Warlpiri Art Market Day

Date: 
Friday, 4 December 2015 to Saturday, 5 December 2015
Time: 

10am - 4pm both days

Location: 
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
51 Lawson Crescent, Acton
Australian Capital Territory
2601

AIATSIS is proud to host the second Warlpiri Art Market Day on the lawns of Acton Peninsula for two days this December. This rare opportunity brings original Aboriginal artworks from Yuendumu and Lajamanu communities from the Northern Territory direct to the Canberra public. 

There will be over 600 unique pieces from a range of artists from the communities, with prices starting at just $80. All sale proceeds go directly back into the community art centres and to the artists. 

Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu is one of the longest running and most successful Aboriginal owned art centres in Central Australia. The artists are famous for colourful paintings and limited edition prints. Warlukulangu means ‘belong to fire’ in the local Warlpiri language.

Warnayaka Art Gallery artists from Lajamanu have been finalists in the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. The artisans are highly skilled and their artworks are a mixture of dots and lines depicting subjects containing ceremony, law, culture, environment and society or Tjukurrpa dreaming.

The Warlpiri Art Market Day will coincide with the opening of the new exhibition ‘Encounters’ at the National Museum of Australia (NMA) which reveals stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects from the British Museum.

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Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) - Ngarlikurlangu by Geraldine Nangala Gallagher
Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) - Ngarlikurlangu by Geraldine Nangala Gallagher. Image courtesy of Warlukurlangu - Artists of Yuendumu.
Emu Dreaming (Yankirri-kirli) Nangala, Nampijinpa-kurlangu by Angela Nangala Kelly
Emu Dreaming (Yankirri-kirli) Nangala, Nampijinpa-kurlangu by Angela Nangala Kelly. Image courtesy of Warnayaka Art and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation.
Last reviewed: 7 Apr 2017