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Portrait of Putuparri Tom Lawford. - click to view larger image

born 1970, Wangkajunga language group, Jakarra skin group, Fitzroy Crossing, Ngurra Artists

Putuparri is a Wangkajunga man who lives in Fitzroy Crossing. In 2007 he worked as a translator and cultural adviser on the ‘return to Country’ trip.

He has helped to coordinate some of the project’s biggest cultural workshops on Country and provided the team with invaluable cultural guidance.

Putuparri also works for the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre, coordinating its cultural program and assisting with international repatriation.

An acrylic circle and line painting on linen, featuring seven blue circles painted along the artwork at equidistant points. The rest of the painting illustrates clusters of orange, brown, tan and white lines.

Kunawarritji to Wajaparni

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