Get To Know Our Aboriginal Artists

>  2 July 2022

 

GET TO KNOW OUR ABORIGINAL ARTISTS

 

At Urban Road, we recognize the culture that defines us and celebrate it through art that records the stories and traditions of our past. 

A piece of history in visual form, Aboriginal Art centers around Dreamtime stories, passed on for millennia.

 

In today’s modern world, these stories are kept alive by talented gatekeepers, Aboriginal artists.

Using traditional techniques, sometimes merged with contemporary ones to create a style of their own,

these storytellers share their art form and their culture with the world and to our homes.

Get to know the aboriginal artists behind these pieces.

 

 

PAULINE NAPANGARDI GALLAGHER

Pauline Napangardi Gallagher was born in Yuendumu in northern Australia and now resides in Nyirripi with her family.

Passed down through her family for millenia, Pauline creates modern interpretations of her father’s stories through signature bold colors and lines.

 

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LIDDY NAPANANGKA 

Liddy is an artist born in Mt. Doreen and painted her father’s and grandfather’s Jukurrpa stories and the bush camps she grew up in.

 

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JUDY NAPANGARDI WATSON

Judy is an artist born at Yarungkanji. Though she passed away in 2016, her work continues to transcend her incredible energy through the dynamic use of colours.

 

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MURDIE NAMPIJINPA MORRIS

Borin in Rabbit Flat, Murdie cherishes her native lands through her painting. Her unique and bold style merges the stories of her people and the expression of her visual style.

 

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HELEN NUNGARRAYI REED

Born in Haasts Bluff, Helen is an aboriginal artist known for repeating patterns as she paints her father’s Ninkuwakal country to remind her of him and his country.

 

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AGNES NAMPIJINPA BROWN

Agnes is born in Nyirripi and has a great love for painting, using it to tell stories that have been passed down over the generations for Millennia.

 

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LOUISE NANGALA EGAN

Born from an important artistic family, Louise learned how to paint at an early age and honours her grandfather through her work. 

 

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AMANDA HINKELMANN

Amanda Hinkelmann is a well-loved aboriginal artist, known for her distinct use of traditional techniques paired with soft, delicate colours.

Using her art to tell stories, her pieces are highly inspired by three things- connection, country and experience.

 

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MARIA WATSON TRUDGETT

Maria Watson-Trudgett is an aboriginal artist that expresses her connection to her culture and continuously rediscovers it through her work.

Proudly born as a ‘Fresh Water Girl’ of the Wiradjuri people, she keeps her life closely woven into the rhythms of the landscapes of her people.

 

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Adorn your homes with beautiful pieces of history and culture.

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