Artists of Wangkatjungka

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.07.03

A new and exciting style of Aboriginal art from a little-known but emerging community of fine artists is to feature in Japingka Gallery\'s forthcoming exhibition - Artists of Wangkatjungka from the Great Sandy Desert.

Wangkatjungka, is a remote community 125km south-east of Fitzroy Crossing. The inception of the Adult Education Centre in 1994 sparked a flourish of painting when a group of senior Wangkatjungka people began to record their Dreamings, history and culture in the medium of acrylics on paper. Since the initial flourish and the rush to embrace this new permanent method of recording and documenting their Dreamings, the Wangkatjungka Community has lived in the shadow of their more famous and established Kimberley neighbours at Balgo Hills and the Warmun Community.

The powerful paintings featured in Artists of Wangkatjungka are not only an important historical visual record but also a new creative force in the Indigenous Fine art movement. Featured artists include Biddy Baadjo, Nada Rawlins, George Tuckerbox, Luurn Willie Kew and Penny K Lyons.

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