
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Cynthia Burke was born to Irrunyitju Artist Jean Bourke. She spent most of her life living in the remote desert of Western Australia – in Koolgardie, Warakurna and Docker River. Her work has travelled and been exhibited internationally.
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Eileen Stevens

LANGUAGE: Pitjantjatjara
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Eileen was born in the bush at Makiri, Tjala Minyma Tjukurpa (Honeyant Women’s sacred place) c.1919. Her father was a Yangkunytjatjara man and her mother a Pitjantjatjara woman.
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Ivy Laidlaw

Language: Pitjanjatjara
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Ivy Laidlaw is a highly regarded sculptor, weaver, storyteller and painter. As well as developing her own art practices, she has been involved in supporting and educating other artists in the community in weaving, where and how to use traditional dyes and resins and how to make and use traditional medicines.
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Jean Burke

Language: Pitjantjatjara
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Jean belongs to the Pitjantjatjara language and cultural group, and was born in the bush at Anumarapiti in the Western Desert of Western Australia in 1945.
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Jorna Newberry

Language: Pitjantjatjara
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Jorna began painting in mid 1990′s at Warakurna, creating work for casual collectors. Born around 1959 at Angus Downs. Jorna divides her time between Warakurna, Irrunytju and Alice Springs.
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Kuddtjil

Language: Anmatyerre
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An Anmatyerre elder and custodian of many important Dreamings, Kudditji was inspired by the work coming out of Papunya to paint his own Dreamings, telling of the travels and law of the Emu ancestors.
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Rene Nelson

Language: Pitjantjatjara
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Rene's work is bold and vibrant. She draws inspiration from her country and her journeys from her home country near Irrunytju to Areyonga, where she went to school as a child.
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Roma Butler

Language: Pitjantjatjara
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Roma’s career as an artist began in the late 1990’s at the outstations of Kintore and Kiwirrkurra where she came under the influence of the dotted, figurative artistic style of Pintupi artists and Pupanya Tula art.
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Tjayanka Woods

Language: Pitjantjatjarra
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Tjayanka lived a semi-nomadic lifestyle in the bush, frequently camping at KalayaPiti.
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Tommy Watson

Language: Pitjantjatjara
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Tommy Watson is a senior Pitjantjatjara elder and law man, (Karimara skin group), born around 1935 at Anamarapiti, a homeland 75 kilometres south of the present day community of Irrunytju (Wingellina) in Western Australia, one of the country’s most arid regions.
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Veronica Wilson

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Veronica Wilson is an Aboriginal artist.
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Tjuruparu Watson

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Tjuruparu Watson is an Australian Aboriginal artist
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Yarramunua

Language: Dja Dja
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Stan Yarramunua is the founder of Art Yarramunua Galleries in Melbourne and Daylesford. Yarramunua started painting over 20 years ago. He began by selling paintings, dgeridoos and clap sticks at markets and galleries.

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Read more about my journey

Pop over to the About Yarramunua page to read about me, and then find out more about the unique art, fashion and paintings I’ve created for clients on the Commissions page. Or maybe you’d like to chat with me on Twitter or Facebook? To read about each Aboriginal Artist, click the photos above and then click the small round “world” symbol to visit their page. If you have any questions whatsoever, please do contact me – I’d love to have a chat with you about Aboriginal art.

Blog List

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2013 Deadly Awards

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