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Warakurna Community

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Warakurna Community

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An acrylic painting on canvas showing an aerial view of a community in a multi-coloured landscape, with the text 'WARAKURNA COMMUNITY' written vertically alongside.
Warakurna Community, 2011, Tracy Yates, acrylic on canvas, 765 x 1015 x 33 mm. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Wayne and Vicki McGeoch.

Warakurna is home to about 180 people. The community has an office, clinic, school and art centre (Warakurna Artists). There are houses for visiting staff, and spaces where people can meet and play sports. This painting shows the layout of the community.

Tracy Yates portrait.
Photo: Alexandra Frith.

 

Tracy Yates
Born 1978
Karimarra skin group

Tracy Yates was born and grew up in Warakurna.

As a child, she would often go on bush trips with her parents, brothers and sisters.

Yates is one of a group of younger artists keen to be part of the dynamic Warakurna art scene.

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