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Warakurna: All the stories got into our minds and eyes


Paintings

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Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes features a collection of Western Desert paintings which use a more figurative style to recreate scenes of everyday life and to tell historical and contemporary stories. Many of the works were donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Wayne and Vicki McGeoch.

Warakurna works explained

Warakurna artists Eunice Porter and Judith Chambers, in Canberra for the official launch of the exhibition, explain the 'pukulpa' or happiness derived from sharing stories, culture and paintings with their children and the broader community.

These works show travels and ceremony, bush camps and life at the Warburton mission.

Recorded at the National Museum in December 2012.

Works on show in the exhibition

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