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Spirit of Place | @Artsite Galleries | Sydney | April 2019 | Warburton Arts Project | Maruku Arts.

BY Artsite Galleries | 12-Apr-2019
This rare release of significant paintings from the Warburton Collection, by Ngaanyatjarra artists Elizabeth Holland, Lalla West, Madeline Jackson, Christine West, Debra West, Nola Hunt, Olive Lawson and Betty West is available through the combined auspices of the Warburton Arts Project and Maruku Arts.
Venue: Artsite Galleries
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
Ticket: Free
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Spirit of Place at Artsite Galleries
Debra West: Kungkarrangkalpa- Seven Sisters Story WAPCS025-13 Acrylic on canvas, 150x153cm.
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.
© The artist, Warburton Arts, Maruku arts and Artsite Galleries.
Spirit of Place has been a travelling exhibition of highlights from The Warburton Arts collection. This touring exhibition was first presented at the 2013 ASEAN Expo in Nanning, Guangxi Province, China; returning to Australia and exhibited in Victoria, and recently at the Australian National University, Canberra, in 2018.

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.