Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes

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Making the Cut Line with Len Beadell, 2011, by Jean Inyalanka Burke, one of a collection of artworks by Warakurna Artists,

donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Wayne and Vicki McGeoch,

National Museum of Australia

Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes is a travelling exhibition developed and presented by the National Museum of Australia (opens in a new window).

This exhibition of contemporary paintings and sculptures 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, Jean Inyalanka Burke and Ken Shepherd.

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 a visit by the rock band Midnight Oil.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program.

EXHIBITION DETAILS

Dates: 11 May – 18 August 2017

Venue: Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture Gallery, Building EA.G.03, Parramatta South Campus, Western Sydney University. Corner of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere.

Gallery Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 10.00 am – 3.00 pm, Friday 11:00am - 3pm

Contact: Lindsay Liu, (02) 9685 9943Aboriginal art 1

Detail of Helicopter Ride with Brooksy to See My Father's Ngurra (Country), 2011,

by Ken Shepherd, one of a collection of artworks by Warakurna Artists,

donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Wayne and Vicki McGeoch,

National Museum of Australia