Exhibitions & Events

Warlayirti Artists engage in a strong national and international program of exhibitions, art fairs and festivals. Artists and Arts Workers regularly travel for the events to represent Warlayirti Artists and their community.

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Desert Mob

Araluen Art Centre, Mparntwe (Alice Springs)

Presented in partnership with Desart, Desert Mob is an event of national significance, representing the most comprehensive survey of contemporary Aboriginal art by artists from across the desert regions and communities of Central Australia. Through hundreds of new works by emerging and established artists, powerful projects and presentations, an affordable art market and associated satellite events across the opening days, Desert Mob 2019 is a unique and unmissable opportunity to experience the important stories and expression of one the oldest and richest, living cultures.

Warlayirti Artists featuring in Desert Mob this year; 
Cynthia NanalaHelicopter Tjungurrayi, Imelda (Yukenbarri) GugamanJimmy & Angie TchoogaLucy Loomoo Marie MudgedellMonica NjammeNingie NanalaPatsy Mudgedell and Vincent Nanala.

Official Opening: 5 September 2019, 5:30pm

Symposium: 6 September 2019, 10am – 3:30pm

Market Place: 7 September 2019, 10am – 2pm

Exhibition runs until 20 October, open daily from 10am-4pm

Link: https://araluenartscentre.nt.gov.au/whats-on/desert-mob-2019


Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Tarnanthi is a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country to share important stories. It encourages new beginnings by providing artists with opportunities to create significant new work and to extend their practice.

Warlayirti Artists' special exhibition annouced soon! Follow us on social media for more information.

Tarnanthi at AGSA: 18 October 2019 - 27 January 2020

Tarnanthi Art Fair: 18-20 October 2019

Link: https://www.agsa.sa.gov.au/whats-on/tarnanthi/


Japingka Group Show, Fremantle

This will be Warlayirti Artists' first group show in over 5 years! Follow us on social media for more information.

Link: https://japingkaaboriginalart.com/




Salon des Refuses

Imelda (Yukenbarri) Gugaman was been selected in the 2019 Salon des Refuses, opening 7 August and running until 28 September.

The exhibition, held at Charles Darwin University Art Gallery, presents work submitted but not accepted into NATSIAA (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards). Its quality demonstrates the superb standard of art being created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, nationwide.

Date: 7 August - 28 September 2019
Link: https://salondesrefuses.com.au/

Helicopter (Joey Tjungurrayi) Solo

Date: 7-29 June 2019

Location: RAFT artspace, Alice Springs

This is Helicopter's sixth solo exhibition and first since he recovered from cataract surgery. This show represents a new phase in Helicopter's almost 30-year career. His playful use of colour and line gives a new dimension to his old stories. 

Acknowledgements: Warlayirti Artists would like to thank Dallas Gold for his support to Helicopter and his work. This was the first collaboration between Warlayirti and RAFT in many years, and we look forward to working together again in the future.


K. Paddoon: Nakarra Nakarra

Date: 16 March - 18 April 2019

Location: Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

Kathleen came out of retirement to create this extraordinary body of work, it had been 15 years since her first solo exhibition. Kathleen passed away during this exhibition - she was so happy to know that she could share with her family, and the world, the riches of her country.

Acknowledgements: Warlayirti Artists would like to thank Beverley Knight and Alcaston Gallery for their enthusiasm and support for this exhibition. Warlayirti Artists would also like to acknowledge Zohl de Ishtar, former CEO Kapululangu Women's Law and Culture Centre, and all the marlpa (carers) who sat by Kathleen's side during the execution of this body of work.