ABORIGINAL BUSH TRADERS
Warnindilyakwa - Anindilyakwa People
A showcase of artworks and fabric garments from Anindilyakwa Arts Bush Dye Collection.
Colours from Country: Fibre.
Following on from ABTs previous exhibition Colours of Country: Ochre, this show features statement woven mats from Arnhem Land.
Atnangkerre; Ankerre, Arnkerrthe.
My Country; Emu and Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming. Utopia Region. This is the first solo exhibition from Jacinta Numina Waugh. This show explores dreaming stories taught to Jacinta during her childhood spent with elders on country.
Mardoowarra (Fitzroy River)
Suffering catastrophic flooding in January, Mangkaja Arts are slowly getting back on their feet. Through this exhibition ABT hopes to share the work of these amazing artists and raise some much needed funds. Below you can see their flooded studio and works from the show.
ABT shares works from Bula'Bula Art Centre in Raminigining. Art Centres are often the heart of remote communities and at times the only source of income for local artists.
Yipu Jangkarni - Big Rain
Following the recent flooding Kalkarindji, artists reflect on water and rain and its effects on culture and country. Pictured below is Narelle Morris, an Arts Worker at Karungkrni Arts with her husbands work, Dylan Japangardi Miller Poulson, Ngapa (Water Dreaming). Other works left to right are from, Leah Yinpingali Leaman, and Daniel Kngwarrye Palmer.
We live by the seaons, the wet to the dry.
A series of new works from Kieren Karritpul, Marita Sambono and Nola Jimarin
Papuranjuwi Mamirnikuwi Nginingawula Jilamara
Strong Tiwi Women, Our Painting, Our Stories.
This exhibition showcases the work of eight female artists from Munupi Arts on Melville Island (Tiwi Islands). Their work focuses on country, ceremony and body painting designs.
Shaun Lee, Gwarkabah (Saltwater Man) is a Larrakia, Wardaman and Karajarri contemporary freelance artist born and raised in Darwin. Shaun started painting as a young boy, learning from his large artistic family, and is now known by his artist name Hafleg. This exhibition showcases large canvas works featuring country and the animals and spirits that inhabit it.
Nawern yahwuyahwurd dolobbo
Lots of little barks were produced at Maningrida Art and Culture during the pandemic. A time when they could not be sold to visiting tourists. ABT has now been lucky to showcase these. Varying from emerging to established artists, the show has been a huge success, allowing these artists to now sell their works.
Featured Artists: Marshella Nanguwerr, Cameron Kawurlkku, Rosina Gunjarrwaga, Sandra Richards, Seymour Wulia, Deborah Wurrkidj, Charlie Nanguwerr and Francis Rankin. Maningrida Arts and Culture.
Mandjabu is the word for fish trap in Kunwinjku, the language of the people from Injalak Arts at Gunbalanya. This exhibition showcased their iconic fibre works, from large ornamental fish traps to woven animals and dilly bags.
Nan's Everlasting Memories
In her first solo show, Celina Lloyd reflects on her Nan's memories as a member of the Stolen Generation. Using handmade paper, she explores these stories through her painting craft and etching.
Desert to Darwin
With tourism to the red centre suffering due to COVID lockdowns, ABT brought some desert works to Darwin.
Colours from Country - Ochre
The first exhibition to be held at the new ABT space. This show featured artworks all created with ochre, a naturally occuring pigment.
Aboriginal Bush Traders Cafe & Gallery
The ABT board and team are thrilled to announce the opening of the brand new gallery and cafe on the ground floor of the Charles Darwin Centre (opposite Tourism Top End). Come in and visit, view the opening exhibition ‘Colours from Country: Ochre’ and grab a coffee.