Indigenous Australian Art

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art collection at the National Gallery of Australia comprises over 7500 works and is the largest in the world.
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Rover Thomas [Joolama], 'Cyclone Tracy', 1991, natural earth pigments on canvas, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1991  © the artist's estate, courtesy Warmun Art Centre

Rover Thomas [Joolama], 'Cyclone Tracy', 1991, natural earth pigments on canvas, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1991 © the artist's estate, courtesy Warmun Art Centre

Alec Mingelmanganu, 'Wandjina', c.1980, natural earth pigments and oil on canvas, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1990

Alec Mingelmanganu, 'Wandjina', c.1980, natural earth pigments and oil on canvas, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1990

Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, 'Fire story at Caledon Bay', c.1963, natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Founding Donors Fund, 1984  © the artist courtesy Buku-Larrnggay Mulka

Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, 'Fire story at Caledon Bay', c.1963, natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Founding Donors Fund, 1984 © the artist courtesy Buku-Larrnggay Mulka

Christian Thompson, 'Untitled #4 [yellow kangaroo paw]', 2008, photograph, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 2009, Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi

Christian Thompson, 'Untitled #4 [yellow kangaroo paw]', 2008, photograph, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 2009, Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi

Attributed to Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri and/or Timmy Payungka Tjapangarti, 'Untitled', c.1975, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, gift of Tim and Vivien Johnson 1990

Attributed to Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri and/or Timmy Payungka Tjapangarti, 'Untitled', c.1975, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, gift of Tim and Vivien Johnson 1990

Albert Namatjira, 'The Gorge (Simpsons Gap)', c.1945, watercolour, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Gift of Gordon and Marilyn Darling, celebrating the National Gallery of Australia's 25th Anniversary, 2009

Albert Namatjira, 'The Gorge (Simpsons Gap)', c.1945, watercolour, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Gift of Gordon and Marilyn Darling, celebrating the National Gallery of Australia's 25th Anniversary, 2009

Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, 'Yirrikamini', 2007, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 2007  © Jean Baptiste Apuatimi

Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, 'Yirrikamini', 2007, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 2007 © Jean Baptiste Apuatimi

Vernon Ah Kee, 'Austracism', 2003, ink on polypropylene board, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 2004  © Vernon Ah Kee

Vernon Ah Kee, 'Austracism', 2003, ink on polypropylene board, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 2004 © Vernon Ah Kee

Jeremiah Bonson, 'Warrah Bun Bun', 2010, synthetic polymer paint on wood, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 2010  © Jeremiah Bonson

Jeremiah Bonson, 'Warrah Bun Bun', 2010, synthetic polymer paint on wood, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 2010 © Jeremiah Bonson

Gunybi Ganambarr, 'Baraltja', 2009, natural earth pigments on bark, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2010

Gunybi Ganambarr, 'Baraltja', 2009, natural earth pigments on bark, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2010

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