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...
Opening Exhibition of Maruku Artists from Uluru, NT- Thursday, Nov 21st. @ 6pm
52 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick, ACT (Canberra)
The exhibition will be opened by Clive Scollay, General Manager of Maruku Art Centre at Uluru, NT. Come hear the stories of the early days of Indigenous art creation at Uluru.
Please join us for an afternoon glass of wine at our opening of the Mornington Island Artist Exhibition.
Established in 2005, Mornington Island Art is a thriving aboriginal art centre located on Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
The energy and activity within the centre (and possibly the isolation from mainland influences) results in work characterised by a vivid and colourful palette as well as semi-abstract and abstract lines, shapes and forms. The forerunner of this movement was Sally Gabori (Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda).
These artists, and others working with the centre, are making strong contemporary artworks, not just strong Aboriginal artworks. Mornington Island artists are heavily influenced and connected to the land and culture in their artistic interpretation.
Art Mark Gallery is excited to present artworks from the highly-collected artists of Mornington Island located in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Their first exhibition in Canberra.