Spirit of Place | @Artsite Galleries | Sydney | April 2019 | Warburton Arts Project | Maruku Arts.
Address: 165 Salisbury Road, corner St Marys Street, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW
Date: Wednesday - Sundays 11am - 5pm until 28th April 2019
Time: 11am-5pm Wednesday - Sunday until 28th April 2019
The Kungkarrankalpa are arriving at Kulyurru in the Great Victorian Desert. Throughout their long journey the old magician Yula has been pursuing them and this part of the story, has fastened a magical silver snake in the sky above the sisters. Thinking its food, they follow and see where it falls to earth and it goes down a small mouse hole. The sisters dig the snake up and eat it but immediately become sick and collapse on the ground. This is the opportunity for the old magician to surge in from the sand hill country, creating a gorge at Kulyurru.
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Warburton Ranges community is in the traditional homelands of the Ngaanyatjarra Aboriginal people, deep in the Western Desert of Western Australia. It is one of the most remote communities in Australia. It is the home of the internationally renowned Warburton Collection and this, with more than 1000 paintings and numerous works in textile and art glass, it is one of the largest collections of Indigenous art held by Indigenous people themselves in the world. Now celebrating 30 years (1989 - 2019), the Warburton Collection in the Tulyurru Regional Gallery is a unique cultural repository of international significance.