2022 Christmas Salon

Spinifex Arts Project, Tjala Arts, Ninuku Arts, Yirrkala, Mangkaja Arts, Papunya Tjupi Arts, Yarrenyty Arltere Artists
7 - 17 December 2022

A collection of works presented by Aboriginal & Pacific Art gallery.

Four Dreamings | Carbiene McDonald Tjangala

Papunya Tjupi Arts
3 November - 3 December 2022

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Presented by Aboriginal & Pacific Art gallery in association with Papunya Tjupi, Papunya, NT.

Mangkaja Arts - 30 Years Desert and River

Mangkaja Arts
5 - 29 October 2022

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Presented by Aboriginal & Pacific Art in association with Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia.

2022 Paper & Print

Jilamara Arts, Kitty Kantilla, Tjala Arts, Maningrida Arts and Culture, Arnhem Land, Yirrkala, Hermannsburg, Jean-Baptiste Apuatimi, Ngaruwanajirri Inc., Mary McLean, Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, Papunya Tula, Balgo Art
7 - 24 September 2022

A collection of works on paper presented by Aboriginal & Pacifc Art.

2022 Ngayuku ngura - My Country

Tjala Arts
3 - 27 August 2022


Presented by Aboriginal & Pacific Art in association with Tjala Arts, Amata, APY Lands, South Australia.

Women’s group exhibition featuring new works by Mitakiki Women’s Collaborative, Tjungkara Ken, Freda Brady, Maringka Tunkin, Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken, Muna Kulyuru and Janie Kulyuru Lewis.

2022 MINYMA – Women of Spinifex

Spinifex Arts Project
1 - 30 July 2022



Held in association with Spinifex Arts Project, Tjuntjuntjara, Western Australia.

2022 Gurtha - Songs of the First Fire

25 May - 18 June 2022

Fire is central to our lives. The spark in the ignition of our petrol engines. The family barbecue. A flickering candle. And yet it is still mysterious. A chemical reaction emitting heat and light that is not solid, liquid or gas. It feeds on oxygen, as do all animate beings, but it is not alive. It occurs naturally but also defines all human societies by their ability to create and control it. It is domesticity, warmth and cooked food but also the destroyer of life and property if uncontained. For Yolŋu fire has a place in the matrix of identity just like any person place or thing. Its’ songs are sung by only two closely related clans. They are both from the Yirritja half of the world. They are the Gumatj and the Maḏarrpa. Their epic song poetry records the details of the first fire. It captures the ever shifting multifarious manifestations and permutations of this plasma. The dew in the cobwebs of the spiders who are first to emerge after the inferno. The twisted scarred body of Bäru, the burns victim, saltwater crocodile. The dousing tears of the Seven Djulpan Sisters when someone lights a fire in the wrong season. These songs ultimately connect all people, animals and plants to the Fire. The works in this show are a visual mnemonic to those verses. A cryptic code fully legible only to the knowledgeable but suggestive to the rest of us whose lives also revolve around this central mystery.

- Will Stubbs


2022 Celebrate with Us How Much We Love to Make Art!

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, Tangentyere Artists
19 April - 14 May 2022


In association with Yarrenyty Arltere Artists and Tangentyere Artists, Alice Springs, NT.

Bark Paintings from the 70s to Today

Maningrida Arts and Culture, Milingimbi, Arnhem Land, Yirrkala
1 - 13 April 2022

A selection of bark paintings, old and new.

2022 Kaye Brown

Jilamara Arts
3 - 26 March 2022


"The old people used to do minga (body markings) with stringray barb and sometimes maybe with jukwarringa (mud mussel) shell… Aminayi (grandfather) used to talk to us and show us. He had two on top of his belly and he had on his arm… now we are trying to keep that design alive through painting…

Yirrinkiripwoja means painting on the face and now for canvas and other things…” 

- Kaye Brown

2022 Alfonso Puautjimi: Tiwi Artist

Ngaruwanajirri Inc.
3 - 26 February 2022

In association with Ngaruwanajirri Inc., Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu), Bathurst Island, NT


Alfonso has been painting with the Ngaruwanajirri group since 1997. Subject matter of his paintings is drawn from his environment: Tutini (pukumani poles), carved heads, figures and birds as still life groupings, local landscape including trees, boats, planes and cars and patterns. Alfonso uses bold brush strokes, generous paint application and applies black lines over broad areas of colour, finishing with dots and lines in colour. His paintwork has a strong textural effect. 

- Ngaruwanajirri Inc. 2022