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    10 November - 8 December 2021 Umber Aboriginal Art is pleased to present ICON; an exploration of the innovative work from Tommy Watson, Freddie Timms, Naata Nungurrayi, Nurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett), George Tjungurrayi, Esther Giles Nampitjinpa and Barbara Weir.
  • 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

    • 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
    • Judy Watson Napangardi Untitled, 2013 72 x 96 in 183 x 244 cm
      Judy Watson Napangardi
      Untitled, 2013
      72 x 96 in
      183 x 244 cm
    • 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 Mamultjulkunga, 2012 72 x 96 in 182.9 x 243.8 cm
      George 'Hairbrush' Tjungurrayi
      Mamultjulkunga, 2012
      72 x 96 in
      182.9 x 243.8 cm
    • Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson Wankamaralji Kulpi, 2014 48 x 60 in 121.9 x 152.4 cm
      Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson
      Wankamaralji Kulpi, 2014
      48 x 60 in
      121.9 x 152.4 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
    • Naata Nungurrayi AENA 0632km, 2011 91 x 122cm
      Naata Nungurrayi
      AENA 0632km, 2011
      91 x 122cm
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Mary Brown Napangardi Untitled, 2019 60 x 54 in 152.4 x 137.2 cm
      Mary Brown Napangardi
      Untitled, 2019
      60 x 54 in
      152.4 x 137.2 cm
      Mary Brown Napangardi, Untitled, 2019
      $ 16,000.00
    • Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson Kulpi, 2007 44 x 63 in 111.8 x 160 cm
      Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson
      Kulpi, 2007
      44 x 63 in
      111.8 x 160 cm
    • Charlie Tjapangati Tingari, 2018 33 x 30 in 83.8 x 76.2 cm
      Charlie Tjapangati
      Tingari, 2018
      33 x 30 in
      83.8 x 76.2 cm
      Charlie Tjapangati, Tingari, 2018
      $ 4,400.00