In the early 1980s the Yuendumu elders painted ceremonial designs on canvas, which begun the art movement at Yuendumu. The first painting there was on the door of the Yuendumu school (which later started the Yuendumu Doors series), painted by P. Japaljarri Stewart and Kumanjayi Japaljarri Sims, who are some of the most well-known artists from the community.
In 1985 the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation was founded at Yuendumu. Notable artists who have painted with Warlukurlangu include: Kumanjayi Nelson Napaljarri, Norah Nelson Napaljarri, Sheila Brown Napaljarri, Dolly Nampijinpa Daniels and Judy Watson.
Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation is a not-for-profit organisation that is 100% Aboriginal-owned by its artists from the remote desert communities of Yuendumu and Nyirripi in Central Australia. Warlukurlangu Artists are famous for their gloriously colourful acrylic paintings and limited edition prints.Our current collection includes colourful artworks by the talented artists of Yuendumu including artworks by the children and grandchildren of the founding artists who paint their ancestral stories with a new perspective and freshness.