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    10 November - 8 December 2021
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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
    • 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 Pangkalangu, 2015 44 x 40in 112 x 102cm
      Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson
      Pangkalangu, 2015
      44 x 40in
      112 x 102cm
    • 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
    • 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
      Winnie Nakamarra, Untitled, 2019
      $ 1,100.00
    • Freddie Timms Victory Hole Lissadell 59 1/8 x 78 3/4 in 150 x 200 cm
      Freddie Timms
      Victory Hole Lissadell
      59 1/8 x 78 3/4 in
      150 x 200 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
      Bambatu Napangardi, Untitled, 2019
      $ 1,200.00
    • 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
    • Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa Untitled, 2013 122 x 152cm
      Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa
      Untitled, 2013
      122 x 152cm
      Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa, Untitled, 2013
      $ 15,400.00
    • 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