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Aboriginal Art From Central Australia

Unique paintings depicting bush medicine and desert landscapes

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OUR ART CENTRE

The Artists of Ampilatwatja community was established in 1999, 325km north east of Mparntwe (Alice Springs) in the Northern Territory. Ampilatwatja lies on Aherrenge country, the land of the Alyawarre people.

The work produced by our artists is unique and recognisably distinct from other Aboriginal artistic communities. The paintings pay homage to the significance and use of traditional bush medicine, allowing an insight into our community. We depict the traditional knowledge of dreaming and country through the translation of waterholes and soaks, bush medicines, mountains and sand hills.

 

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MEET ELIZABETH NGWARRAYE BONNEY

Elizabeth was born in Tennant Creek. Her Mother Eileen is one of the original artists of Ampilatwatja and for many years they would sit and paint together.
Elizabeth is one of the senior traditional healers in Ampilatwatja.

 

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A cold desert morning in Ampilatwatja today, luckily the mulga fire kept the ladies warm while they were painting and a big THANK YOU to Julia & Kim from @slow_handmadecollective for donating some warm jackets…Lulu loves hers!
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A cold desert morning in Ampilatwatja today, luckily the mulga fire kept the ladies warm while they were painting and a big THANK YOU to Julia & Kim from @slow_handmadecollective for donating some warm jackets…Lulu loves hers!
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#winterinthedesert #artistsoninstagram #aboriginalart #remoteartcentre #slowfashion #australianartist
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Jump in my car🎶🎶. Yep, Kelvin is back in town and painting all the great things in life.  When he’s not singing he’s painting. 🎸🎸🎸
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Jump in my car🎶🎶. Yep, Kelvin is back in town and painting all the great things in life. When he’s not singing he’s painting. 🎸🎸🎸
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Today we are celebrating the talented Elizabeth Ngwarraye Bonney.  Elizabeth’s deep knowledge of country is reflected in the landscapes that she paints.

Elizabeth was born in Tennant Creek. Her Mother Eileen is one of the original artists of Ampilatwatja and for many years they would sit and paint together.  Elizabeth is one of the senior traditional healers in Ampilatwatja.

“My Great Great Grandfather’s country is Arlenkw. My Grandfather’s Mother’s country is Titjambera. My Great Grandmother’s country is Arene. I paint to keep my country alive, so we can know and teach our young ones, our grandchildren. When I’m not painting I like to go visiting family or hunting for echidna, sugar bag and bush potato”.
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#painting #aboriginalart #womenwhopaint #womenwhohunt #australianlandscapeartist #colouredstonemusic #elizabethngwarrayebonney #barklyregion #naidocweek #collectart #australianart

Today we are celebrating the talented Elizabeth Ngwarraye Bonney. Elizabeth’s deep knowledge of country is reflected in the landscapes that she paints.

Elizabeth was born in Tennant Creek. Her Mother Eileen is one of the original artists of Ampilatwatja and for many years they would sit and paint together. Elizabeth is one of the senior traditional healers in Ampilatwatja.

“My Great Great Grandfather’s country is Arlenkw. My Grandfather’s Mother’s country is Titjambera. My Great Grandmother’s country is Arene. I paint to keep my country alive, so we can know and teach our young ones, our grandchildren. When I’m not painting I like to go visiting family or hunting for echidna, sugar bag and bush potato”.
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These gorgeous paintings waiting in the studio to be photographed certainly helped to take the desert chill out of the air this morning❄️❄️❄️
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#aboriginalart #paintings #acryliconlinen #artiststudio #paintingphotography #artistsofampilatwatja #womenwhopaint #collectart

These gorgeous paintings waiting in the studio to be photographed certainly helped to take the desert chill out of the air this morning❄️❄️❄️
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#aboriginalart #paintings #acryliconlinen #artiststudio #paintingphotography #artistsofampilatwatja #womenwhopaint #collectart
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Thanks Sydney, it’s been great!  To all the wonderful people who purchased our artworks, we greatly appreciate your patronage. To all the hard working organisers @nationalindigenousartfair many, many thanks.  To all the participating art centres safe travels home🙏🏽.
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Thanks Sydney, it’s been great! To all the wonderful people who purchased our artworks, we greatly appreciate your patronage. To all the hard working organisers @nationalindigenousartfair many, many thanks. To all the participating art centres safe travels home🙏🏽.
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How lucky is Sydney to be hosting the National Indigenous Art Fair!  Come visit us and many other amazing indigenous art centres 
from all over Australia.
Open all weekend
Overseas Passenger Terminal
The Rocks
📷🎥 @kaijacobs_ 
@nationalindigenousartfair 
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#sydney #therocks #circularquay #artmarket #artfair #indigenousart #aboriginalart #paintings #bushflowers #bushmedicine

How lucky is Sydney to be hosting the National Indigenous Art Fair! Come visit us and many other amazing indigenous art centres
from all over Australia.
Open all weekend
Overseas Passenger Terminal
The Rocks
📷🎥 @kaijacobs_
@nationalindigenousartfair
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#sydney #therocks #circularquay #artmarket #artfair #indigenousart #aboriginalart #paintings #bushflowers #bushmedicine
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Gadigal land here we come!  The Artists of Ampilatwatja can’t wait to show you their latest paintings at the @nationalindigenousartfair this weekend.
See you in the big smoke. 💨 
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Gadigal land here we come! The Artists of Ampilatwatja can’t wait to show you their latest paintings at the @nationalindigenousartfair this weekend.
See you in the big smoke. 💨
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Elizabeth’s latest paintings are really impressive.  Painting her grandmothers country, Elizabeth has really captured the beauty and remoteness of this place.

“I still hunt my Grand Mothers country for goanna, bush medicine and yams.

I hunt all year round, hunting and walking through the country makes me happy.  When I look at the distant hills I can feel my grandmother.  Bush flowers are everywhere.

Painting my grandmother’s country reminds about those times.” ELIZABETH NGWARRA BONNEY

Visit website for details - link in bio
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#australianlandscapepainting #aboriginalartist #landscapepainting #womenwhopaint #desertlandscape #interior #colour #centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia #elizabethngwarrayebonney

Elizabeth’s latest paintings are really impressive. Painting her grandmothers country, Elizabeth has really captured the beauty and remoteness of this place.

“I still hunt my Grand Mothers country for goanna, bush medicine and yams.

I hunt all year round, hunting and walking through the country makes me happy. When I look at the distant hills I can feel my grandmother. Bush flowers are everywhere.

Painting my grandmother’s country reminds about those times.” ELIZABETH NGWARRA BONNEY

Visit website for details - link in bio
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#australianlandscapepainting #aboriginalartist #landscapepainting #womenwhopaint #desertlandscape #interior #colour #centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia #elizabethngwarrayebonney
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Cool desert winds blowing across the land today, has winter finally arrived? ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ 

📷 My Country and Bush Medicine Plants 
  Julieanne Ngwarraye Morton

For more information or to purchase online - visit our website - link in bio ☀️ 
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#desertwinter #aboriginalart #remoteartcentre #painting #australianlandscapepainting #womenwhopaint #bushmedicine #wildflowers #julieannengwarrayemorton #alyawarrcountry

Cool desert winds blowing across the land today, has winter finally arrived? ❄️ ❄️ ❄️

📷 My Country and Bush Medicine Plants
Julieanne Ngwarraye Morton

For more information or to purchase online - visit our website - link in bio ☀️
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#desertwinter #aboriginalart #remoteartcentre #painting #australianlandscapepainting #womenwhopaint #bushmedicine #wildflowers #julieannengwarrayemorton #alyawarrcountry
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Well it’s Saturday, the sun is shining and not a cloud in the sky.  The ladies are heading off to go hunting and gather bush medicine, these bush trips are important for the artists as painting bush medicine stories helps to maintain a strong knowledge and culture for the community.  Happy Hunting!
📷 Jessie Pula Luck - Bush Medicine Plants
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#australianartist #painting #hunting #bushmedicineplants #desertlife #womenwhopaint #aboriginalartwork #uniqueart #centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia

Well it’s Saturday, the sun is shining and not a cloud in the sky. The ladies are heading off to go hunting and gather bush medicine, these bush trips are important for the artists as painting bush medicine stories helps to maintain a strong knowledge and culture for the community. Happy Hunting!
📷 Jessie Pula Luck - Bush Medicine Plants
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#australianartist #painting #hunting #bushmedicineplants #desertlife #womenwhopaint #aboriginalartwork #uniqueart #centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia
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Wow!  Kathleen has been inspired by all the wonderful wild flowers that have appeared in the desert sandhills after the rain.  We have just uploaded this beauty along with other unique and original paintings to our website.  Take a peek - link in bio.
My Fathers Country - Kathleen Nanima Rambler
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#paintings #aboriginalart #wildflowers #dogs #aboriginalartcentres #australianartists #australianartist #womenwhopaint #kathleennanimarambler #myfatherscountry #centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia

Wow! Kathleen has been inspired by all the wonderful wild flowers that have appeared in the desert sandhills after the rain. We have just uploaded this beauty along with other unique and original paintings to our website. Take a peek - link in bio.
My Fathers Country - Kathleen Nanima Rambler
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#paintings #aboriginalart #wildflowers #dogs #aboriginalartcentres #australianartists #australianartist #womenwhopaint #kathleennanimarambler #myfatherscountry #centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia
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