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.
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
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.