The Women’s Show 2024

20.03.2024—
27.04.2024

Celebrating 19 years in 2O24, this annual exhibition forges an exciting and diverse collection of paintings, photography, ceramics, jewellery, weavings and sculpture by represented and invited First Nations women artists, both emerging and eminent. The exhibition recognises and celebrates their expanding contribution to Australian and international visual arts and culture.

Anmanari Brown |
Kungkarrakalpa (The Seven Sisters)
2009
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
101 x 71 cm
Provenance: Papulankutja Artists, Blackstone WA cat 09-1031
Private Collection, VIC
$4,000
Datjuluma Guyula |
Gunyan
2024
earth pigment on bark
110 x 60 cm
Provenance: Buku Larrŋgay Mulka, NT cat 458-24
$3,500
Datjuluma Guyula |
Gunyan
2024
earth pigment on bark
110 x 54 cm
Provenance: Buku Larrŋgay Mulka, NT cat 132-24
$3,500

Showcasing the rich tapestry of artistic expression, The Women’s Show highlights the unique perspectives, stories, and talents of First Nations Australian and Torres Strait Islander women. The artworks reflect the diverse traditions, contemporary influences, and profound cultural significance embedded in each piece.

This year we are delighted to introduce emerging artist Clare Jaque Vasquez (Gomeroi/Kamilaroi), whose paintings capture stories and weaving practices in raised textural form on her canvases, utilising layering to embed and protect stories. Vasquez was the Regional Winner (AUS & NZ) at the 2O22 Art for Change Prize in London at Saatchi Gallery, recently won the First Nations Artist Award at the 2O23 Queensland Regional Art Awards as well as the Indigenous Artist Award at the 2O23 Hinchinbrook Art Awards.

Clare Jaque Vasquez |
Wear and Tear
2024
acrylic and impasto on canvas
200 x 200 cm
$8,800
Clare Jaque Vasquez |
Carrying the World
2024
acrylic and impasto on canvas
200 x 200 cm
$8,800
Janet Fieldhouse |
Little Fish Charm
2024
buff raku trachyte, raffia
27 x 12 x 12 cm
$6,500
Erica Muriata |
Jawun
2024
steel wire
29 x 22 x 19 cm
Provenance: Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, QLD cat 6-24
$1,900

We are also pleased to introduce Erica Muriata (Girramay), a gifted emerging artist working with Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, Cardwell (QLD). Muriata creates masterful jawun (bicornual baskets), the designs of which are strongly influenced by personal memories and cultural knowledge, embodying her identity and ancestors.

Erica Muriata |
Jawun
2024
plastic coated wire
37 x 24 x 12 cm
Provenance: Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, QLD cat 21-24
$2,800
Erica Muriata |
Jawun
2024
plastic coated wire
27 x 23 x 22 cm
Provenance: Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, QLD cat 22-24
$2,500
Erica Muriata |
Jawun
2024
plastic coated copper wire
28 x 19 x 21 cm
Provenance: Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, QLD cat 23-24
$2,500
Erica Muriata |
Jawun
2024
plastic and wire
22 x 14.5 x 13 cm
Provenance: Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, QLD 4-24
$1,200
Erica Muriata |
Jawun
2024
anodised steel and brass wire
20 x 18 x 18.5 cm
Provenance: Girringun Art Centre, QLD cat 3-24
$2,000
Datjuluma Guyula |
Gunyan
2022
earth pigment on hollow log
261 x 26 x 26 cm
Provenance: Buku Larrŋgay Mulka, NT cat 7111-22
$7,500
Datjuluma Guyula |
Gunyan
2022
earth pigment on hollow log
265 x 17 x 17 cm
Provenance: Buku Larrŋgay Mulka, NT cat 7281-22
$7,500
Mary Holroyd |
Ghost Net Basket with Lid
2010
reclaimed nylon fishing net
20 x 25 cm
Provenance: Carpentaria Ghost Nets Project, QLD
Private Collection, VIC
$880
Naomi Hobson |
Habitats of Hope – The Fruit-Dove Pigeon Feeding on Fruits and Seeds High Up in the Rainforest Canopy
2024
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
160 x 140 cm
$18,000
Candy Nelson Nakamarra |
Kalipinypa
2023
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
152 x 152 cm
Provenance: Papunya Tjupi, NT cat 473-23
$9,500

The ‘Minyma Kutjara’ story tells of two women travelling alone who are looking for fresh ‘kapi’ (water).  Along their travels they have to escape the advances of a ‘wati’ (man) who stalks them.  Angela’s paintings frequently show the path and camps from their journey across the lands, as well as the night-time constellations of the Milky Way that lays above.  She works with bold, graphic colour palettes and is notable in her use of both contemporary techniques and composition to tell the traditional story.

Angela Watson |
Mamu Story
2024
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
122 x 122 cm
Provenance: Ninuku Arts, SA cat 24-039
$5,500
Teresa Baker | Marita Baker |
Minyma Malilu
2024
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
152 x 244.5 cm
Provenance: Tjungu Palya, SA cat 24-007
$16,800
Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra |
Yukuwa
2011
earth pigment on bark
143 x 48 cm
Provenance: Buku Larrŋgay Mulka, NT cat 4049F
Private Collection, VIC
$6,500
Jean Baptiste Apuatimi |
Nguiu Bathurst Island
2010
earth pigment on canvas
90 x 60 cm
Provenance: Tiwi Design, Bathurst Island, NT
Private Collection, VIC
$5,000

[Denise Brady's] 'Storm' (2022) vibrates with activity.  Branches of lightning crack across the canvas, animal tracks - emu and camel - as through fields of white and dark blue dots, a person's footprints walk into the landscape but do not return.  It's a chaotic and windswept setting, everything caught up in the energetic movement of rain and wind.  Within it, the arms of Country and family rise to slow the downpour.”

— Brook Boland

Denise Brady |
Storm
2022
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
147 x 177 cm
Provenance: Tjarlirli Art, WA cat 22-1078KA
$16,000
Denise Brady |
Spiderwebs – Denise
2023
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
102 x 76 cm
Provenance: Tjarlirli Art, WA cat 23-887KA
$4,200
Denise Brady |
Magical Kuru
2023
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
122 x 91 cm
Provenance: Tjarlirli Art, WA cat 23-1395KA
$6,600
Katjarra Butler |
Ngamurru/Katjarra
2022
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
178 x 147 cm
Provenance: Tjarlirli Art, WA cat 22-161
$10,600

These waterholes are of Ngamurru. Ngamurru is my home. It is not like a spring - the waterhole dries out after a while. At these waterholes many women were staying here for a short while in the creation time (Dreamtime). These women were Nangala, my mothers. Another group of women, a group of Nungurrayi and Nangala were travelling to Marrpirnti/Kiwirrkura while the Nangala women were at Ngamurru. At Ngamurru the Nangala women collected, cooked and ate the bush tucker wanpurru that goes on sandhills. They then set off to the east to Papun and Ngartan. ”

— Katjarra Butler

Katjarra Butler |
Ngamurru – Katjarra
2022
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
122 x 91 cm
Provenance: Tjarlirli Art, WA cat 22-901KA
$5,000
Katjarra Butler |
Nguntuun – Katjarra
2022
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
122 x 91 cm
Provenance: Tjarlirli Art, WA cat 22-805KA
$5,000
Katjarra Butler |
Korrmangkuntja
2023
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
91 x 91 cm
Provenance: Tjarlirli Art, WA cat 23-848KA
$4,000
Joy Wilfred |
Gunga Mat (Pandanus Mat)
2023
locally harvested, hand dyed pandanus
210 x 210 cm
Provenance: Numbulwar Numburindi Arts, NT cat 200-23
$5,850
Joy Wilfred |
Gunga Mat (Pandanus Mat)
2023
locally harvested, hand dyed pandanus
210 x 210 cm
Provenance: Numbulwar Numburindi Arts, NT cat 200-23
$5,850

Lorraine Connelly Northey’s reclaimed iron and steel sculptures of narrbong are variations of the Wurundjeri women’s traditional carry-all bags. The muscularity of the artist’s material amplifies the role of women’s work in traditional and contemporary times.

Lorraine Connelly-Northey |
Narrbong Galang 1 – 20
2021
rusted steel and wire
60 x 6 x 6 cm - 90 x 6 x 6 cm (approx)
(Images of individual narrbong available on request)
$2,750 each
Kukula McDonald |
Black Cockatoos
2022
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
29.5 x 42 cm
Provenance: Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists, NT cat 1076-22
$700 (framed)
Kukula McDonald |
Red Bums
2023
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
61 x 61 cm
Provenance: Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists, NT cat 381-23
$1,400
Mary Gibson |
Ngayaku Ngurra – Mary
2023
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
102 x 76 cm
Provenance: Tjarlirli Art, WA cat 23-892KA
$3,000

Mary’s in-depth knowledge of the sand hills, clay pans and rock holes of her Country are represented with bold lines and detailed dot work in her traditional-style paintings.  Mary steadily works her away across the canvas, repeating motifs that are part of a visual language unique to the Western Desert, to allow for a continuation of traditional forms and stories.

Mary Gibson |
Ngayaku Ngurra – Mary
2023
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
147 x 178 cm
Provenance: Tjarlirli Art, WA cat 23-1207
$9,600
Mary Gibson |
Karku – Mary
2023
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
147 x 122 cm
Provenance: Tjarlirli Art, WA cat 23-1498
$6,600
Lily Hargraves |
Women Dancing
2010
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
85 x 50 cm
Provenance: Warnayaka Art, NT cat 1681-10
Private Collection, VIC
$1,200
Maryann Bourne |
Torres Strait Basket
2011
reclaimed fishing net, nylon, seed and shell
43 x 17 x 20 cm
Provenance: Erub Erwer Meta and GhostNets Australia, TSI
Private Collection, VIC
$1,200
Maureen Poulson Napangardi |
Kapi Tjukurrpa – Kalipinypa
2023
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
107 x 152 cm
Provenance: Papunya Tjupi, NT cat 550-23
$4,500
Lynn Ward Napangardi |
Lynn Ward – Tali
2022
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
183 x 122 cm
Provenance: Papunya Tjupi, NT cat 288-22
$6,800
Michelle Anderson |
My Grandmother’s Ngura
2024
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
137 x 200 cm
Provenance: Spinifex Arts Project, WA cat 24-128
$6,000

Michelle Anderson grew up watching from a safe distance as the acclaimed painting careers of her grandmothers Myrtle Pennington and Carlene West grew to great heights.  She would sit, watch, and listen as her grandmothers painted the significant sites of Mulplya and Kanpala.  Myrtle loved having her granddaughter by her side and watching the subtle generational transference of Tjukurpa.  Michelle now lays claim to her own creative interpretations of her granmother’s Country in striking and moving compositions.

Lamangirra #2 Gumana |
Garrapara
2019
earth pigment and sand on bark
172 x 43 cm
Provenance: Buku Larrŋgay Mulka, NT cat 5778-19
$4,500
Manany Gurruwiwi |
Gulwirri/Muypan
2023
earth pigment on bark
117 x 74 cm
Provenance: Buku Larrŋgay Mulka, NT cat 3026-23
$7,000
Manany Gurruwiwi |
Gulwirri/Muypan
2023
earth pigment on bark
171 x 83 cm
Provenance: Buku Larrŋgay Mulka, NT cat 6751-23
$8,000
Manany Gurruwiwi |
Gulwirri/Muypan
2023
earth pigment on bark
162 x 72 cm
Provenance: Buku Larrŋgay Mulka, NT cat 6752-23
$8,000
Maree Clarke |
The Long Journey Home 4
2024
digital print on photographic paper
69 x 102.5 cm
Edition of 10
$9,000 (framed); $8,500 (unframed)
Maree Clarke |
The Long Journey Home 7
2024
digital print on photographic paper
69 x 102.5 cm
Edition of 10
$9,000 (framed); $8,500 (unframed)
Mrs T Porter |
Pangkupirri
2023
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
102 x 76 cm
Provenance: Tjarlirli Art, WA cat 23-817KA
$3,200

Mrs T Porter’s artworks represent the traditional homelands associated with her people’s ancestral heritage, depicting the physical markings that the ancient ancestors have provided to give evidence of their activities during the time of Creation.  Mrs T’s extensive cultural and topographical knowledge are evident in her artworks’ rich symbolism and fine detail, with brushwork and dots travelling steadily across the canvas to reveal the undulating forms of her Country.

Mrs T Porter |
Kuruyurltu
2022
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
122 x 91 cm
Provenance: Tjarlirli Art, WA cat 22-1219KA
$4,200
Vicki West |
Kelp Stalk Necklace
2024
kelp stalk, wire
22 x 22 cm
$1,200
Vicki West |
Kelp Stalk Necklace
2024
kelp stalk, twine
80 cm (length)
$1,600
Vicki West |
Kelp Stalk Necklace
2024
kelp stalk, copper wire
220 cm (length)
$1,200
Tika-tika munu wayiyul
2023
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
200 x 290 cm
Provenance: Spinifex Arts Project, WA cat 23-229
$18,500
Tjampawa Stevens |
Piltati
2020
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
150 x 120 cm
Provenance: Tjungu Palya, SA cat 20-113
$6,800
Wingu Tingima | Katrina Roberts |
Kungkarrakalpa Tjukurpa
2010
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
108 x 90 cm
Provenance: Tjungu Palya, SA cat 11-462
Private Collection, VIC
$6,800
Regina Pilawuk Wilson |
Wupun/Sun Mat
2023
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
120 x 120 cm
Provenance: Durrmu Arts, NT cat 76-23
$16,000
Sophia Alone |
Sally Mack
2023
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
71 x 71 cm
Provenance: Spinifex Hill Studio, WA cat 23-400
$2,200
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