• Gina Varagnolo

    Gina is an Awabakal and Biripi woman. Growing up in the Newcastle area, Gina spent eight years at Taree and Great Lakes Tafe studying Aboriginal and Fine Arts. She uses a mixture of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal designs.

    Wendy May

    Wendy May specialises in dot painting and original Aboriginal designs. She is descended from "Stolen generation" and uses her painting as an outlet to express her innermost longings and troubles. Wendy has worked many years in the disability sector and is also an accomplished poet. She is most passionate about assisting young mothers who may lose their children due to child protection concerns.

    'Jingalu' Craig

    'Jingalu' Melissa Craig traces her Aboriginal heritage to the Gumbayngirr and Yaegl Tribes in New South Wales. She regularly exhibits her artwork here in Australia and around the world, including Washington DC, Santa Fe in New Mexico, San Francisco and Colarado. Jingalu is also a regular contributor to the jeans for genes foundation by painting on well-known persons such as Jessica Mauboy's jeans.
    "I paint stories from my life experiences, from the Dreamtime in my area, from my family's experiences and from the overall history of Aboriginal Australia."

  • ARE YOU AN INDIGENOUS ARTIST?

    We'd love for you to partner with us here at Umelore.

    We listened to what indigenous artists were saying and designed a profile that you can create that includes info about your bloodlines, experience and style of art.

    You post what art you want to sell, how you want to sell it and tell your story the way you want to.

    Umelore is an indigenous artist driven initiative. See below why you should join us!

  • Join the community that was created

    BY Indigenous people FOR Indigenous people.

    100% indigenous managed.

  • WHY JOIN UMELORE?

    There are many reasons to join Umelore but we'd like to bring your attention to the four below as they are awesome enough!

    1

    Earn more income

    With Umelore, you can easily sell your art in many different ways. You can choose to sell the original canvas your artwork or a license to use your art or both!

    2

    Gain more fans

    Our main job at Umelore is to get your art the biggest audience possible. By letting us focus on marketing your art, you can focus on what you do best which is creating artworks that tell your story.

    3

    Control your story

    We believe it is important to acknowledge your origins as an artist and let you share your narrative the way you want. You can customise your profile and share the story behind your artwork in our gallery. 

    4

    License with assurance

    We keep a database of what rights exist for what artworks. We take the admin out of licensing by keeping track of when they expire and notifying you and the company licensing your art.

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