EThe Hermannsburg Collection

2nd July to 6th August 2016
Location: CooeeArt Gallery
Address: 31 Lamrock Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

As a small boy grew up in western NSW during the 1960's, a tiny watercolour painting hanging opposite his bed was his window on a vast imagined landscape.

Long before desert acrylic dot paintings were first created by the Pintupi at Papunya, romantic depictions of the desert were painted by the Aranda in the tiny mission at Hermannsburg. These paintings captured the subtleties of colour as the desert changes from the soft tones of summer heat, to the rich colours of the early morning and late evening light.

Fifty years later these images have become synonymous with our vision of the Australian outback. The boy, now Dr. Jeff Stephenson OAM, has amassed a collection of Hermannsburg paintings that extends to over 120 works by all of the most important Aranda artists.

The vast majority, still in their original frames, were painted between 1945 and 1975 by the first generation of painters in this tradition. They include panoramic works rich in vibrant colour, and vivid intimate images of specific Dreaming sites.

The artists represented include the Pareroultja brothers Otto, Edwin, and Trevor (often referred to as the ‘breakaway group’); the important cultural custodian Walter Ebatarinja (the husband of Albert Namajira’s daughter Maisie); and Albert Namatjira’s sons Oscar, Keith, Enos, Ewald, Maurice and his grandson Gabriel.

Among the host of paintings in this fascinating private collection are works by Arnulf Ebatarinja, Cordula  Ebatarinja, Joshua  Ebatarinja, Benjamin Landara, Richard Moketarinja, Basil Rantji, Claude Pannka, Herbert Raberaba, Henoch Raberaba, Kenneth Entata, Athanius Titus Renkaraka, Gabriel Wallace, Wenton  Rubuntja, Peter Tjutjatja Taylor, Adolf  Inkamala, Clem Abbott.

‘Some people think Oh! Only dot painting really has meaning. Landscape is only pretty coloured rocks and trees. We only want dot paintings.
But these hills have meaning and we have stories too, the landscape artists. We also talk about where the different Dreamings come from, and where they meet up and so on.
We have two ways of painting: sand painting and landscapes. For us they both have the same Dreaming story. The landscape painting we do, it shows the country. We don’t just paint anything, that’s not our way. We are inspired by the country and the Dreaming as we paint.’


Jillian Namatjira

- Alison French, Seeing the Centre, The art of Albert Namatjira 1902-1959, NGA, pp 34-35

Don't miss out on seeing this beautiful curated exhibition. These works can be purchased. Prices range from $350 upward.

Untitled by Albert Namatjira
Untitled
Albert Namatjira

30 x 60cm
#13380
$N/A

 by Clem Abbott

Clem Abbott

52 x 34 cm
#14100
SOLD

 by Clem Abbott

Clem Abbott

35 x 25 cm
#14101
SOLD

 by Clem Abbott

Clem Abbott

35 × 24 cm
#14102
SOLD

Mi Gum by G.E Binsted
Mi Gum
G.E Binsted

52 x 34 cm
#14103
SOLD

 by Cordula Ebatarinja

Cordula Ebatarinja 1

32 x 19 cm
#14104 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$500.00

 by Cordula Ebatarinja

Cordula Ebatarinja 1

51 x 33 cm
#14105
SOLD

Rutjipma
Rutjipma "Mt Sonder NT"
Cordula Ebatarinja 1

34 x 24 cm
#14106
SOLD

 by Desmond Ebatarinja

Desmond Ebatarinja

36 x 26 cm
#14107
SOLD

 by Desmond Ebatarinja

Desmond Ebatarinja

31 x 25 cm
#14108
SOLD

 by Joshua Ebatarinja

Joshua Ebatarinja 1

36 x 26 cm
#14109
SOLD

 by Joshua Ebatarinja

Joshua Ebatarinja 1

69 x 23 cm
#14110 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$800.00

 by Walter Ebatarinja

Walter Ebatarinja 3

67 x 50 cm
#14111
SOLD

Rutjipma
Rutjipma "Mt Sonder with Corkwood"
Walter Ebatarinja 3

49 x 33 cm
#14112 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$900.00

 by Walter Ebatarinja

Walter Ebatarinja 3

45 x 33 cm
#14113 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$950.00

 by Walter Ebatarinja

Walter Ebatarinja 3

41 × 39 cm
#14114 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$1,900.00

 by Walter Ebatarinja

Walter Ebatarinja 3

53 × 35 cm
#14115
SOLD

Rutjipma
Rutjipma "Mt Sonder
Walter Ebatarinja 3

37 x 26 cm
#14116
SOLD

Ljalkaindirma
Ljalkaindirma "Mt Hermannsburg NT"
Kenneth Entata 1

36 x 26 cm
#14117 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$600.00

 by Richard Forrester

Richard Forrester

48 x 37 cm
#14118
SOLD

West McDonnell Ranges by Richard Forrester
West McDonnell Ranges
Richard Forrester

36 x 24 cm
#14119
SOLD

 by Lindgerg Inkamala

Lindgerg Inkamala

50 x 35 cm
#14120
SOLD

 by Lindgerg Inkamala

Lindgerg Inkamala

32 x 22 cm
#14121
SOLD

 by Johannes Katakarinja

Johannes Katakarinja

35 x 22 cm
#14122
SOLD

 by Benjamin Landara

Benjamin Landara

75 x 30 cm
#14123
SOLD

 by Benjamin Landara

Benjamin Landara

53 x 39 cm
#14124
SOLD

 by Benjamin Landara

Benjamin Landara

38 x 27 cm
#14125
SOLD

 by Benjamin Landara

Benjamin Landara

25 x 18 cm
#14126
SOLD

 by Benjamin Landara

Benjamin Landara


#14127
SOLD

Finke River Mission by Benjamin Landara
Finke River Mission
Benjamin Landara

35 x 25 cm
#14128
SOLD

 by Benjamin Landara

Benjamin Landara

26 x 18 cm
#14129
SOLD

Hermannsburg Hills by Benjamin Landara
Hermannsburg Hills
Benjamin Landara

54 x 38 cm
#14130
SOLD

 by Benjamin Landara

Benjamin Landara

36 x 26 cm
#14131
SOLD

 by Benjamin Landara

Benjamin Landara

25 x 16 cm
#14132
SOLD

Alyape
Alyape "Palm Valley NT"
Richard Moketarinja 2

38 x 28 cm
#14133
SOLD

Ghost Gum by Richard Moketarinja
Ghost Gum
Richard Moketarinja 2

36 x 26 cm
#14134 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$900.00

Across the Valley by Richard Moketarinja
Across the Valley
Richard Moketarinja 2

36 x 26 cm
#14135
SOLD

Ghost Gum and Mt Hermannsburg by Richard Moketarinja
Ghost Gum and Mt Hermannsburg
Richard Moketarinja 2

27 x 19 cm
#14136 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$650.00

 by Enos Namatjira

Enos Namatjira

36 x 22 cm
#14137
SOLD

 by Ewald Namatjira

Ewald Namatjira 1

51 x 34 cm
#14138
SOLD

East Side Glen Helen Gorge by Ewald Namatjira
East Side Glen Helen Gorge
Ewald Namatjira 1

55 x 38 cm
#14139
SOLD

West Side Hermannsburg Mission by Ewald Namatjira
West Side Hermannsburg Mission
Ewald Namatjira 1

37 x 27 cm
#14140
SOLD

Rutjipma Mt Sonder by Ewald Namatjira
Rutjipma Mt Sonder
Ewald Namatjira 1

73 x 45 cm
#14141
SOLD

Stockman on Horse by Ewald Namatjira
Stockman on Horse
Ewald Namatjira 1

12 x 8 cm
#14142
SOLD

 by Ewald Namatjira

Ewald Namatjira 1

52 x 35 cm
#14143
SOLD

 by Ewald Namatjira

Ewald Namatjira 1

37 x 27 cm
#14144
SOLD

Northern Territory with Running Emus by Ewald Namatjira
Northern Territory with Running Emus
Ewald Namatjira 1

22 x 12 cm
#14145
SOLD

 by Gabriel Namatjira

Gabriel Namatjira

51 x 35 cm
#14146
SOLD

Gums in the West McDonnell Ranges by Keith Namatjira
Gums in the West McDonnell Ranges
Keith Namatjira

35 x 25 cm
#14147
SOLD

Sandy Creek in the Hills by Keith Namatjira
Sandy Creek in the Hills
Keith Namatjira

26 x 18 cm
#14148
SOLD

 by Keith Namatjira

Keith Namatjira

52 x 34 cm
#14149
SOLD

Rutjipma Mt Sonder and Corkwood Tree by Keith Namatjira
Rutjipma Mt Sonder and Corkwood Tree
Keith Namatjira

48 x 30 cm
#14150
SOLD

 by Keith Namatjira

Keith Namatjira

35 x 24 cm
#14151
SOLD

Gums in the Todd Riverbed by Keith Namatjira
Gums in the Todd Riverbed
Keith Namatjira

46 x 35 cm
#14152
SOLD

Alhekulyele Mt Gillen by Maurice Namatjira
Alhekulyele Mt Gillen
Maurice Namatjira

33 x 19 cm
#14153
SOLD

 by Maurice Namatjira

Maurice Namatjira

34 x 24 cm
#14154
SOLD

 by Maurice Namatjira

Maurice Namatjira

52 x 35 cm
#14155
SOLD

 by Oscar Namatjira

Oscar Namatjira

36 x 25 cm
#14156
SOLD

 by Oscar Namatjira

Oscar Namatjira

33 x 49 cm
#14157
SOLD

 by Oscar Namatjira

Oscar Namatjira

26 x 37 cm
#14158
SOLD

Along the Flats, Mount Sonder by Oscar Namatjira
Along the Flats, Mount Sonder
Oscar Namatjira

53 x 37 cm
#14159
SOLD

 by Oscar Namatjira

Oscar Namatjira

53 x 37 cm
#14160
SOLD

 by Oscar Namatjira

Oscar Namatjira

26 x 17 cm
#14161
SOLD

 by Oscar Namatjira

Oscar Namatjira

35 x 24 cm
#14162
SOLD

 by Claude Panka

Claude Panka 2

25 x 36 cm
#14163
SOLD

 by Claude Panka

Claude Panka 2

45 x 30 cm
#14164
SOLD

 by Claude Panka

Claude Panka 2

48 x 35 cm
#14165 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$1,200.00

Mt Gillen Alice Springs by Nelson Pannka
Mt Gillen Alice Springs
Nelson Pannka 1

71 x 51 cm
#14166 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$650.00

 by Edwin Pareroultja

Edwin Pareroultja 2

35 x 25 cm
#14167 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$500.00

McDonnell Ranges by Edwin Pareroultja
McDonnell Ranges
Edwin Pareroultja 2

44 x 33 cm
#14168
SOLD

McDonnells from Sandhill by Edwin Pareroultja
McDonnells from Sandhill
Edwin Pareroultja 2

27 x 33 cm
#14169
SOLD

 by Edwin Pareroultja

Edwin Pareroultja 2

36 x 24 cm
#14170 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$800.00

 by Edwin Pareroultja

Edwin Pareroultja 2

32 x 24 cm
#14171
SOLD

Parerultja by Otto Pareroultja
Parerultja
Otto Pareroultja 1

28 x 19 cm
#14172
SOLD

The Hills Behind Hermannsburg by Otto Pareroultja
The Hills Behind Hermannsburg
Otto Pareroultja 1

36.0 x 25.0 cm
#14173
SOLD

The Hills Behind Hermannsburg by Otto Pareroultja
The Hills Behind Hermannsburg
Otto Pareroultja 1

53 x 33 cm
#14174
SOLD

 by Otto Pareroultja

Otto Pareroultja 1

28 x 19 cm
#14175
SOLD

Rutjipma Mt Sonder and Corkwood Tree by Otto Pareroultja
Rutjipma Mt Sonder and Corkwood Tree
Otto Pareroultja 1

38 x 24 cm
#14176 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$950.00

 by Trevor Pareroultja

Trevor Pareroultja 1

26 x 18 cm
#14177 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$250.00

Ormiston Gorge by Henoch Raberaba
Ormiston Gorge
Henoch Raberaba 6

23 x 30 cm
#14178 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$1,100.00

Mt Sonder by Henoch Raberaba
Mt Sonder
Henoch Raberaba 6

35 x 24 cm
#14179 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$700.00

 by Henoch Raberaba

Henoch Raberaba 6

36 x 26 cm
#14180 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$800.00

 by Henoch Raberaba

Henoch Raberaba 6

36 x 26 cm
#14181 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$700.00

Haast's Bluff by Henoch Raberaba
Haast's Bluff
Henoch Raberaba 6

26 x 17 cm
#14182 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$700.00

 by Henoch Raberaba

Henoch Raberaba 6

36 x 26 cm
#14183 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$750.00

 by Henoch Raberaba

Henoch Raberaba 6

54.0 x 36.0 cm
#14184
SOLD

 by Henoch Raberaba

Henoch Raberaba 6

35 x 24 cm
#14185
SOLD

Heavitree Gap by Herbert Raberaba
Heavitree Gap
Herbert Raberaba 3

54 x 36 cm
#14186 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$875.00

 by Herbert Raberaba

Herbert Raberaba 3

54 x 37 cm
#14187
SOLD

 by Herbert Raberaba

Herbert Raberaba 3

36 x 25 cm
#14188 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$600.00

Glen Helen Gorge by Herbert Raberaba
Glen Helen Gorge
Herbert Raberaba 3

74 x 53 cm
#14189
SOLD

 by Herbert Raberaba

Herbert Raberaba 3

35 x 25 cm
#14190 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$875.00

Al Mantei by Basil Rantji
Al Mantei
Basil Rantji

52 x 36 cm
#14191
SOLD

 by Basil Rantji

Basil Rantji

37 x 27 cm
#14192
SOLD

 by Norman Ratara

Norman Ratara 1

49 x 34 cm
#14193 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$600.00

 by Athanasius Titus Renkaraka

Athanasius Titus Renkaraka 1

35 x 26 cm
#14194
SOLD

 by Athanasius Titus Renkaraka

Athanasius Titus Renkaraka 1

38 x 27 cm
#14195 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$600.00

Ingkwepeye Tyinye, Honey Ant Dreaming meets Fish Dreaming by Wenton Rubuntja
Ingkwepeye Tyinye, Honey Ant Dreaming meets Fish Dreaming
Wenton Rubuntja 1

24 x 18 cm
#14196 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$450.00

 by Therese Ryder

Therese Ryder 1

22 x 16 cm
#14197 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$150.00

James Range Areyonga NT by Thomas Yamankarra Stephens
James Range Areyonga NT
Thomas Yamankarra Stephens

25 x 18 cm
#14198
SOLD

James Range Areyonga NT by Peter Taylor Tjutjaja
James Range Areyonga NT
Peter Taylor Tjutjaja

52 x 34 cm
#14199
SOLD

 by Gabriel Wallace

Gabriel Wallace 1

40 x 32 cm
#14200 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
$100.00

The Hunter by Unknown Artist
The Hunter
Unknown Artist 21

37 x 25 cm
#14201
SOLD

Aranda Landscape by Albert Namatjira
Aranda Landscape - 0.195
Albert Namatjira

23.5 x 33.5 cm
#14433
SOLD

West Macdonnell Ranges by Douglas Kwarlpe Abbott
West Macdonnell Ranges
Douglas Kwarlpe Abbott

54 x 23cm
#8817
SOLD

Small Gap in West MacDonnell Ranges by Hubert Pareroultja
Small Gap in West MacDonnell Ranges
Hubert Pareroultja 1

26 x 36cm
#8818
SOLD

Merrini Loop Road by Hubert Pareroultja
Merrini Loop Road
Hubert Pareroultja 1

54 x 23cm
#8824
SOLD

Palm Valley by Peter Taylor Tjutjaja
Palm Valley
Peter Taylor Tjutjaja

26.0 x 36.0 cm
#8825
SOLD

James Ranges by Hubert Pareroultja
James Ranges
Hubert Pareroultja 1

12 x 36cm
#8826
SOLD

Wallaby Story by Wenton Rubuntja
Wallaby Story
Wenton Rubuntja 1

32 x 42cm
#8943
SOLD

The Hermannsburg Collection Seminar

Join Adrian Newstead as he delves into the history of Albert Namatjirra and the entire Hermannsburg School of artists. Expand your knowledge about this fascinating area of Australian art history. Drinks and nibbles will be served throughout the day.

Saturday 23rd July 2016

2 - 3 pm
$20 per person
RSVP essential - click here

Drinks and nibbles will be served all day so if you can not make the seminar make sure you don't miss this fascinating survey of desert watercolours spanning 60 years.

View the entire exhibition online