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