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  • WHAT IS UMBER?

    One of the first earthen pigments harnessed by humans, identified in cave paintings from as early as the Neolithic period. The pigment has since been utilised by cultures around the globe, to immortalise ancestral knowledge, stories, ceremonial traditions and cultural ideologies through art. 

     

    Umber is not one fixed colour or shade. It possesses a complexity entirely dependent on the mineral content within the soil from which it's created. In the Central and Western deserts, home to the oldest single lineage culture on the planet, umber pigments resemble the deep burnt red of Country. This colour has become synonymous with Aboriginal art-making, and reflects a deep intrinsic connection to the land, sustained by the culture over millennia.

  • Featured Artworks

    • Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson Pangkalangu, 2015 44 x 40in 112 x 102cm
      Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson
      Pangkalangu, 2015
      44 x 40in
      112 x 102cm
    • Winnie Nakamarra Untitled, 2019 28 x 26 in 71.1 x 66 cm
      Winnie Nakamarra
      Untitled, 2019
      28 x 26 in
      71.1 x 66 cm
    • Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa Untitled, 2013 122 x 152cm
      Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa
      Untitled, 2013
      122 x 152cm
      Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa, Untitled, 2013
      $ 14,000.00
    • Freddie Timms Station Creek Texas Downs, 2007 59 1/8 x 78 3/4 in 150 x 200 cm
      Freddie Timms
      Station Creek Texas Downs, 2007
      59 1/8 x 78 3/4 in
      150 x 200 cm
    • George 'Hairbrush' Tjungurrayi Untitled, 2021 44 x 40 in 111.8 x 101.6 cm
      George 'Hairbrush' Tjungurrayi
      Untitled, 2021
      44 x 40 in
      111.8 x 101.6 cm
    • Thomas Tjapaltjarri Tingari, 2020 48 x 36 in 121.9 x 91.4 cm
      Thomas Tjapaltjarri
      Tingari, 2020
      48 x 36 in
      121.9 x 91.4 cm
      Thomas Tjapaltjarri, Tingari, 2020
      $ 7,500.00
    • Tjungkara Ken Kungkarangkalpa Tjukurpa (Seven Sisters Dreaming), 2021 44 x 40 in 111.8 x 101.6 cm
      Tjungkara Ken
      Kungkarangkalpa Tjukurpa (Seven Sisters Dreaming), 2021
      44 x 40 in
      111.8 x 101.6 cm
    • Bambatu Napangardi Untitled, 2019 26 x 28 in 66 x 71.1 cm
      Bambatu Napangardi
      Untitled, 2019
      26 x 28 in
      66 x 71.1 cm
    • Yinarupa Nangala Women's Ceremony, 2014 60 x 96 in 152.4 x 243.8 cm
      Yinarupa Nangala
      Women's Ceremony, 2014
      60 x 96 in
      152.4 x 243.8 cm
    • Esther Giles Nampitjinpa Untitled, 2013 60 x 72 in 152.4 x 182.9 cm
      Esther Giles Nampitjinpa
      Untitled, 2013
      60 x 72 in
      152.4 x 182.9 cm
    • Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri Untitled, 2019 33 x 30 in 83.8 x 76.2 cm
      Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
      Untitled, 2019
      33 x 30 in
      83.8 x 76.2 cm
    • Naata Nungurrayi AENA 0632km, 2011 91 x 122cm
      Naata Nungurrayi
      AENA 0632km, 2011
      91 x 122cm