Signed artworks by Leslie Nawirridj in the traditional Kunwinjku style are available for purchase online.
Reproductions of Kunwinjku fine art have been scanned from original
paintings by Western Arnhem Land Aboriginal artist, Leslie Nawirridj,
and can be viewed on this website. The scanned images are printed onto
canvas, in either A3 or A4 sizes, to be sold as Aboriginal art online
through these on-line galleries.
Each print is individually hand-signed on the back by Leslie Nawirridj to ensure authenticity.
Leslie's original paintings can be painted on Arches 640gms, rough
cotton paper. (See above photo of 56cmx76cm original painting - SOLD).
The cotton paper is a commercially viable medium which has a texture and
density resembling bark.
Leslie's paintings are now also available on canvas. Leslie has only recently begun using canvas as a medium for his paintings, but it has proved very popular since the canvas can be rolled into a tube for easy postage or transport by the customer.
Leslie paints with red-brown,
yellow and black ochre powders, and white clay, which are the
traditional Aboriginal colours. He mixes the ochre powders and clay
with water, and PVA wood glue is added as a fixative. (The ancestors
would scrape resin from the trees to be used as a fixative in their rock
art). The fine-line cross-hatching, called 'rarrk', is painted with a
brush made from the stem of a reed. Leslie collects the stems from the
bush, and peels off the outside of the stem to expose the hair-like
The white clay is dug from the beach. The ochre powders can be crushed from rocks, but Leslie uses ready made ochre powders to keep the completion time of each painting viable.
The current prices (as from July 2014) for Leslie's original paintings on cotton paper or canvas are:
30cm x 42cm originals $440 AUD (inc. GST)
30cm x 42cm story originals $455 AUD (inc. GST)
45cm x 60cm originals $880 AUD (inc. GST)
56cm x 76cm originals $1 320 AUD (inc. GST)
75cm x 105cm originals $1 800 AUD
You are invited to order these original Kunwinjku Aboriginal fine artworks by using the on-line contact form provided here.
Original paintings by Leslie Nawirridj are much sought after.
They are often acquired by a buyer viewing a particular subject as a
print and then ordering the desired image as an original painting, or
combining two or three images on the larger sized paintings. Please keep
in mind that an original painting will have some differences in details
to the viewed images.
Please specify your choice of cotton paper or canvas as the preferred medium when ordering your artwork.
Leslie works hard to supply his customers with high quality Kunwinjku Aboriginal fine artworks. It has taken Leslie five years to paint all the originals that have been scanned to produce his collection of prints. Each painting is a showpiece culminating much time, intense concentration and the art skills needed to maintain the integrity of the Kunwinjku Aboriginal painting tradition.
Barramundi and Water Python.
Original painting 56cmx76cm SOLD