Canvas prints of traditional Aboriginal art by Leslie Nawirridj,
depicting the possums, sugar gliders and fruit bats which are all
animals of the trees in the Kunwinjku Aboriginal homelands in Western
Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia.
This Aboriginal animal art is beautifully presented in "x-ray".
X-ray art is the oldest artform in the world.
Leslie Nawirridj is painting in the
tradition passed down through countless generations from his ancestors.
The first artists painted Aboriginal x-ray art on the rocks of Western
Arnhem Land thousands of years ago. This was the first Australian art.
These images feature a unique Kunwinjku Aboriginal art technique called "rarrk". The rarrk is the fine-line cross-hatching radiating out from the centre of each animal and comes from Kunwinjku Aboriginal ceremonial painting. Leslie Nawirridj is especially skilled at producing very fine rarrk, having practised for many years. The rarrk is important to show the moiety of the artist, and gives the painting its ceremonial power.
This amazing printed art can be purchased directly from Leslie using this on-line gallery. The prints are scanned from Leslie's original paintings.
A3 prints (41.5cm x 29cm) $85.00 AUD (incl. GST)
A4 prints (29.5cm x 20.5cm) $60.00 AUD (incl. GST)
Each print is individually hand signed on the back, with its title, by Kunwinjku Aboriginal artist, Leslie Nawirridj.