Yuendumu

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The community of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory, almost two hundred miles north west of Alice Springs, is a significant centre for Warlpiri people, albeit from several different language groups. Established as a government settlement in the late 1940s, it was one of the earliest desert communities to take up the torch of the painting movement from Papunya.

 

In 1983, Paddy Japaljarri Stewart, who had been involved in the painting of the school mural at Papunya, joined with other elder Warlpiri men in a project to paint the school doors at Yuendumu. They painted major Dreaming stories or Jukurrpa in a deliberate attempt to preserve and share ceremonial knowledge.

 

It initiated a powerful and enduring painting movement amongst the community’s men and women. From the outset Yuendumu art has been characterised by its flamboyant enjoyment of colour, and its bold, organic, sense of design. The shared Warlpiri heritage of the community gives the art produced there an additional strength and coherence.

  • Yuendumu Works

    • Karen Napaljarri Barnes, Blue Cockatoo, 2019
      Karen Napaljarri Barnes, Blue Cockatoo, 2019
    • Karen Napaljarri Barnes, Emu, 2019
      Karen Napaljarri Barnes, Emu, 2019
    • Juliette Nampijinpa Brown, Jarlajirrpi Jukurrpa - Owlet Nightjar Dreaming, 2015
      Juliette Nampijinpa Brown, Jarlajirrpi Jukurrpa - Owlet Nightjar Dreaming, 2015
    • Walter Jangala Brown, Warna Jukurrpa - Ancestoral Law, 2017
      Walter Jangala Brown, Warna Jukurrpa - Ancestoral Law, 2017
    • Paddy Japanangka Lewis, Untitled, 2015
      Paddy Japanangka Lewis, Untitled, 2015
    • Dorothy Napangardi, Karntakurlangu Jukurrpa - Belonging to Women, 1999
      Dorothy Napangardi, Karntakurlangu Jukurrpa - Belonging to Women, 1999
    • Polly Watson Napangardi, Wataki Tjukurrpa - Bush Orange Dreaming, n.d.
      Polly Watson Napangardi, Wataki Tjukurrpa - Bush Orange Dreaming, n.d.
    • Malcolm Jagamarra Nelson, Inapaku, c.2000
      Malcolm Jagamarra Nelson, Inapaku, c.2000
    • Malcolm Jagamarra Nelson, Warna - The Black Headed Python, 2001
      Malcolm Jagamarra Nelson, Warna - The Black Headed Python, 2001
    • Shorty Jangala Robertson, Ngapa Jukurrpa - Water Dreaming, Puyurru, 2014
      Shorty Jangala Robertson, Ngapa Jukurrpa - Water Dreaming, Puyurru, 2014
    • Shorty Jangala Robertson, Ngapa Jukurrpa - Water Dreaming, Puyurru, 2014
      Shorty Jangala Robertson, Ngapa Jukurrpa - Water Dreaming, Puyurru, 2014
    • Judy Napangardi Watson, Kurrkara Jukurrpa - Desert Oak Dreaming from Mina Mina, 2009
      Judy Napangardi Watson, Kurrkara Jukurrpa - Desert Oak Dreaming from Mina Mina, 2009
    • Nyanu Watson, Love Birds, 2015
      Nyanu Watson, Love Birds, 2015