First exhibition of Warakurna Artists outside of Australia

Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.03.11

Exhibition of Warakurna Artists in France

IDAIA is delighted to announce the first exhibition outside of Australia of Warakurna Artists co-organised with our Lyon-based partner gallery Galerie Kungka.

“Warakurna Artists is one of the most exciting Aboriginal art communities from the Australian Desert. Recent years have seen the rise of their emerging senior artists whose paintings combine vivid colours and such an expressive force, like powerful gems illustrating the western desert painting movement's depth and strength.” – Solenne Ducos-Lamotte, IDAIA’s Director, co-curator of the exhibition

The exhibition gathers a variety of artists – from promising youths to premier Warakurna artists like Tjapartji Bates, Myra Yurtiwa Cook, Dora Waynatjura Lane and Tommy Mitchell – to illustrate different styles, stories and connections to country, and the community’s commitment to cultural transmission.
Galerie Kungka is committed to ethical and quality practices and only works with IDAIA to source artworks from official Aboriginal art centres and equivalent recognised ethical organisations.

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"Warakurna Artists : Une Géographie Secrète"

MAPRA, Center for Visual Arts in Lyon, France
21st April – 7th May 2011
M.A.C, Center for Contemporary Art in Pérouges, South of France
12th May – 22nd May 2011

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Contact Details

Gallery: IDAIA – International Development for Australian Indigenous Art
Contact: Solenne Ducos-Lamotte
Telephone: 61 2 800 60 262
Address: Suite 107, 35 Spring St Bondi Junction 2022 NSW



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