Cooinda Gallery was first opened in 1987 by the Director, Julia Johnston, who presents this wonderful aboriginal desert art - sometimes described as 'Dot paintings'. Cooinda Gallery has supplied galleries and private collectors since 1987 with excellent examples of aboriginal art.
Cooinda means 'meeting place' - the town of Cooinda is part of Kakadu National Park, in Australia's Northern Territory.
The 'Dot paintings' are stories that were traditionally drawn in the sand to teach the culture and impart the traditional ways of the aboriginal people to their young - it is their 'language', and tells of the time of the Dreaming when the Ancestors roamed the countryside shaping the country into what we see today.
These acrylic on canvas works are merely a new medium for ancient storytelling which originally used feathers, sticks and stones and natural pigments in the desert sands, to relay and celebrate their dreamings.
Consulting and Brokering Service
With over 15 years experience in collecting and handling Australian Aboriginal Art, we offer a personalised service to those requiring assistance in any aspect of purchasing this art form for personal collections and/or investment. Packaging and Freight - easily arranged.
The Artists represented are well respected, published and collected by private art enthusiasts, investors in fine art, Public Art Galleries and Museums within Australia and overseas.