Sat 7 Nov 2015 – Sun 10 Jan 2016
9:30am – 5:00pm
Western Australian Museum — Perth
Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes is an exhibition of contemporary works that document a new art movement emerging from the Western Desert community of Warakurna.
These paintings combine familiar Western Desert symbols and dots with a more figurative style to re-create scenes of everyday life and to tell historical and contemporary stories. The works are the creative vision of a group of artists including Eunice Yunurupa Porter, Judith Yinyika Chambers, Dianne Ungukalpi Golding, Jean Inyalanka Burke and Dorcas Tinamayi Bennett.
The Warakurna paintings are more than simply art – they remember the people and recount the events that have influenced the artists’ lives, ranging from the impact of mining and weapons testing, to community participation in the 2000 Olympics and a visit by the rock band Midnight Oil.
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Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes is a travelling exhibition developed and presented by the National Museum of Australia. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Image credit: Camel Cull, 2012, Eunice Yunurupa Porter, acrylic on canvas, 760 x 1010 mm
Camel Cull, 2012
Eunice Yunurupa Porter
Perth Cultural Centre,
1300 134 081