Australian Aboriginal
art dot/desert paintings

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Angelina Pwerl Australian dot paintingKD68 Angelina Pwerle
15 1/2" x 19 1/2"


Dot paintings created by the indigenous Aboriginal artists of Australia are often called "sand" paintings.
This stems from their genesis in paintings that are created on the ground by 'clans' as they move from place to place in the desert. The clan members gather around a central site, cleared to provide space for seeds, flowers, sand, stones, feathers, and other natural substances to be arranged to illustrate a dreamtime story. The clan elders sing their way through the process, imparting tribal knowledge to younger members of the clan. The various symbols are explained as lessons in the clan's history and heritage, its creation story, and the location of sacred sites, food sources, and water holes.

Today, these designs are painted on art board and canvas for sale to the outside collectors. While the precise meanings are not usually revealed publicly, they have deep cultural significance to clan members. Traditonally, only senior males of high rank in the clan learn the full meaning of the designs.

Australian Indigenous Aboriginal paintings on canvas are shown here on stretchers. Shipping costs are estimated based on removal of the canvas so that it can be shipped in a tube, significantly reducing the pack and ship cost of the paintings if shipped on stretchers. This also reduces the risk of possible damage when a work is shipped stretched.

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KD70 Michael Tjakamarra
27" x 36.5"

K007 Karen Taylor
13 1/2" x 17"

Mervyn Rubuntja Aboriginal dot painting
K107 - 24"x16"
Mervyn Rubuntja

Australian indigenous art by Don Tjungurrayi
K166 Walpiri
Don Tjungurrayi

William Sandy Australian Indigenous painting
K168 Pitjantjatjara
34" x 10.75"
William Sandy

KA28 Worimi 24"x35"
Len Cunningham

Linda Currie Aboriginal painting
KA29 Worimi 22"x23"
Linda Currie

Loretta McDonald dot painting
KA31 Worimi 23"x23"
Loretta McDonald

Narpula Scobie aboriginal painting
KA71 24"x18"
Narpula Scobie

Aboriginal William Sandy painting
KB06 Pitjantjatjara
William Sandy

Aboriginal dot painting by Christine Nangala
KB14 18"x28"
Christine Peterson Nangala

KB19 23" X 18"
Luck Morton

Anthony Nemarluk dot painting
KB45 -24" x 38"
Anthony Nemarluk

Wadeye Colin Warner Aboriginal dot painting
KB46 - 24" x 36"
Colin Warnir

Walala Tjapaljari Tingari dot painting
KB48 - 42" x 24.5"
Walala Tjapaltjari

Janet Forrester honey ant dot painting
KB86 -23" x 23"
Janet Forrester

Nancy Campbell Napanangka Aboriginal dot painting
KC36 - 48" x 18"

Nancy Campbell Napanangkpa

Amy Pultara Australian indigenous dot painting
KC37 - 36" x 24"
Amy Pultara

Aboriginal dot painting by Brenda Nangala
KC42 -30" x 40"
Brenda Nungala

Sonder Turner Nampintjinpa Aboriginal dot painting
KC89 - 48" x 28"
Sonder Turner Nampitjinpa

Lucy Aboriginal dot painting
KC90 - 43" x 49"

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