Indigenous Artwork from Central Australia makes a unique Australian gift or souvenir to send overseas to family and friends for special birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.
This 30cm x 30cm painting is delivered on a rolled up canvas so you can decide whether to frame it or display it as is.
This painting is titled Puturlu Jukurrpa (Mt Theo Dreaming) by Warlukurlangu artist Shirley Napanangka Martin. Shirley was born in Yuendumu, where the Warlukurlangu art centre is based, in 1969. She has worked as a teacher at the Yuendumu School since 1986 and has been an artist with the organisation since 2006. She says she enjoys painting as it is a way of passing down her mother's Dreaming stories to the next generation, such as this story of an ancestral black kite who lived at the site of Mt Theo. Shirley paints her country and the dreamings which relate directly to her land and the plants and animals which live in it, and have been passed down through oral tradition across generations for many millennia.
Established in 1985 Warlukurlangu is a not-for-profit organisation that is 100% Aboriginal-owned by its artists from the remote desert communities of Yuendumu and Nyirripi in Central Australia. Warlukurlangu Artists is famous for its gloriously colourful acrylic paintings and limited edition prints. The art centre has a national and international profile and its art has been featured in hundreds of exhibitions and publications in Australia and around the world.
Sale of this artwork directly benefits the artist and the Warlukurlangu Artist community. Every painting is accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity which tells the story relating to the painting and some information about the artist.