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Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art

Founded in 1996, Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art specialises in Aboriginal Fine Art from across Australia, including the Central and Western Desert, The Kimberley’s, Arnhemland, Melville & Tiwi Islands, Victoria and N.S.W.Our gallery offers a diverse collection of traditional and contemporary Australian Aboriginal paintings, ochres,sculptures, ceramics and works on paper. We offer select works from other International First Nation Indigenous artists, including Indigenous American artists.
Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art acquires its works through Australia’s prominent Aboriginal-owned art centres as well as representing leading independent Indigenous artists.
Represented Art Centres include Ampilatwatja Artists, Barkly Regional Arts, Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists, Buku – Larrnggay Mulka, Ikuntji Artists, Iltja Ntjarra, Injalak Arts, Kaiela Arts, Keringke Arts, Mangkaja Arts, Maningrida Arts, Martumili Arts, Mimili Maku Arts, Mornington Island Artists, Mirndiyan Gununa Aboriginal Corporation, Munupi Arts, Ninku Arts, Warmun Arts and Waringarri Arts.
The founding Director, Alexis Hessen has been involved with Indigenous arts since 1988 and has a Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies) major in Aboriginal Cultures and major in Comparative Indigenous Studies at the University of South Australia.

Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art is a member of the City of Melbourne’s Indigenous Code of conduct that ensures the ethical treatment of artists and ensures the authenticity and provenance of the paintings.
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