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Warnayaka Artists 'Our Stories, Our Land' - October, 2018

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Warnayaka Artists 'Our Stories, Our Land' - October, 2018

The Warnayaka Art is an Indigenous owned art centre which is in Lajamanu, NT.  The Lajamanu Community is 580kms south west of Katherine, Northern Territory.  Lajamanu is halfway between Alice Springs and Darwin.  Lajamanu has a population of around 900 Warlpiri people and their stories are part of their art.  Artists in Lajamanu have been finalists in the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards.

Major Artists:

    • Lily Hargraves Nungarrayi Yirringali Jurrah
    • Rosie Tasman Napurrurla Murnku
    • Molly Napurrurla Tasman Jinjingarli
    • Biddy Jurrah Long
    • Ursula Napangardi Marks

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Fyshwick Markets Exhibition - Ninuku Arts - Seven Sisters

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Fyshwick Markets Exhibition - Ninuku Arts - Seven Sisters

Our first exhibition at the Niche Markets at Fyshwick Markets is Seven Sisters, an exhition of artworks from Ninuku Arts in Kalka, South Australia. Ninuku is a wholly-Indigenous owned and governed Art Centre which supports artists from two communities - Pipalyatjara and Kalka. Each community has a population of around 100-150 Anangu and the majority are Pitjantjatjara speakers – Anangu simply means ‘people’ in Pitjantjatjara. Both communities are located in the far north-western corner of South Australia, near the tri-state border of South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory. The two communities, fourteen kilometres apart, are surrounded by the rolling, rocky hills...

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The King Sisters - Sarrita & Tarisse King - Exhibition July - August - East Hotel, Kingston

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The King Sisters - Sarrita & Tarisse King - Exhibition July - August - East Hotel, Kingston

The King Sisters Exhibition is on display at the East Hotel, Kingston, ACT   Sarrita King and Tarisse King were born in Adelaide, South Australia, and are the daughters of the highly regarded Aboriginal artist, William King Jungala (1966 – 2007).  Sarrita and Tarisse have their Aboriginal heritage from the Gurindji clan, which is located far to the south west of  Katherine in the Northern Territory. The Gurindji came to public attention during the 1960s and 1970s when members employed by the Wave Hill cattle station led a landmark case which became the first successful Aboriginal land rights claim in...

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Upcoming Exhibition - Ninuku Arts - July 2018

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Upcoming Exhibition - Ninuku Arts - July 2018

Ninuku Arts is a wholly-Indigenous owned and governed Art Centre which supports artists from two communities - Pipalyatjara and Kalka. Each community has a population of around 100-150 Anangu and the majority are Pitjantjatjara speakers – Anangu simply means ‘people’ in Pitjantjatjara. Both communities are located in the far north-western corner of South Australia, near the tri-state border of South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory. The two communities, fourteen kilometres apart, are surrounded by the rolling, rocky hills of the Tomkinson Ranges and are part of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.

Both Kalka and Pipalyatjara are peaceful places. This is a result of strong governance, cultural engagement and pride among local Anangu. 

The Art Centre itself is located in Kalka and is housed in a mud-brick building (the only one in the Lands), which was built as an office in the early 1980’s by Anangu and white staff, and has since been extended to accommodate the growing number of artists keen to paint.

Despite being the most remote art centre on the APY Lands, having limited working space and access to services, Ninuku Arts has continued to grow in success with each year. The art centre prides itself on its inclusion and embracing artist individuality.

Ninuku Arts supports local culture, the development of employment opportunities, and the ethical production and sales of paintings.

Yaritji Connelly, Senior Artist and Co-Founding Director, Ninuku Arts, says:

“Ninunya mulapa minyma Tjukuritja, palupalanguru kurunpa mukuringanyi pulkara”

Our spirits have a deep attachment to the Bilby.  The Bilby Woman is our true creation ancestor and this means we have a need for her in our spirit and soul.

Image: Josephine Mick, Mamungari, 87 x 77 cm, Acrylic on Canvas.

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Warnayaka Exhibition Until July 8th - East Hotel, Kingston, ACT

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Warnayaka Exhibition Until July 8th - East Hotel, Kingston, ACT

The exhibition is a vivid collection of Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards finalists: Rosie Napurrula Tasman, Molly Napurrurla Tasman and Lily Nungarrayi Hargraves from Lajamanu, NT.  Lajamanu is a remote Aboriginal community between Darwin and Alice Springs.  The Aboriginal artists of Lajamanu tell their Dreamings in a vivid display of colour and emotion as shown in their paintings.   The exhibition runs until July 8th, 2017. A preview of the exhibition can be found at: https://jaktman-gallery.myshopify.com/collections/exhibition-east-hotel-kingston

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