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.
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.
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.
Warlpiri Drawings: Remembering the Future was 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 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.