A: Warakurna Community
WARAKURNA is a remote community situated on the Great Central Road in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of Western Australia. The Art Centre is fully owned and governed by Aboriginal people and provides services to artists living in and visiting Warakurna, and the neighbouring communities of Wanarn. It provides a Painting Therapy Program run once a week out of Wanarn Aged Care, and an outreach painting program to the Kayili Artists of Patjarr.
Warakurna has a long history of artistic expression. Warakurna Artists is an energetic and dynamic space, where artists within the community paint and share Tjukurrpa and contemporary stories. Warakurna Artists operates Yurliya Gallery at the Warakurna Roadhouse, where work is available for purchase. Visiting the Art Centre in community is not permitted without prior arrangement.
Artists include: Nola Yurnangurnu Campbell, George Ward, Nancy Carnegie Tjungupi, Neville Mcarthur, Cynthia Burke, Dorcas Tinamayi Bennett, Maureen Baker, Nyungawarra Ward
Image: Donald Ferguson, Caterpillar Dreaming, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 76 x 101cm. Courtesy: Warakurna Artists