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Warlpiri Drawings: Remembering the Future

Warlpiri Drawings: Remembering the Future

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A display of important early works from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, in celebration of the institute's 50th anniversary. This exhibition was produced by the National Museum of Australia in collaboration with the Australian National University and Warlpiri communities.


The hands of Paddy Japaljarri Stewart.  Photo: Vanessa Bertagnole.

About Warlpiri Drawings

Warlpiri Drawings: Remembering the Future tells the story of an intriguing collection of Indigenous artworks created by Warlpiri people in Australia's Northern Territory in the 1950s and beyond.

Now showing in Darwin

6 August to 23 October 2015
Charles Darwin University Art Gallery, Casuarina campus, Darwin, Northern Territory. Free entry

Explore the exhibition online

Warlpiri Drawings explores how drawing has been used to make sense of 80 years of monumental change, to picture life in the present and look hopefully towards the future.

See all the works on show by following the links below

Acknowledgements

This exhibition was curated for the National Museum of Australia by Dr Melinda Hinkson, Australian National University, in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation and Warnayaka Art and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation, Mrs Joan Meggitt, Pintupi Anmatyerre Warlpiri Media Association, and the assistance of the traditional owners and community members of Yuendumu and Lajamanu.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, 1964-2014  Australian National UniversityWarlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu Warnayaka Art and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation

Companion book

The exhibition is accompanied by a book – Remembering the Future: Warlpiri life through the prism of drawing by Dr Melinda Hinkson – published by Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.


Warlpiri Drawings was on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra from 15 August 2014 to 28 June 2015. The exhibition will also be on show at Charles Darwin University Art Gallery, Casuarina campus, Darwin, Northern Territory from 5 August to 23 October 2015