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Contemporary Aboriginal Artists

Bayadherra acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung People of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we are located. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present.

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Art + Design

Bayadherra specialises in culturally authentic Aboriginal artwork, commission paintings, Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) artwork and digital design including digital artwork, graphic cultural illustrations and email signatures.

 

Bayadherra's unique creations reflect Country, culture and community by combining contemporary colours with traditional visual language. All canvas artwork is hand-painted and range in size from:

Small (A4, A3, A2)

Medium (approx. 70cm x 50cm)

Large (approx. 120cm x 70cm)

Extra large (120cm x 120cm)

 

Commission artwork is available to suit your size and colour preferences. Stay updated via our Instagram @bayadherra_art or yarn with us about commission pieces for your home or office space below.

Our Commission Process

Bayadherra uses a consultative approach to gain a thorough in-depth understanding of client needs and expectations to create unique, custom artwork designed for you and your story.

  • Please submit your enquiry via our online form

  • We will be in contact with you to discuss your preferences and establish a design brief

  • 50% deposit to confirm order 

  • Colour swatch and story concepts provided

  • Commission artwork complete and available to view

  • 50% final payment

  • Artwork available for pick up or delivery

 

Depending on your design and framing preferences, please allow 4-8 weeks for your commission to be completed

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Our Story

Bayadherra is founded by proud Aboriginal Yorta Yorta brother and sister Luke and Siena Tieri. They are descendants of the James Family from Shepparton Victoria and their grandfather Glenn James OAM is recognised as the first Indigenous man to umpire Australian rules football in the VFL.

 

As emerging artists with an Aboriginal business, their mission is to promote reconciliation and cultural awareness and understanding by collaborating with clients and reflecting their Indigenous heritage in authentic contemporary art pieces designed for your home or office space. 'Bayadherra' in Yorta Yorta language means 'turtle', the spiritual animal totem of the Yorta Yorta clan: a name reflective of Luke and Siena's Aboriginal identity and connection to community and Country.

 

Bayadherra is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated and supports ethical creative practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

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Clients

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Featured Artworks

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ASURIA

'Nitel Yapaneyepuk' - To gather together

200cm x 150cm - COMMISSION

Nitel Yapaneyepuk depicts connection and engagement between Asuria and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The painting includes a large yarning circle in the centre which represents people and is reflective of community, relationships, inclusion and innovation. The glowing flame in the centre of the circle symbolises Asuria's enterprising heart. The orange and yellow rings are reminiscent of traditional basket weaving and symbolise reconciliation weaving through Asuria and the community.

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Current artwork for sale can be found below, please contact us to purchase 

  • Artwork is hand-painted on 490gsm cotton canvas

  • Handmade story card accompanies all artwork

  • Artwork framing options available

  • Secure postage with tracking via Australia Post

Stretch framed artworks are pick up from Melbourne metro.

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'Dungala Dreaming'
$1100
stretch framing additional $150

84cm x 60cm

Dungala Dreaming is inspired by a traditional Yorta Yorta creation story. Baimi the Creator Spirit called out to Gane, the great rainbow Snake who was asleep beneath the earth. Gane awoke and set off across Country, pushing the earth into deep crevices, hills and valleys as colours from his great body spread throughout the land covering trees, plants and all creatures. Baimi called out in a loud voice and thunder cracked as lightning flashed across the sky and rain fell. The rain filled the deep crevices  and the river Dungala was formed. 

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Source: Instagram @afl

Sir Doug Nicholls Round Honouree

We are so proud of our grandfather, Glenn James OAM who was honoured in this year's Sir Doug Nicholls Round for his contribution to AFL and community.

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Lime x Bayadherra Collaboration

Lime and Bayadherra collaborated on a unique artwork design depicting travelling pathways, community engagement and connection to culture and country. You can find our artwork featured on Lime vehicles throughout Melbourne's CBD. 

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Yarn

We would love to yarn with you about our artwork,

 please contact us by completing our form.

We are located in Naarm - Melbourne VIC

yarn@bayadherra.com.au

Galnya! (thank you)

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