Spirit of Place - Warburton Arts Project | Maruku Arts.

11:00am to 5:00pm Thursday 25 April 2019 (Weekly event)

Spirit of Place has been a travelling exhibition of highlights from The Warburton Arts collection. This exhibition was first presented at the 2013 ASEAN Expo in Nanning, Guangxi Province, China; and touring Chinese museums . Returning to Australia and exhibited 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.

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.

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