Yuendumu of fire and water

This exhibition, in the Yiribana Project Space, showcases prints and paintings from the community of Yuendumu, north-west of Mparntwe (Alice Springs), most of which refer to the elements of fire or water, or indeed both simultaneously.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 04 June 2016 to Tuesday 01 November 2016

Yuendumu of fire and water image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Monday 09 May 2016.
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Among the works from the Gallery’s collection on display are the grand collaborative canvases painted in the community in 1995 and 1997. The largest of these was completed by up to 35 artists, reflecting the shared nature of the Tjukurrpa depicted. Of a dramatically smaller scale are the Yuendumu Door etchings by Paddy Japaljarri Sims and Paddy Japaljarri Stewart, which were made in 2000-01 in acknowledgement of ‘Yuendumu doors’ – the actual doors of the community school buildings that were painted with important local sites in 1983 as a way of asserting Aboriginal culture in the then government settlement.