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Contemporary Aboriginal Artists

Bayadherra acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live and we pay our respect to their Elders past and present.

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Art + Commissions

Bayadherra specialises in culturally authentic Aboriginal artwork, commission paintings, Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) artwork and digital design. Bayadherra's unique creations reflect Country, culture and community through the fusion of contemporary colours with traditional visual language. All artwork is painted on quality canvas and range in size from: small (A4, A3, A2), medium (approx. 70cm x 50cm), large (approx. 120cm x 70cm) and 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 payment required

  • We will send you a colour swatch to review before we begin painting

  • Commission artwork complete and available to view

  • 50% final payment required

  • Unstretched artworks will be posted, stretch framed artworks available for pick up

 

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

 

Our Story

Bayadherra is founded by proud Aboriginal Yorta Yorta brother/ sister duo Luke and Siena Tieri. As young emerging artists with a small Aboriginal business, their mission is to reflect their First Nations heritage in affordable 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 culture and Country.

 

Bayadherra is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated and is a registered member of Supply Nation Australia and Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Victoria.

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Clients

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Gallery

Featured Artworks

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Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria

'Mugu-Woka Yurrtha' - Path by Land and Sky

150cm x 150cm - COMMISSION

Commissioned artwork for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria (RFDS) which represents the connection between RFDS and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Victoria, and demonstrates the commitment of working together to improve access to healthcare, well-being and social connection. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to provide an original artwork that depicts the continuing work of RFDS. Read the full artwork story here.

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Shop

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

  • All artwork is painted on 490gsm cotton canvas

  • Handmade story card accompanies all artwork

  • Secure postage with tracking via Australia Post

Stretch framed artworks are pick up from Melbourne metro.

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'Country'
was $600 unframed
now $420 (-30%)
stretch framing: additional cost

82cm x 70cm 

'Country' represents our spiritual and cultural connection to the forest land of Yorta Yorta. The earth holds the memories and spirit of our Ancestors as their guidance and teachings inform our lifestyle, strengthening our identity and heritage. Mother Earth provides for Traditional Custodians as we protect and preserve what 'Always Was Always Will Be' Aboriginal Land, illustrating the holistic relationship between Country and Community.

 

News

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Art Worth Saving - August 2022

Bayadherra is participating in Art Worth Saving, an upcoming exhibition at No Vacancy Gallery launching in mid-August showcasing fine art prints of endangered and vulnerable Australian species. 

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NAIDOC Week 2022

Bayadherra celebrated the launch of "Mugu-Woka Yurrtha" (Path by Land and Sky) during  NAIDOC week, an original commission artwork for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria. 

 

We would love to have a yarn with you about our artwork.

 Please contact us by completing our online form.

Yarn

We are located in Melbourne VIC

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