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Keeping Culture Strong

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Keeping Culture Strong

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Our art centre, Warakurna Artists, is keeping culture and community strong ... Lots of paintings, baskets, sculptures and wooden artefacts. This art centre is walykumunu – a good and happy place. This painting is showing you what we do, this is our enterprise. It is here for our children and grandchildren.

Eunice Yunurupa Porter

A multi-coloured dot painting with three motor vehicles painted in white in the centre and another two in yellow dots on the right hand side. 'Warakurna Artists/ Ngaanyatjarra Lands / Keeping Culture Strong / Our / Art Centre' is written in the central section.
Keeping Culture Strong, 2008, Eunice Yunurupa Porter, Molly Malungka Yates, Judith Yinyika Chambers, Anna Porter, Maisie Nungurrayi Ward and Polly Pawuya Butler-Jackson, acrylic on canvas, 1524 x 1524 mm.

Line diagram

At left, a multi-coloured dot painting with three motor vehicles painted in white in the centre and another two in yellow dots on the right hand side. 'Warakurna Artists/ Ngaanyatjarra Lands / Keeping Culture Strong / Our / Art Centre' is written in the central section. To the right is a simple line diagram on a yellow background, pointing to various activities depicted in the painting alongside. These include: 'people with paintings', 'making tjanpi' and 'Inma (ceremony).

Artists 

Eunice Yunurupa Porter, born 1948, Yiparrka skin group

Molly Malungka Yates, born 1946, Tjarurru skin group

Judith Yinyika Chambers, born 1958, Purungu skin group

Anna Porter, born 1941, Panaka skin group

Maisie Nungurrayi Ward, born 1975, Tjarurru skin group

Polly Pawuya Butler-Jackson, born 1957, Panaka skin group

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