Posts Tagged "Indigenous"

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: Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Feature Artist: Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

  Born in 1967 in Mt. Allan, Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi is the eldest daughter of renowned artist Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, who taught her to paint. Gabriella attended Yirara College in Alice Springs. Gabriella enjoys a high profile in many Australian and overseas commercial galleries. Her paintings depict stories from her country which include: Women’s Ceremonies; Bush Tucker (Black Seed and Exploding Seed from the Mt. Allan area); Goanna; Serpent;  Seven Sisters Dreaming (Milky Way Dreaming); Grandmother’s Gold Country Dreaming. She lives with her husband and children near...

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Handmade Gutyal (Coolemon) by Peter Williams

Handmade Gutyal (Coolemon) by Peter Williams

Handmade Gutyal by Peter Williams (Uncle Pete)     About the Gutyal: The handmade wooden dish is used by women to collect water, bush food and as a cradle for babies. Peter has used fallen timber, cut down by big winds during a storm in the Blue Mountains. The patterns, burnt onto the surface with a hot wire represent the rough and smooth rocks found in Peter’s tribal land.   About Peter Williams: Peter is the senior dancer at Waradah Aboriginal Centre. He is from Ngiyampaa country, North West NSW. His clan is Gurul Giyalu Rock People, and their language, Wongaipuwan. Gutyal...

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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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Visiting The Blue Mountains – Be Sure to Drop in at Waradah Aboriginal Centre

Visiting The Blue Mountains – Be Sure to Drop in at Waradah Aboriginal Centre

The Blue Mountains is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Australia. Just 1.5 hour drive from Sydney, it’s the ideal destination for a day visit or a weekend getaway. Visitors to the Blue Mountains are spoilt for choice when it comes to attractions and activities.  The Blue Mountains  and The Blue Mountains Attraction websites provide upto date information on activities on the mountains. Visitors to Echo Point, enjoy one of the most spectacular sceneries anywhere in Australia. Traditionally home to Gundungarra and Darug Aboriginal tribes, the Three Sisters is an iconic site...

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