Artists represents more than 350 artists across three communities in the
Kutjungka region of northeast Western Australia. These artists include some of Australia’s leading
contemporary Indigenous artists – Eubena Nampitjin, Elizabeth Nyumi, Boxer
Milner and Helicopter Tjungurrayi – as well
as a significant number of emerging younger artists.
result of the impact of colonisation, Indigenous people who today live in the
Kutjungka region come from a range of different cultural groups. Seven main
language groups are
represented Kukatja, Walmatjarri, Ngarti, Jaru, Wangkatjungka, Pintupi and
number of artists, their different histories and the variety of language and
cultural groups means that each artist brings uniqueness to the canvas.
artists paint their ancestral country and the Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) and
personal stories which mark the land from the sand dunes of the Great
Sandy Desert far to the south and west of Wirrimanu to great water
courses to the north, such as Sturt Creek, which bring life to this
desert country. Waterholes feature strongly in the paintings reflecting
their importance and the artists’ intimate knowledge of and
connectedness to country.
|Some of the artists represented by Warlayirti Artists have agreed to have their biographies included on this web site.|
|Bai Bai Napangarti||Ningie Nanala Nangala|
|Boxer Milner||Helicopter Tjungurrayi|
|Elizabeth Nyumi||Pauline Sunfly|
|Eubena Nampitjin||Fred Tjakamarra|