Goompi Ugerabah

Goompi’s ancestors are originally from Gurreng Gurreng people near Maryborough, QLD. After settlement his great-great-grandmother was forced to move to the Ngnarangwal tribal area (Gold Coast)and Minjungbal tribal area (Tweed Heads), where Goompi and the last few generations of his family were born and bred.
Biren Bureibun (Saltwater Dream) was Goompi's first solo exhibition in 2017 with Gallery One followed by Yarga ya Gwong (wind & rain) in 2018 and Goompi Dreaming in 2019. The stories of Goompi’s skin father are expressed in detailed intricate dot patterns and fluid line work combining neutral landscape tones with the vivid hues of the rainforest and coastal habitat. Goompi is inspired by the connection to Kombemerri country where Goompi was born and raised. Goompi is a proud tribal man, paying his respect to his mentors and teachers, he is dedicated to presenting his culture in various artistic forms such as dance, song, language and visual expression. Laying his culture out on canvas is as much a spiritual practice as it is a creative expression of storytelling. Each story is also recorded by Goompi in text on the back of the canvas creating a new dimension of perspective for the story-telling and image. Goompi has exhibited widely in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales and internationally in France and Romania. Goompi’s art is held in public and private collections both in Australia and Overseas. Goompi’s art is found in the collections of The Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A ) in Langley,Virginia, U.S, HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark and notable local businesses including Zarraffa's Coffee Headquarters, John Deere Australia and Iconic at Kirra.


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Kombemerri Country by Goompi UgerabahKombemerri Country
Acrylic on Canvas
190 x 140 cm
Goompi Dreaming by Goompi UgerabahGoompi Dreaming
Acrylic on Canvas
193 x 150 cm
Saltwater lands by Goompi UgerabahSaltwater lands
Acrylic On Linen
173 x 91 cm
Rainbow Serpent (landscape creation) by Goompi UgerabahRainbow Serpent (landscape creation)
Acrylic on Canvas
171 x 91 cm
Yulu Buriba by Goompi UgerabahYulu Buriba
Acrylic on Canvas
124 x 95 cm
Wattle & Hairy Grub by Goompi UgerabahWattle & Hairy Grub
Acrylic on Canvas
113 x 96 cm
Bangko (Stingray holes) by Goompi UgerabahBangko (Stingray holes)
Acrylic on Canvas
196 x 143 cm
Water brings life by Goompi UgerabahWater brings life
Acrylic on Canvas
165 x 191.5 cm
Burning off the land by Goompi UgerabahBurning off the land
Acrylic on Canvas
192.5 x 134 cm
Gathering Pippies by Goompi UgerabahGathering Pippies
Acrylic on Canvas
194 x 150 cm
Prickly Fan Flower by Goompi UgerabahPrickly Fan Flower
Acrylic on Canvas
97 x 160 cm
3 Ancestors by Goompi Ugerabah3 Ancestors
Acrylic on Canvas
89 x 181 cm
Bora Rings by Goompi UgerabahBora Rings
Acrylic on Canvas
146 x 197 cm
Creation of life by Goompi UgerabahCreation of life
Acrylic on Canvas
152 x 193 cm
Kingingyarra by Goompi UgerabahKingingyarra
Acrylic on Canvas
103 x 193 cm
Ochres of mother earth by Goompi UgerabahOchres of mother earth
Acrylic on Canvas
83 x 193 cm
Tribal Ceremonies by Goompi UgerabahTribal Ceremonies
Acrylic on Canvas
156 x 198 cm
Yulu Buriba (Sand & Surf) by Goompi UgerabahYulu Buriba (Sand & Surf)
Acrylic on Canvas
85 x 195 cm
Angry Sands by Goompi UgerabahAngry Sands
Acrylic on Canvas
90 x 153 cm
Arika “Blue Water Lily” by Goompi UgerabahArika “Blue Water Lily”
Acrylic on Canvas
156 x 190 cm
Bora Rings – Initiation Circles by Goompi UgerabahBora Rings – Initiation Circles
Acrylic on Canvas
190 x 150 cm
Dhinawan “Emu Feather” by Goompi UgerabahDhinawan “Emu Feather”
Acrylic on Canvas
191 x 109 cm
Jubuun (Wichedee Grub) by Goompi UgerabahJubuun (Wichedee Grub)
Acrylic on Canvas
101 x 136.5 cm
Kingingyarra (Shells) by Goompi UgerabahKingingyarra (Shells)
Acrylic on Canvas
190 x 143.5 cm
Kombemerri – Toredo Worm by Goompi UgerabahKombemerri – Toredo Worm
Acrylic on Canvas
146 x 78 cm
Rainforest Dreaming by Goompi UgerabahRainforest Dreaming
Acrylic on Belgian Linen
195 x 125 cm
Songlines by Goompi UgerabahSonglines
Acrylic on Canvas
80.5 x 140 cm
Tribal Ceremonies by Goompi UgerabahTribal Ceremonies
Acrylic on Canvas
180 x 88 cm
Tribal Ceremonies by Goompi UgerabahTribal Ceremonies
Acrylic on Canvas
195 x 101 cm
Water Tunnels (TDAPOOL) by Goompi UgerabahWater Tunnels (TDAPOOL)
Acrylic on Canvas
82 x 158 cm
3 Ancestors by Goompi Ugerabah3 Ancestors
Acrylic on Canvas
183 x 91 cm
Gathering Pippies ‘Ugeree’ by Goompi UgerabahGathering Pippies ‘Ugeree’
Acrylic on Canvas
190 x 110 cm
The Creation of Life (Sun,Earth and Water) by Goompi UgerabahThe Creation of Life (Sun,Earth and Water)
Acrylic on Canvas
194 x 144 cm
Yulu Buriba ‘Sand and Surf’ Diptych by Goompi UgerabahYulu Buriba ‘Sand and Surf’ Diptych
Acrylic on Canvas
93.5 x 93.5 cm
3 Ancestors by Goompi Ugerabah3 Ancestors
Acrylic on Canvas
165 x 125 cm
3 Ancestors – small by Goompi Ugerabah3 Ancestors – small
Acrylic on Canvas
107 x 65 cm
Angry sands by Goompi UgerabahAngry sands
Acrylic on Canvas
183 x 91 cm
Body painting by Goompi UgerabahBody painting
Acrylic on Canvas
95 x 60 cm
Bora Rings by Goompi UgerabahBora Rings
Acrylic on Canvas
163 x 120 cm
Gathering Pippies by Goompi UgerabahGathering Pippies
Acrylic on Canvas
117 x 162 cm
Gathering Pippies (Yugeree’s) by Goompi UgerabahGathering Pippies (Yugeree’s)
Acrylic on Canvas
182.5 x 103 cm
Kingingyarra by Goompi UgerabahKingingyarra
Acrylic on Canvas
106 x 176 cm
Kingingyarra by Goompi UgerabahKingingyarra
Acrylic on Canvas
164 x 140 cm
Ochres of Mother Earth by Goompi UgerabahOchres of Mother Earth
Acrylic on Canvas
164.5 x 92 cm
Songlines by Goompi UgerabahSonglines
Acrylic on Canvas
165 x 125 cm
Tdapul – Freshwater and rock pools by Goompi UgerabahTdapul – Freshwater and rock pools
Acrylic on Canvas
190 x 60 cm
The Koogols by Goompi UgerabahThe Koogols
Acrylic on Canvas
168 x 74 cm
Tribal Ceremonies by Goompi UgerabahTribal Ceremonies
Acrylic on Canvas
170 x 165 cm
Tribal Ceremony – Diptych by Goompi UgerabahTribal Ceremony – Diptych
Acrylic on Canvas
183 x 183 cm
Undercul by Goompi UgerabahUndercul
Acrylic on Canvas
166 x 146 cm
Yulu-Buriba (Sand & Surf) by Goompi UgerabahYulu-Buriba (Sand & Surf)
Acrylic on Canvas
168 x 130 cm
Yulu-Buriba (surf & sand) by Goompi UgerabahYulu-Buriba (surf & sand)
Acrylic on Canvas
183 x 91 cm