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An Early Coolamon (piti)
nineteenth century 

Renmark, South Australia

carved hardwood 59 cm l x 26 cm w x 12.5 cm d 

PROVENANCE
Early Riverland Family Collection, South Australia
Tony Bond, Adelaide, acquired from the above
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above
 

SOLD


An Exceedingly Rare Hooked Boomerang
nineteenth century

Likely Cooper Creek, South Australia/Queensland Border

carved hardwood and resin
bears Holt Collection cat. no. H138 verso
64.8 cm high

PROVENANCE
John Holt Collection, Sydney
Warren Anderson, Western Australia
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above
 

SOLD



A Rare Spearthrower (womera)
mid-late nineteenth century

South East Australia

carved hardwood
80.1 cm long

PROVENANCE
Michael Evans, United States of America
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above
 

SOLD


A Fine and Early Spearthrower (womera)
early-mid nineteenth century

South East Australia

carved hardwood
79 cm long

PROVENANCE
Ben Hunter, United Kingdom
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above
 

SOLD


A Rare Spearthrower (womera)
mid-late nineteenth century

South East Australia

carved hardwood
76.8 cm long

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United Kingdom
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above
 

SOLD


An Early Broad Shield
mid nineteenth century

New South Wales

carved hardwood, spinifex resin, cane handle and natural earth pigments remnant
98.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United Kingdom
Tribal Art & Antiquities, Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, United Kingdom, 20 September 2016, lot 572
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above
 

SOLD


A Rare Shovel and Club
nineteenth century

Menindee, New South Wales

carved hardwood
44.7 cm; 57.2 cm high (2)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New South Wales, collected at Menindee in 1930
Private Collection, New South Wales, by descent from the above
Private Collection, Queensland
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above


SOLD


An Early Boomerang Club (lil-lil)
early nineteenth century (or earlier)

Darling River region, New South Wales

carved hardwood
69.3 cm high

PROVENANCE
Ben Hunter, United Kingdom
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above
 

SOLD


A Dynamically Carved Narrow Shield
nineteenth century

Darling River Region, New South Wales

carved wood and natural earth pigments
76.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Denmark
Tribal Art, Bruun Rasmussen, Denmark
Private Collection, Australia, acquired from the above
 

SOLD


A Fine Club and Shield
late nineteenth century 

Broken Hill or Flinders Ranges, South Australia

carved hardwood
63 cm; 68.5 cm high (2) 

PROVENANCE
Private Collection
Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s Australia, Sydney, 28-29 July 2003, lot 220, illustrated
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above
 

SOLD

 


A Dynamically Carved Shield (gulmari)
nineteenth century 

South West Queensland

carved wood and natural earth pigments
57 cm h x 25.5 cm w x 9.5 cm d 

PROVENANCE
Noel Edwin Bantick (1928-1999), Adelaide
Private Collection, South Australia, acquired from the above in 2000
Private Collection, Queensland
 

SOLD


An Early and Incised Shield
mid-late nineteenth century 

Likely Birdsville, South Western Queensland

carved wood and resin
64.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Queensland
 

SOLD


An Early Club (bendi)
nineteenth century

Upper Fitzroy River, Rockhampton region, Central Queensland

carved hardwood and natural earth pigments
76 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Victoria
 

SOLD


A Sword Club
nineteenth century

Rainforest People, Far North Queensland

carved hardwood and resin
124.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Victoria
 

SOLD


A Sword Club
nineteenth century

Rainforest People, Far North Queensland

carved hardwood and resin
150.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New South Wales
 

SOLD


A Rare Palm-leaf Basket
nineteenth century 

Rainforest People, Far North Queensland

palm leaf, cane, spinifex resin and natural earth pigments
35 cm h x 32 cm w x 29 cm d

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Queensland
 

SOLD


A Rare Armband
late nineteenth century

Larrakia People, Port Darwin, Northern Territory

plant fibre string and natural earth pigments
8.5 cm dia.

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United Kingdom
 

SOLD


Two Large Ceremonial Clubs
early twentieth century

Bathurst or Melville Islands, Northern Territory

carved hardwood and natural earth pigments
93.7 cm; 102.5 cm high (2)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Darwin
Private Collection, Queensland
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above
 

SOLD


JIMMY MIJAUMIJAU
1897-1985

The Barramundi,circa 1960

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
bears cat. no. 100 verso
75 x 33 cm

PROVENANCE
Sandra Le Brun Holmes, Northern Territory
Juan Sala, Melbourne, acquired from the above
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired from the above
 

SOLD


ARTIST UNKNOWN
Elcho Island

Untitled (Ceremonial Lobster), 1960

carved hardwood, twine, lorikeet feathers, spinifex resin and natural earth pigments
61 cm long (head to tail of wood carving)

PROVENANCE
Sandra Le Brun Holmes, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Victoria, acquired from the above in 1981
 

SOLD


ATTR. JACK KARADADA
1920-2003

Untitled (Wanjina and Gwion Gwion figures), circa 1980 (or earlier)

carved wood, natural earth pigments and resin
69.5 x 30 cm

PROVENANCE
Dr. George Stern, United Kingdom
Sylvie Stern, Canberra, by descent from the above
Private collection, Canberra, acquired from the above
 

SOLD


CRUSOE KUNINGBAL
1922-1984

Mimih (with Magic Bag), circa 1970

carved wood and natural earth pigments
230 cm high

PROVENANCE
Sandra Le Brun Holmes, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Victoria, acquired from the above in 1981
 

SOLD


BILLY STOCKMAN
1925-2015

Yam Dreaming, 1971

synthetic polymer paint on composition board
28.8 x 28.3 cm

PROVENANCE
Geoffrey Bardon, Sydney
Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney
A Distinguished Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above in 1997

EXHIBITED

On long-term loan to the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne in 1994 

LITERATURE
Geoffrey and James Bardon, Papunya; A Place Made After the Story, The Beginnings of the Western Desert Painting Movement, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2004, p. 312 (illustrated as painting 251)

This painting is sold with accompanying documentation with an annotated diagram in Geoffrey Bardon’s hand.
 

SOLD


ATTR. TIM LEURA
1936-1984

Untitled (Coolamon), 1968

natural earth pigments an synthetic polymer paint on carved bean wood
72 x 19 x 8 cm

PROVENANCE
Rudi Lukat, South Australia, collected 1968
Private Collection, South Australia, by descent from the above
Private Collection, Adelaide, acquired from the above
 

SOLD


CLIFFORD POSSUM
1932-2002

Untitled (snake), 1968

natural earth pigments and synthetic polymer paint on carved bean wood
31.5 x 13.5 x 5.7 cm

PROVENANCE
Rudi Lukat, South Australia, collected 1968
Private Collection, South Australia, by descent from the above
Private Collection, Adelaide, acquired from the above
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above
 

SOLD


KAAPA TJAMPITJINPA
1920-1989 

Budgerigar Dreaming, 1972 

synthetic polymer paint on composition board
50.5 x 25 cm 

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, acquired from Papunya in 1972
Fine Contemporary and Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s Australia, Melbourne, 28 November 1995, lot 636, illustrated
A Distinguished Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above
 

SOLD


OLD MICK WALLANKARRI
1914-1996

Honey Ant Dreaming, 1981

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artistscat. no. OM810326 verso
121 x 76 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
Private Collection, Queensland
Modern Aboriginal Art, Christies, Sydney, 12 October 2004, lot 111
Tineriba Fine Arts, Adelaide
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above

This painting is to be sold with a certificate from Papunya Tula Artists.
 

SOLD


MICK NAMARARI
1926–1998

Nyarkulnga, 1983

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. MN830707 verso
122 x 76 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
Corbally Stourton Contemporary Art, London, cat no. CSCA111
Transart Gallery, Germany
Private Collection, New York
Important Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s Australia, Melbourne, 28 June 1999, lot 316
Private Collection, Melbourne

This painting is to be sold with a certificate from Papunya Tula Artists.
 

SOLD


FRONT

BACK

DICK ROUGHSEY
1924-1985

LINDSAY ROUGHSEY
born 1913

Lurugal (The last circumcision ceremony on Mornington Island), 1969

synthetic polymer paint on composition board
41 x 58 cm (painted both sides)

PROVENANCE
Gallery A, Sydney (the late Ann Lewis)
Private Collection, New South Wales
 

SOLD


TREVOR NICKOLLS
1949-2012 

Uluru Dreaming #2, circa 1988 

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
bears Graeme Marshall cat. no 26803/33 verso
61 x 84 cm 

PROVENANCE
Graeme Marshall (later Marshall Arts), Adelaide
Private Collection
125th Birthday Auction, Theodore Bruce Auctions, Adelaide, 24 March 2003, lot 133
Private Collection, South Australia
 

SOLD


CLINTON NAIN
born 1971 

Don’t Miss, 2003 

house paint and ochre on linen
151 x 123 cm 

PROVENANCE
The Artist
Sherman Galleries, Sydney, 2003
Private Collection, Sydney
Modern + Contemporary Art, Shapiro Auctioneers, Sydney, 20 March 2005, lot 138
Private Collection, Adelaide, acquired from the above 

LITERATURE
Alan, Susan and Emily McCulloch, The New McCulloch’s Encyclopaedia of Australian Art,
The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2006, p. 110 (illustrated full page) 

EXHIBITED
Living Under the Bridge, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, 6-28 November 2003
 

SOLD


YALA YALA GIBBS
1925-1999

Tupapi (Rockholes), 1998

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. YY980302
122 x 91 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
Daphne Williams, Alice Springs
Western Desert Dialysis Appeal, Sotheby’s, Sydney, 11 November 2000
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above

This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate. 
 

SOLD


BUTCHER CHEREL
1920-2009

Untitled, 2004
Untitled, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on paper
bears Mankaja Arts cat. nos. wc397/04 and wc398/04 verso
56 x 38.2 cm (2)

PROVENANCE
Mangkaja Arts, Western Australia
Raft Artspace, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above
 

SOLD


BILL WHISKEY
1920-2008 

Pirupa Alka (Rockholes near Ayers Rock), 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Watiyawanu Artists cat. no. 10-0601 verso
90 x 90 cm

PROVENANCE
Watiyawanu Artists, Northern Territory
Tony Bond, Adelaide
Private Collection, Adelaide, acquired from the above
 

SOLD


BILL WHISKEY
1920-2008 

Rockholes Near the Olgas, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears artists name, title and Watiyawanu Artists cat. no. 77-08402 verso
183 x 270 cm

PROVENANCE
Watiyawanu Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Adelaide, acquired from the above
 

SOLD


HELICOPTER
born 1946 

Jupiter Well, 2010

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 536/10 verso
150 x 101 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia
Private Collection, Western Australia, acquired from the above

This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate.
 

SOLD


NORA WOMPI
born 1935

Kunawarritji, 2010

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 536/10 verso
120 x 80 cm 

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia
Private Collection, Western Australia, acquired from the above

This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate.
 

SOLD


ELIZABETH GORDON
born 1954

Ngamaloo, 2010

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Warlayirti Artists cat. no. 481/10 verso
155 x 105 cm

PROVENANCE
Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia
Private Collection, Western Australia, acquired from the above

This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate.

SOLD


WINGU TINGMA
1935-2010 

Kuru Ala, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Tjungu Palya cat. no. 6298 verso
96 x 87 cm

PROVENANCE
Tjungu Palya, South Australia
Private Collection, acquired from the above

This painting is sold with a Tjungu Palya certificate.
 

SOLD


TOMMY MITCHELL
1943-2013 

Walu, 2009 

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Warakurna Artists cat. no. 109-09 verso
152 x 152 cm 

PROVENANCE
Warakurna Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired from the above 

EXHIBITED
The 26th Aboriginal & National Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, 12 August 2009

This painting is sold with a Warakurna Artists certificate. 
 

SOLD


MYRA COOK
born 1932

Lirrun, 2011

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Warakurna Artists cat. no. 47-11 verso
102 x 76 cm

PROVENANCE
Warakurna Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired from the above 

EXHIBITED
Desert Mob 2011, Araluen Arts Centre, Northern Territory, 9 September - October 23

LITERATURE
Tim Acker and John Carty, Ngaanyatjarra: Art of the Lands, UWA Publishing,
Western Australia, 2012, p.24

This painting is sold with a Warakurna Artists certificate.
 

SOLD


BOB GIBSON
born 1974

Tjukurla, 2013

synthetic polymer paint on linen
bears Tjarlirli Art cat. no. 13-130 verso
166 x 152 cm

PROVENANCE
Tjarlirli Art, Northern Territory
Marshall Arts, Adelaide
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired directly from the above

This painting is sold with a Tjarlirli Art certificate.
 

SOLD


DANIEL WALBIDI
born 1983 

Wirnpa, 2017 

synthetic polymer and metallic paint on linen
bears Short St Gallery cat. no. 833875 verso
150 x 180 cm 

PROVENANCE
The Artist, Short St Gallery, Western Australia

This painting is sold with a Short St Gallery certificate. 
 

SOLD