Warakurna Artists - Welcome to Paradise
23 March – 16 May 2018
Warakurna community is located near to the Rawlinson Ranges on Ngaanyatjarra lands in Western Australia. It is close to the Northern Territory border and was created in the 1970s when people from Docker River wanted to move closer to their traditional lands. In 2005 Native Title was granted to the traditional owners over Ngaanyatjarra lands which extended over 188,000 square kilometres.
Warakurna art centre opened in 2005, and had been in part made possible by the spread of art practice from the larger centre at Warburton. In all six art centres had been formed in communities in the region – Warburton, Patjarr, Irrunytju, Warakurna, Papulankutja and Tjukurla.
Welcome to Paradise – Paintings of Homelands by Warakurna Artists is on display until 16 May at Japingka Gallery.