open Friday, Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm
100% Indigenous owned and operated Art Yarramunua holds artwork from over 20 Indigenous artists, including
Yarramunua started painting over 20 years ago. He began by selling paintings, didgeridoos and clap sticks at markets and galleries. Soon after he began representing other family members – from Mildura and Robinvale with didgeridoos, boomerangs, clap sticks, and some paintings. He would bring them down on a Friday to the Queen Victoria Market, and sell them Saturday and Sunday. This led him to building relationships and representing Victorian Aboriginal Artists. Over many years, Yarramunua worked in the desert and had the opportunity to build stronger relationships with Aboriginal Desert Artists, so he began representing those Aboriginal Artists in Melbourne too.
Tommy Watson – From Desert To Auction Room
Pioneer of Indigenous Abstraction
Tommy Watson is an internationally distinguished pioneer of contemporary indigenous abstraction in Australia with a genius that lies in the seamless artistic finesse with which he merges both his country and Dreaming. Miraculous imaginative expressions, his paintings resonate with the authority of his intimate and spiritual knowledge of place.
As a young man Watson lived a semi-nomadic lifestyle with his family, walking thousands of kilometres from waterhole to waterhole. Their country was in the western reaches of the Gibson Desert which missionaries entered when he was a young man. Over time he absorbed vital information about where drinking water and various sources of nutrition could be found.