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Warlpiri Drawings: Remembering the Future

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Welcome

Yuwa! Yapa-patu, Yurtumu-wardingki, Lajamanu-wardingki, nyurrula karnalunyarra pardupardu-mani nganimparlu nyampukurra Museum-kirra

Hey! All you Warlpiri people from Yuendumu and Lajamanu, we greet you with enthusiasm as you come here, to the Museum.

'Yawaki (Bush Plum) Dreaming', 2011, by Jerry Jangala Patrick, Lajamanu.
'Yawaki (Bush Plum) Dreaming', 2011, by Jerry Jangala Patrick, Lajamanu. Warlpiri Drawings Collection, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

A message from Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation

We are really proud and happy to share with everyone these drawings made a long time ago by our elders. We hope that these drawings will help people understand what Aboriginal people went through during the early years of first contact.

I am also an artist and I am always amazed by the power of art and its ability to help us share our stories and culture.

We hope you enjoy this exhibition and maybe it will help you appreciate Aboriginal culture a bit more.

Otto Jungarrayi Sims
Chairman, Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation
June 2014