Beautify your home, office or other space with Australian Aboriginal art from Wentworth Galleries. Check out our favourite artists & new arrivals. See now.
Aboriginal art has changed dramatically since the early days at Papunya with many artists moving away from traditional iconography while maintaining their traditional stories. These works have progressively become more abstract. Many years ago now, Rover Thomas and Emily Kame Kngwarreye were the key proponents of this stylistic shift. To view the bold minimal works of Kudditji Kngwarreye, or the fine detail of Jorna Newberry is to gain an understanding of just how much diversity there is in Modern Aboriginal Art.
Aboriginal art has become one of the leading art movements in the world today. This ancient art form has evolved to become one of the most contemporary, attractive and interesting forms of painting today. The move away from natural ochres and pigments into modern materials and often vibrant paints revolutionised this form of art, making it the darling of the Australian art auction scene and our Australian art exports leader over the last 20 years.
A lot of galleries have started selling Aboriginal art recently - Wentworth Galleries have been involved for more than 15 years and were one of the first galleries in Sydney to showcase Aboriginal art. We we also amongst the first and only galleries exhibiting it in conjunction with western style contemporary art. To cut a long story short, we have the experience and connections to acquire some of the best available works.
For the inexperienced eye, it's easy to misjudge the quality from one work to another but if you take your time, visit multiple galleries, and look at a lot of art, you will soon be able to tell the difference. The pop up auction bargain may not always be the bargain it first appears to be when buying aboriginal art. It pays to do your research and it pays to buy from a well established gallery or community art centre.
In Sydney, I suggest a visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales to see their display of Aboriginal art and I would also recommend visiting multiple commercial galleries that sell that genre of art. Once you've had a good look at what is available, come and talk to us at Wentworth Galleries and see our collection. It has been said by a professor of art and leading Aboriginal art speaker that ours is the best collection in Sydney, if not the world. Quality pieces of art by some of the worlds greatest artists all backed up by a 2 year exchange guarantee.
You can find Aboriginal art in galleries all over the world - in Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore and beyond. You'll get the best of it at Wentworth Galleries in Sydney.