Lajamanu - Early Paintings

Rarely seen paintings by Warlpiri men and women take the visitor back to the beginnings of the acrylic movement in Central Australia. After initial resistance painting was taken up in Lajamanu with great enthusiasm and the on-going relationship with country and Dreamings presented as a sign of cultural strength. Drawn from private collections from across Australia.

Art Exhibition previously on at Burrinja Gallery in Australia.
From Thursday 28 February 2013 to Sunday 12 May 2013
Launch Sunday 21 April 2013, 2 - 4 pm

Kunajarryi (Mt Nikki Dreaming)
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Published by anonymous on Tuesday 16 April 2013.
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Lajamanu – Talk with Dr Christine Nicholls

Dr Christine Nicholls is a Senior Lecture at the School of Humanities at Flinders University in Adelaide and a linguist specialising in Aboriginal languages.
She lived and worked as a linguist in Lajamanu in mid-1980s (1982-1991) and later as principal of the Lajamanu bi-lingual school. Christine returned to Lajamanu on invitation of the community in 2001 and 2002.

Christine has published several picture books for young children illustrated by Warlpiri children, and also published extensively on Aboriginal Central Desert acrylic painting and co-authored a monography about Kathleen Petyarre.

Christine will talk about her experience in Lajamanu in that period, the beginning of the acrylic art movement in Lajamanu as she witnessed it, and issues related to Warlpiri art and culture.

Sunday, 21 April 2 pm