Posts Tagged "Aboriginal Art"

The Education Room Gets a Facelift

Over the past few weeks, Waradah Aboriginal Centre has undertaken refurbishments to it’s Education Room, to the value of $10,000. These include: Five 42 inch screens featuring videos of Kevin Rudd’s apology, interviews with Elders and Indigenous artists painting on canvas. Audio visual guides replacing plaques explaining the various Aboriginal tools and weapons. The Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Island flags added to the garden wall. Additional Garden Wall and aged wood framing around information posters. The changes are designed to make the room both visually more appealing and...

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Feature Artist: Thomas Tjapaltjarri

Feature Artist: Thomas Tjapaltjarri

Thomas Tjapaltjarri and The Tingari Cycle   Thomas Tjapaltjarri was born somewhere around 1964 in the Gibson Desert, Western Australia. Thomas and his family have one of the most extraordinary stories out of all the artists to emerge from Kiwirrkurra. The family – Thomas, Warlimpirrnga, Walala, Yukultji, Yalti and Tjakaria were dubbed “The Last Nomads”or “The Group of Nine” (according to news headlines at the time), led a completely nomadic life until they emerged from the desert. At age 20, in 1984, Thomas walked out of the desert to Kiwirrkurra with his family, the amazing part is...

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Remembering Kudditji Kngwarreye

Remembering Kudditji Kngwarreye

Monday, February 20th, 2017 In January 2017, The Aboriginal Art Association of Australia broke the news that Kudditji Kngwarreye passed away peacefully in his nursing home in Alice Springs.   As an Elder, he was a traditional custodian of many important Dreamings, of the land and Men’s Business ceremonial sites. He maintained a strong connection and intimate knowledge of his Country. Kudditji began painting around 1986. Initially, the paintings that he became known for were not welcomed by galleries. Instead, he was encouraged to use traditional symbols and figurative elements. It...

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