Across the Desert
Aboriginal Batik from Central Australia

Key works

  • Tjunkaya Tapaya
Pitjantjatjara
Raiki wara 2008 


batik on silk
187.7 x 108.6 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Catherine Allen and Rosalie Freeman in memory of their grandmother, Catherine Balfour, 2009
2009.441


© Tjunkaya Tapaya courtesy of Ernabella Arts Inc

    Tjunkaya Tapaya
    Pitjantjatjara
    Raiki wara 2008
    batik on silk
    187.7 x 108.6 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased with funds donated by Catherine Allen and Rosalie Freeman in memory of their grandmother, Catherine Balfour, 2009
    2009.441
    © Tjunkaya Tapaya courtesy of Ernabella Arts Inc

  • Matjangka Nyukana Norris
Pitjantjatjara
Raiki wara 1995 


batik on silk
194.0 x 90.0 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with the assistance of the Commonwealth Government through The Australia Council, its arts and advisory body, 1995
1995.584


© Matjangka (Nyukana) Norris courtesy Kaltijiti Arts & Crafts

    Matjangka Nyukana Norris
    Pitjantjatjara
    Raiki wara 1995
    batik on silk
    194.0 x 90.0 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased with the assistance of the Commonwealth Government through The Australia Council, its arts and advisory body, 1995
    1995.584
    © Matjangka (Nyukana) Norris courtesy Kaltijiti Arts & Crafts

  • Lena Skinner Ngal
Alyawarr
Untitled, fabric length 2007 


batik on silk
257.0 x 109.5 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, NGV Supporters of Indigenous Art, 2008
2008.116


© Lena Skinner Ngal courtesy of Utopia Artists

    Lena Skinner Ngal
    Alyawarr
    Untitled, fabric length 2007
    batik on silk
    257.0 x 109.5 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased, NGV Supporters of Indigenous Art, 2008
    2008.116
    © Lena Skinner Ngal courtesy of Utopia Artists

  • Raelene Napurrurla Kennedy
Warlpiri
Pamapardu Jukurrpa (Flying Ant Dreaming) 1986 


batik on cotton
110.1 x 83.8 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Felicity Wright, Fellow, 2003
2003.342


© Raelene Napurrula Kennedy courtesy of Warlukurlangu

    Raelene Napurrurla Kennedy
    Warlpiri
    Pamapardu Jukurrpa (Flying Ant Dreaming) 1986
    batik on cotton
    110.1 x 83.8 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Presented through the NGV Foundation by Felicity Wright, Fellow, 2003
    2003.342
    © Raelene Napurrula Kennedy courtesy of Warlukurlangu

  • Emily Kam Kngwarray
Anmatyerr
Untiled 1980 


batik on silk and cotton
270..5 x 84.2 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Andrew Green, Fellow, 2002
2002.187


©Emily Kam Kngwarray/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

    Emily Kam Kngwarray
    Anmatyerr
    Untiled 1980
    batik on silk and cotton
    270..5 x 84.2 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Presented through the NGV Foundation by Andrew Green, Fellow, 2002
    2002.187
    ©Emily Kam Kngwarray/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia