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Ethan-james Kotiau "Yilanggu Ngiya" (I am here) 182 X 122cms

Ethan-james Kotiau "Yilanggu Ngiya" (I am here) 182 X 122cms

$5,800
Emerging young artist Ethan-james is a member of the Gunggarri people from central QLD. Ethan’s journey into the aboriginal art world began after he visited an exhibition in a Brisbane gallery and was immediately inspired by renown indigenous artist Ningura Napurrula Gibson. Ethan loved Ningura’s depiction of land and country. Ethan grew up around Longreach where his grandmother and the elders taught him much about their land, indigenous ways and culture.

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Billy Thomas Joongoorra "Waringarri" 100 x 80 cms

Billy Thomas Joongoorra "Waringarri" 100 x 80 cms

$25,000

Acrylics and Ochres on Cotton Duck Canvas. Billy (c.1920 – 2012) began painting for Waringarri Arts in Kununurra in 1995. He was already in his seventies and like his friend and fellow artist Rover Thomas had spent his youthful years droving cattle on the Canning Stock Route, deep in the remote desert regions of Western Australia. He knew his country intimately and never ceased his ceremonial immersion and involvement within it. He was revered as a senior lawman and healer, custodian of secret initiation rites and ceremonial songlines. His paintings are held in state and private collections worldwide, 

COLLECTIONS
Australian National Maritime Museum, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Kerry Stokes Collection, Mary M'acha Collection, Australian Capital Equity, Perth, Wesfarmers Collection, Perth
Edith Cowan University, Perth Private Collections world-wide

KURUN WARUN

was born in Australia in 1966. He is a member of the indigenous Guntijamarapeople and is a descendant of the Truganini family line. Kurun, whose name means 'Hissing Swan'lives in the Noosa hinterland in South East Queensland. He is very well knownfor his exceptionally unique art and his uber talent as a world class didgeridoo musician. His paintings have a traditional meaning which is not always immediately discernible, but within the colours, lines and spacewe are led through an underlying story of sacred land and deep culture. COLLECTIONS: Pierce Brosnan, Michael Schumacher, Oprah Winfrey, ATSIC, Cambridge University, England, The Edge, Auckland, Netherlands Embassy, Canberra, Prime Minister of Turkey, Sultan Indris Shah of Selangor,Malaysia &more.

Ninbella Gallery

Ninbella hosts award-winning and highly collectable contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art from the Western and Central Desert regions. The gallery is also home to a collection of uber talented local Northern Rivers artists, mid-century Italian designer chandeliers, exquisite hand crafted seating and ethical cultural giftware. Fair Trade Member.

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Grant Rasheed

"I have been fortunate and honoured to work with Australian Aboriginal Art, Artists and Communities for over sixteen years. Ninbella was established in January 2011 in the Flinders Ranges - outback South Australia, which is where I grew up on a sheep property. I spent over 22 years living in Europe, principally Italy and occasionally the UK & USA. Since 2017 I've been living in Bangalow in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Grateful to be on Bundjalung Country, where we continues to support the arts and artists from all over Australia.

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