Auction Results

Prices include buyer's premium.

Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March
Sale
68
Auction total
$2,585,373
87% sold by volume
127% sold by value


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Lot 1
$110,455
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
1

ALBERT NAMATJIRA

(1902 - 1959)
LOOKING WEST SPRING GAP

watercolour on paper

28.0 x 39.0 cm (sheet)

signed lower right: ALBERT NAMATJIRA
signed and inscribed with title verso: Looking West Spring Gap / Albert Namatjira

Estimate: 
$25,000 – $35,000
Sold for $110,455 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 2
$122,727
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
2

ALBERT NAMATJIRA

(1902 - 1959)
GLEN HELEN GORGE

watercolour on paper

38.0 x 56.5 cm (sheet)

signed lower right: ALBERT NAMATJIRA

Estimate: 
$35,000 – $45,000
Sold for $122,727 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 3
Private sale
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
3

GINGER RILEY MUNDUWALAWALA

(c.1936 - 2002)
THE ARTIST’S COUNTRY: THE FOUR ARCHES, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on linen

210.0 x 176.0 cm

bears inscription verso: GR/28

Private sale
Lot 4
$22,091
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
4

MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI

(c.1924 - 2015)
MY BROTHER'S COUNTRY, 2009

synthetic polymer paint on linen

151.0 x 151.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, title, medium and Mornington Island Arts and Crafts cat. 4789-L-SG-0909 and Alcaston Gallery cat. AK15383

Estimate: 
$15,000 – $20,000
Sold for $22,091 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 5
$220,909
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
5

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
MERNE (EVERYTHING), 1991

synthetic polymer paint on linen

121.5 x 212.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Delmore Gallery cat. 1W29

Estimate: 
$180,000 – $240,000
Sold for $220,909 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 6
Private sale
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
6

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

born 1952
MILMILNGKAN SITE, 2007

natural ochres on eucalyptus tetradonta bark

126.5 x 50.0 cm (irregular)

bears inscription on label attached verso: artist's name, subject, medium, size, language group and Maningrida Arts and Culture cat. 3847-07

Private sale
Lot 7
$49,091
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
7

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

born 1952
MILMILNGKAN SITE, 2008

natural ochres on eucalyptus tetradonta bark

151.0 x 47.0 cm (irregular)

bears inscription on label attached verso: artist's name, subject, medium, size, language group and Maningrida Arts and Culture cat. 1911-08

Estimate: 
$40,000 – $60,000
Sold for $49,091 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 8
$51,545
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
8

OWEN YALANDJA

born 1960
YAWKYAWK, 2007

natural earth pigments on carved and shaped hardwood

274.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$15,000 – $20,000
Sold for $51,545 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 9
$257,727
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
9

ROVER THOMAS (JOOLAMA)

(c.1926 - 1998)
TUMBI (OWL), 1989

earth pigments and natural binders on canvas 

120.0 x 64.0 cm

bears inscription verso: 'Rover Thomas/ "Dunbi [sic.] Owl" 1989'

Estimate: 
$200,000 – $300,000
Sold for $257,727 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 10
$24,545
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
10

ARTIST'S NAME NOT RECORDED (WEST ARNHEM LAND)

UNTITLED (BARRAMUNDI)

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

65.5 x 160.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$20,000 – $30,000
Sold for $24,545 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 11
$34,364
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
11

ARTIST'S NAME NOT RECORDED (WEST ARNHEM LAND)

UNTITLED (SPIRIT BEING, LONG NECKED TURTLE AND BARRAMUNDI)

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

67.0 x 134.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$30,000 – $50,000
Sold for $34,364 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 12
$122,727
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
12

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

born 1952
NGALYOD RAINBOW SERPENT, 2004

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

148.0 x 63.0 cm (irregular)

bears inscription on label attached verso: artist’s name, medium, size, language group and Maningrida Arts and Culture cat. 757 - 04

Estimate: 
$70,000 – $90,000
Sold for $122,727 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 13
$31,909
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
13

YIRAWALA

(c.1895 - 1976)
BARRAMUNDI, c.1968

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

32.0 x 92.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Sold for $31,909 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 14
$98,182
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
14

MURTIYARRU SUNFLY TJAMPITJIN

(1916 - 1996)
THE ARTIST'S COUNTRY, 1989

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

119.5 x 85.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 378/89 

Estimate: 
$50,000 – $70,000
Sold for $98,182 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 15
$17,182
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
15

TOMMY SKEEN TJAKAMARRA AND MILLIE SKEEN NAMPITJIN

born (c.1930 – 2000) (1932 – 1997)
NARGI DREAMING, 1993

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

113.0 x 67.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artists’ names, date and Balgo Hills, WA

Estimate: 
$12,000 – $16,000
Sold for $17,182 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 16
$61,364
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
16

MICK NAMARARI TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1926 - 1998)
UNTITLED (SANDHILL TRAVELLING DREAMING), 1972

synthetic polymer paint on composition board 

54.0 x 46.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, Stuart Art Centre cat. 1922 and cat. 00060/84

Estimate: 
$30,000 – $40,000
Sold for $61,364 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 17
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Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
17

RONNIE TJAMPITJINPA

born c.1943
TINGARI AT THE CLAYPAN SITE OF MALKA, 1991

synthetic polymer paint on linen

181.0 x 151.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. RT910214

Estimate: 
$40,000 – $60,000
Lot 18
$29,455
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
18

GEORGE TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1943
UNTITLED (WALA WALA ROCKHOLE), 1995

synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen

153.5 x 122.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. GT950678

Estimate: 
$12,000 – $18,000
Sold for $29,455 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 19
$9,818
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
19

CHARLIE WARTUMA (TARAWA) TJUNGURRAYI

(c.1921 - 1999)
UNTITLED (TINGARI PAINTING), 1987

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.5 x 91.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, ‘Watuma’ [sic.] and Papunya Tula Artists cat. CT870944

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Sold for $9,818 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 20
$9,818
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
20

RONNIE TJAMPITJINPA

born c.1943
WATER DREAMING AT MAPARRINYA, 1991

synthetic polymer paint on linen

100.0 x 100.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. RT911261

Estimate: 
$8,000 – $12,000
Sold for $9,818 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 21
$24,545
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
21

MAKINTI NAPANANGKA

(c.1930 - 2011)
LUPULNGA, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen

106.0 x 91.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. MN0803047

Estimate: 
$14,000 – $18,000
Sold for $24,545 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 22
-
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
22

PATRICK OLODOODI TJUNGURRAYI

(c.1935 - 2017)
MYILILI (NEAR JUPITER WELL), 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

121.0 x 152.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. PT0710097

Estimate: 
$15,000 – $20,000
Lot 23
$22,091
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
23

EUBENA NAMPITJIN

(c.1921 - 2013)
KINYU, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen

180.0 x 120.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 133/02

Estimate: 
$15,000 – $25,000
Sold for $22,091 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 24
$17,182
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
24

TJUMPO TJAPANANGKA

(c.1929 - 2007)
UNTITLED, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen

180.0 x 120.0 cm

bears inscription verso: Warlayirti Artists cat. 79-02

Estimate: 
$12,000 – $16,000
Sold for $17,182 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 25
$30,682
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
25

MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI

(c.1924 - 2015)
DIBIRDIBI COUNTRY, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.0 x 101.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, title, medium and Mornington Island Arts and Crafts cat. 3232-L-SG-0608

Estimate: 
$15,000 – $20,000
Sold for $30,682 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 26
$128,864
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
26

DANIEL WALBIDI

born 1983
KIRRIWIRRI, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

70.0 x 232.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, date, medium, size and Short Street Gallery cat. 2651F

Estimate: 
$30,000 – $50,000
Sold for $128,864 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 27
$23,318
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
27

GULUMBU YUNUPINGU

(c.1945 - 2012)
GAN’YU (STARS), 2007

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

123.0 x 65.0 cm (irregular)

bears inscription verso: artist's name and Buku-Larrngay Mulka Art Centre cat. 2974Q and 0706 Dhanaya

Estimate: 
$8,000 – $12,000
Sold for $23,318 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 28
$28,227
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
28

KUTUWULUMI PURAWARRUMPATU (KITTY KANTILLA)

(c.1928 - 2003)
UNTITLED, 2000

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

127.0 x 79.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name and Jilamara Arts and Crafts cat. 138 – 00

Estimate: 
$20,000 – $30,000
Sold for $28,227 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 29
$122,727
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
29

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
MERNE EUDUNGA, 1993

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

151.0 x 122.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name and Delmore Gallery cat. 93B132 and Gallery Gondwana cat. 2003

Estimate: 
$40,000 – $60,000
Sold for $122,727 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 30
$34,364
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
30

MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI

(c.1924 - 2015)
DIBIRDIBI COUNTRY, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen

198.0 x 151.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, title, medium and Mornington Island Arts and Crafts cat. 3455-L-SG-0808 and Alcaston Gallery cat. AK14654

Estimate: 
$20,000 – $30,000
Sold for $34,364 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 31
$49,091
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
31

PADDY NYUNKUNY BEDFORD

(c.1922 - 2007)
UNTITLED, 1998

ochres and pigments on composition board

47.5 x 74.0 cm

initialled and dated verso: PB 98
bears inscription verso: Jirrawun Arts cat. PB7983

Estimate: 
$20,000 – $30,000
Sold for $49,091 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 32
$22,091
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
32

PADDY NYUNKUNY BEDFORD

(c.1922 - 2007)
UNTITLED, 1998

ochres and pigments on composition board

46.0 x 74.0 cm

initialled and dated verso: PB 98
bears inscription verso: Jirrawun cat no. 98

Estimate: 
$20,000 – $30,000
Sold for $22,091 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 33
$22,091
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
33

PADDY NYUNKUNY BEDFORD

(c.1922 - 2007)
UNTITLED, 1998

ochres and pigments on plywood

45.0 x 60.0 cm

Estimate: 
$20,000 – $30,000
Sold for $22,091 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 34
$17,182
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
34

PRINCE OF WALES (MIDPUL)

(c.1935 - 2002)
BODY MARKS, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on linen

123.0 x 86.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, title, date, size and Karen Brown Gallery cat. EP16/99

Estimate: 
$15,000 – $20,000
Sold for $17,182 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 35
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Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
35

GINGER RILEY MUNDUWALAWALA

(c.1936 - 2002)
LIMMEN BIGHT COUNTRY, c.1990

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

172.5 x 188.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name and Alcaston Gallery cat. AK853

Estimate: 
$60,000 – $80,000
Lot 36
$36,818
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
36

MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI

(c.1924 - 2015)
DIBIRDIBI COUNTRY, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

151.0 x 121.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, title, medium and Mornington Island Arts and Crafts cat. 1458-C-SG-0806

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Sold for $36,818 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 37
$147,273
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
37

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
BUSH (EMILY'S) DREAMING, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

230.0 x 124.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, title, size and cat. EKK-5-96

Estimate: 
$100,000 – $150,000
Sold for $147,273 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 38
$104,318
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
38

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
ALHALKERE COUNTRY, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.5 x 91.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name and Delmore Gallery cat. 0130

Estimate: 
$60,000 – $80,000
Sold for $104,318 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 39
$6,750
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
39

SAMUEL NAMUNJDJA

(1965 - 2009)
NGALYOD - RAINBOW SERPENT, 1999

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

164.5 x 75.0 cm (irregular)

bears inscription on label verso: artist's name, medium, size, language group, location and Maningrida Arts and Culture cat. 13551999BP
bears inscription verso: Palya Art cat. 0360

Estimate: 
$4,000 – $6,000
Sold for $6,750 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 40
$12,886
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
40

BARRUPU YUNUPINGU

(1948 - 2012)
UNTITLED (ANCESTRAL FIRE), 2010

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

138.0 x 64.0 cm (irregular)

bears inscription verso: artist's name and Buku-Larrngay Mulka Art Centre cat. 3717Y and 05/10 YIRR and Alcaston Gallery cat. AK17601

Estimate: 
$3,000 – $4,000
Sold for $12,886 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 41
$7,977
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
41

MANGALAY YUNUPINGU

born 1967
GUMATJ LARRIKITJ, 2004

natural earth pigments on hollow log

243.0 cm (height)

Estimate: 
$4,000 – $6,000
Sold for $7,977 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 42
$6,136
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
42

NGULWURR YUNUPINGU

born 1964
GUMATJ LARRIKITJ, 2004

natural earth pigments on hollow log

270.0 cm (height)

Estimate: 
$5,000 – $7,000
Sold for $6,136 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 43
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Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
43

NGULWURR YUNUPINGU

born 1964
GUMATJ LARRIKITJ, 2004

natural earth pigments on hollow log

280.0 cm (height)

Estimate: 
$6,000 – $8,000
Lot 44
$20,864
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
44

LORRAINE CONNELLY-NORTHEY

born 1962
NARRBONG (STRING BAG)

chain link wire mesh with wire handle

150.0 x 100.0 x 35.0 cm

Estimate: 
$5,000 – $7,000
Sold for $20,864 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 45
$22,091
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
45

MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI

(c.1924 - 2015)
KING ALFRED'S COUNTRY, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 92.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, title, medium and Mornington Island Arts and Crafts cat. 2584-L-SG-0907 and Alcaston Gallery cat. AK14002

Estimate: 
$8,000 – $12,000
Sold for $22,091 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 46
$14,727
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
46

IYAWI WIKILYIRI

(c.1945 - 2016)
NGURA NGARUTJARA, 2013

synthetic polymer paint on linen

200.0 x 200.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, date and Tjungu Palya Artists cat. 13307

Estimate: 
$8,000 – $12,000
Sold for $14,727 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 47
$8,591
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
47

TJUNGKARA KEN

born 1969
NGAYUKU NGURA – MY COUNTRY, 2012

synthetic polymer paint on linen

150.5 x 121.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name and Tjala Arts cat. 304-12

Estimate: 
$7,000 – $10,000
Sold for $8,591 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 48
$61,364
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
48

JIMMY BAKER

(c.1915 - 2010)
KATATJITA, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

142.0 x 201.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, community, date and Tjungu Palya cat. TPJB0605

Estimate: 
$20,000 – $30,000
Sold for $61,364 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 49
$12,273
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
49

NGIPI WARD

(1949 - 2014)
WANDANTJARRI, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.5 x 152.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, size and Kayili Artists cat. 06-153

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Sold for $12,273 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 50
$18,409
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
50

BILL WHISKEY TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1920 - 2008)
ROCKHOLES NEAR THE OLGAS, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.0 x 61.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, title, size and Watiyawanu Artists of Amunturrungu Corp cat. 77-07126

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Sold for $18,409 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 51
$24,545
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
51

REGINA PILAWUK WILSON

born 1948
SUN MAT, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 122.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, title, date, size and Durrmu Arts cat. 440

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Sold for $24,545 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 52
$39,273
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
52

ALBERT NAMATJIRA

(1902 - 1959)
GHOST GUM AND MOUNTAIN RANGE

watercolour on paper on card 

16.5 x 36.5 cm

signed lower right: ALBERT NAMATJIRA

Estimate: 
$18,000 – $24,000
Sold for $39,273 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 53
$24,545
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
53

ALBERT NAMATJIRA

(1902 - 1959)
MOUNT GILES, MACDONNELL RANGES

watercolour on paper on card

26.0 x 55.0 cm

signed lower right: ALBERT NAMATJIRA

Estimate: 
$18,000 – $24,000
Sold for $24,545 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 54
$61,364
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
54

LIN ONUS

(1948 - 1996)
UNTITLED (FISH), c.1989

synthetic polymer paint on linen (triptych)

20.0 x 60.0 cm (each)

signed lower right on bottom panel: Lin Onus

Estimate: 
$25,000 – $35,000 (3)
Sold for $61,364 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 55
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Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
55

EUBENA NAMPITJIN

(c.1921 - 2013)
UNTITLED, 1998

synthetic polymer paint on linen

180.0 x 120.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 524/98

Estimate: 
$16,000 – $20,000
Lot 56
$9,818
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
56

ELIZABETH NYUMI NUNGURRAYI

(1947 - 2019)
PARWALLA, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

120.0 x 180.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 723/99

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Sold for $9,818 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 57
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Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
57

ELIZABETH NYUMI NUNGURRAYI

(1947 - 2019)
PARWALLA, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on linen

120.0 x 180.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 724/99

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Lot 58
$7,364
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
58

JEAN BAPTISTE APUATIMI

(1940 - 2013)
KULAMA, 2001

natural earth pigments on canvas

198.5 x 121.0 cm

bears inscription verso: Tiwi Design cat. TD #953-01

Estimate: 
$8,000 – $12,000
Sold for $7,364 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 59
$29,455
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
59

MARIA JOSETTE ORSTO

born 1962
MIYINGA, 2007

natural earth pigments on canvas

160.0 x 198.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, title, date and Tiwi Design cat. p167-07

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Sold for $29,455 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 60
$12,273
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
60

QUEENIE McKENZIE NAKARRA

(c.1915 - 1998)
THEGOOWIYENG (KELLY’S KNOB), 1994

natural earth pigments on canvas

50.0 x 70.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Waringarri Aboriginal Arts cat. AP0307 and S638

Estimate: 
$10,000 – $15,000
Sold for $12,273 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 61
$5,891
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
61

RAMMEY RAMSEY

born c.1935
WARLAWOON, 2005

natural earth pigments on custom board

80.0 x 100.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, title and Jirrawun Arts cat. JA207/05 and cat. RRCB2-2005-12

Estimate: 
$4,000 – $6,000
Sold for $5,891 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 62
$13,500
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
62

RAMMEY RAMSEY

born c.1935
UNTITLED (MY COUNTRY), 2007

natural earth pigments and synthetic polymer paint on plywood

80.0 x 100.0 cm

signed with initials verso: RR
bears inscription verso: Jirrawun Arts cat. RR 11-2007-126

Estimate: 
$4,000 – $6,000
Sold for $13,500 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 63
$3,682
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
63

WALLY MANDARRK

(1915 - 1987)
SPIRIT FIGURES AND ROCK LIZARDS, c.1980

natural earth pigments on bark

78.0 x 38.0 cm (irregular)

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, title, location and language group

Estimate: 
$2,000 – $3,000
Sold for $3,682 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 64
$24,545
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
64

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

born 1952
LIGHTNING SPIRIT NAMARRKON, c.1980

natural earth pigments on bark

58.0 x 23.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$5,000 – $7,000
Sold for $24,545 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 65
$9,573
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
65

MICK ARUNI ILLORTAMINNI

(c1917 - 1973)
DOUBLE SIDED JANUS FIGURE OF BIMA/WAI-EE, c.1964

natural earth pigments on carved hardwood

73.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$8,000 – $12,000
Sold for $9,573 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 66
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Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
66

ARTIST UNKNOWN (WESTERN ARNHEM LAND)

UNTITLED (LORRKON), 2000s

natural earth pigments on hollow log

310.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$8,000 – $12,000
Lot 67
$4,295
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
67

BILLY THOMAS JOONGOORRA

(c.1920 - 2012)
MOONDOOROO II, SWEET POTATO

pigment and ochre with synthetic binder on canvas

46.0 x 62.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, size and Waringarri Aboriginal Arts cat. S761 / AP0976
bears inscription on label attached verso: Moondooroo II / Sweet Potato / AP0976

Estimate: 
$4,000 – $6,000
Sold for $4,295 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 68
$7,364
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
68

BOXER MILNER TJAMPITJIN

(c.1934 - 2009)
PURKITJI (STURT CREEK), 1999

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

120.0 x 40.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 475/99

Estimate: 
$5,000 – $7,000
Sold for $7,364 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne
Lot 69
$11,045
Important Australian Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
30 March 2022
69

RONNIE TJAMPITJINPA

born c.1943
WIYANGARRI, 1994

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 45.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. RT940312

Estimate: 
$2,500 – $3,500
Sold for $11,045 (inc. BP) in Auction 68 - 30 March 2022, Melbourne