Aboriginal Paintings Gallery

Aboriginal paintings are a rich and varied art form. This online gallery offers a fine selection of Australian Aboriginal paintings by artists from communities in the Kimberley, Central and Western Desert and Top End (including Arnhem Land) regions of Australia. The variety of painting styles in the regions is described in our Regions and communities section.

This gallery is part of the Aboriginal Art Online set of virtual galleries. It has been set up as a separate domain to allow direct access to a selection of Aboriginal art on paper, bark and canvas or linen. Paintings are arranged by regions – click on the link to see paintings from a particular region. If you want to read a short biography of the one of the artists, go to the Art and Artists section of our Website.

Arnhem Land
(including Yirrkala and Ngukurr)Balgo Hills

(including Warmun)

Lockhart River

Tiwi Islands

Urban art

Utopia Region


Wandjina art

Central Desert
(including AmataHermannsburgIkuntjiIrrkerlantyeNinuku,PatjarrTitjikalaWarakurna andYuendumu)
Tasmanian Art

The gallery is arranged with eight smaller images of Aboriginal paintings on the one Web page. If you wish to see one in a larger size, click on the smaller image – a new browser window will open showing a larger image. To keep browsing, just close the window and return to the page of images. To see more paintings, click on the “Next” button at the bottom of the page.

To find a painting by a particular artist, you can use our Web site search facility to search by artist’s name or other term (see navigation bar on the left).

All paintings shown in the gallery are for sale. If you are interested in possibly buying one, you can confirm that the painting is still available and find out about shipping and insurance charges by clicking on the “Inquire” button – this opens an email form. All works are unframed unless identified explicitly as being framed – some are on stretcher frames (for example, paintings in ochre) while others can be sent as rolled canvases.

The paintings have been selected through visits or discussions with Aboriginal communities and artists and are warranted by us to be as described and attributed (see the Shopping and online security policy)