"An Australian Aboriginal Artist of extraordinary talent"  

Australian Aboriginal artist Natalie Bateman makes her home in the pretty little coastal town of Nambucca Heads. Drawing inspiration from the local marine and rural landscapes, this indigenous Australian dot style artist is creating works of impressive creativity, maturity and discipline.

Natalie is being increasing acclaimed on the local and international stage as an up and coming aboriginal talent producing the type of work which has instant appeal across all ages and cultures.

In addition to the continuous focus on preparing art works for each annual exhibition, Natalie also visits schools where she enjoys the opportunity to show her work to students and assist any children who are trying to develop skills in traditional aboriginal dot style painting.

Check this website on a regular basis for news, dates and location of upcoming exhibitions featuring Keialuna Art and Natalie Bateman's uniquely inspired artworks.


The Artist's Aboriginal Background
Natalie's great grandmother, Muriel Cooley was born in Milton and her grandmother May Stewart was born in Nowra on the south coast of NSW. They belonged to the Yuin Tribe.

The family were "travellers" and followed the timber industry for work.  They eventually settled in La Perouse beside Botany Bay, just across  from Kurnell where Captain Cook first came ashore in 1770.

Grandfather Gordon Ella belonged to the Gadigal Tribe and this tribe is part of the Eora Nation. He and May had 12 children and Natalie's mother Karen was one of those twelve. It's a large and closely knit family.

Artist Natalie Bateman  has lived in the pretty coastal town of  Nambucca Heads on the mid north coast of NSW since 1985. This is the traditional land of the Gumbaynggirr people. Many of Natalie's works are inspired by the glorious rural, rainforest and coastal seascapes found throughout the Nambucca Valley.

Natalie's totem is "Umbarra" the black duck.


 Contact Natalie Bateman 

Telephone (02) 6568 5105
Mobile  (0404) 289 756

Email Natalie



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