Canteen Creek – Elliott – Epenarra – Mangalawurru – Mungkarta -Tartakula (Tennant Creek)

The Artists of the Barkly collective incorporates remote Indigenous art communities across the Barkly Region. Through painting, fabric printing and sculpture, their work tells cultural stories, shows country and maps the unique experience of remote living.  Their diverse painting styles depict pastoral scenes, family histories and the active cultural life of bush tucker gathering, hunting trips and bush medicine practices.


Each art community operates as its own grass-roots cultural enterprise, working through artist-led decision-making processes, supporting culture and respecting protocol.

Barkly Regional Arts supports these art communities through employment of community arts workers, visits from out-reach art staff, professional and artistic development opportunities, administration and sales assistance.

  VA_ALL-THE-BUSH-TUCKER-PRESS-PICS_23-05-2014_5139   VA_BARKLY-ARTIST-CAMP_JUNE-2014_6855Images, clockwise from top left: Lindy Nungarrayi Brodie holding Alan Go Hunting, 2014; Dry Land, Suzie Peterson, acrylic on canvas, 2010; Susannah Nakamarra Nelson weaving, 2014; Gladys Napurula Anderson, Susannah Nakamarra Nelson, Ruth Napajari Dawson, hold up Susannah’s Mixed Bush Tucker, 2013.


View a selection of paintings for sale at the Artists of the Barkly online gallery.

(Ngapa Dreaming, Chistine Rankine, acrylic on canvas, 2013)

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