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Listed under:  Arts  >  Visual arts  >  Painting
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Hindeloopen clogs, 1994

This is a pair of wooden clogs painted in green and terracotta with cream edging and various floral motifs in the Hindeloopen style. The clogs are painted in 'Sunday colours'; that is, on a dark-green background. Their dimensions are: 28 cm (length) x 10 cm (width) x 9.5 cm (height).

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Alexander Schramm, 'Adelaide, a tribe of natives on the banks of the River Torrens', 1850

This is a painting made in 1850 by Australian colonial artist Alexander Schramm depicting Kaurna people, sheltering under gum trees in Adelaide parkland. The painting is shown as an enlargeable image and in a video. Text onscreen gives information on Schramm’s life and practice as he is known for his sympathetic representation ...

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Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, 'Bushfire II', 1972

This is a painting by Anmatyerr artist Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri depicting the ancestral narrative of Lungkata the Blue-Tongued Lizard, who punished his two sons because they had broken the law by eating the sacred kangaroo. The painting is shown as an enlargeable image and in a video. Text onscreen gives information ...

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Lorna Brown Napanangka, 'Grandfather's Country at Warren Creek', 2005

This is a painting by Pintupi/Luritja artist Lorna Brown Napanangka (1961-) depicting her grandfather’s Country at Warren Creek in the Northern Territory. The painting is shown as an enlargeable image and in a video. Text onscreen gives information about Napanangka’s life and painting, as it describes the complex design ...

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Daniel Walbidi, 'Kirriwirri', 2010

This is a painting by Mangala/Yulparija artist Daniel Walbidi (b1983) depicting his grandfather and grandmother’s country on his father’s side. The painting is shown as an enlargeable image. This work was exhibited as a part of the second National Indigenous Art Triennial, ‘unDisclosed’, at the National Gallery of Australia ...

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Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, 'Limmen Bight Country', 1993

This is a painting by Mara artist Ginger Riley Munduwalawala (1934/38-2002) depicting Garimala, the powerful snake ancestor creating the Four Archers, a geographical formation on the Limmen Bight River, in Munduwalawala’s mother’s country. The painting is shown as an enlargeable image and in a video. Text onscreen and the ...

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Yirawala, 'Maralaitj, mother of the tribes', c1965

This is a bark painting by eastern Kunwinjku artist Yirawala depicting the creation being Maralaitj giving birth to the clans whose country is at the mouth of the Liverpool River in the Marrkolidjban region of western Arnhem Land. The painting is shown as an enlargeable image and in a video. Text onscreen gives information ...

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Milingimbi Easter panel, mid-1960s

This is a painting by several leading artists of the Gupapuyngu clan of the Yolngu people depicting the crucifixion of Christ on the right, and his resurrection on the left. The painting is shown as an enlargeable image and in a video. Text onscreen gives contextual information about the Methodist mission established on ...

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'Mrs Adolphus Sceales with Black Jimmie on Merrang Station', 1856

This is a painting made in 1856 by colonial Australian artist Robert Dowling (1827-86) depicting widow Jane Sceales on her vast property ‘Merrang’ in the Western District of Victoria. Produced as a mourning tribute to her husband, the painting is shown as an enlargeable image and in a video. Text onscreen gives information ...

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Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, 'Sunrise chasing away the night', 1977-78

This is a painting by Pintupi artist Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri (1926-98) depicting the night and the sunrise over the landscape. The painting is shown as an enlargeable image. Text onscreen gives information on the visual symbolism of the work, describing the enhanced topographical perspective of the painting and explaining ...

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Alec Mingelmanganu, 'Wandjina', c1980

This is a painting by Wunambal artist Alec Mingelmanganu (1905-81) depicting Wanjina, creator beings of the Dreaming in the Kimberley. The painting is shown as an enlargeable image and in a video. Text onscreen and the video soundtrack gives information about Mingelmanganu’s life and paintings and describe the idiosyncratic ...

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Zhang Xiaogang, 'Bloodline (Two comrades with red baby)', 1995

This is a painting by Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang (b1958) depicting two parents and a child. The painting is shown as an enlargeable image. Text onscreen gives information about the context and intention of the work of art, critical of the one-child policy in China, as well as a comprehensive visual analysis explaining ...

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'Krishna's divine play', c1830

This is a painted shrine hanging, made about 1830, from the Nathdvara region of Rajasthan in India depicting important scenes from the life of Krishna as a map. The painting is shown as five enlargeable images and in a video. Text onscreen gives information about its religious intention, as a way to attain religious merit ...

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'Miyuki: the imperial outing and hunt', 1600-10

This is a pair of six-fold screens, painted during the Momoyama period (1573-1615) in Japan, depicting chapter 29 of the epic Japanese novel ‘Tale of Genji’. The screens are shown as an enlargeable image. Text onscreen gives detailed information on the history of the novel, the period it was written and an extensive visual ...

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'The musician', 1901

This is a very large watercolour (105.7 cm x 100.5 cm) painted in 1901 by William Blamire Young (1862-1935). It shows a music lesson in progress, with two youths playing a piano in the presence of a music teacher. The composition has been arranged so that the teacher and the piano occupy most of the image, with the youths' ...

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'Near Liverpool, New South Wales', c1908

This oil painting by W C Piguenit shows a panorama of fertile grazing land near Liverpool in New South Wales. Most of the picture is taken up with a luminous cloudscape of great banks and flurries of bright and shaded clouds against a blue sky. A few puddles on a track indicate recent rain. Cows graze in green pastures ...

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'Bridge work, Burma-Thailand Railway', 1946

This ink, pen and pencil gouache drawing on paper shows prisoners of the Japanese working to build the Burma-Thailand Railway in Thailand during the Second World War. Five men in the foreground, managed by a skeletal comrade, strain up a compacted mud rise bearing a heavy log that will be hewn into bridge supports, planks ...

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Hans Heysen: 'The saplings', 1904

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'The saplings' by Hans Heysen and catalogue information about the painting. There is also a video with audio commentary and corresponding onscreen text that provides an interpretation of the painting and information about the artist's views. The painting pays homage ...

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'Wilkinkarra Men's Camp' by Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra, 1975

This acrylic painting depicts an episode in the travels of two men in the Dreaming. After making camp near a waterhole, the men lit a fire to flush out kangaroos. The men are shown in the centre of the painting eating kangaroo, surrounded by a vast area of burned-out clumps of shrubs and grasses. In presenting the image ...

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'Dream time - nightmare time' cartoon by Michael Atchison, the Adelaide Advertiser, 2007

This black-and-white cartoon by Michael Atchison comments on the Northern Territory Emergency Response or 'intervention'. On the left, it depicts Aboriginal rock art above the caption 'DREAM TIME'. On the right, under the caption 'NIGHTMARE TIME', it depicts images with labels such as 'ABUSE', 'PORN', 'GROG', 'DRUGS' and ...