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Spirit of Place

Exhibition and rare release of significant paintings from the Warburton collection by Ngaanyatjarra artists

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 China and toured Chinese museums before exhibiting in Victoria, and at the Australian National University, Canberra, in 2018.

The 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. This, with more than 1000 paintings and numerous works in textile and art glass, is one of the largest collections of Indigenous art held by Indigenous people in the world. Now celebrating 30 years, 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 is by Ngaanyatjarra artists Elizabeth Holland, Lalla West, Madeline Jackson, Christine West, Debra West, Nola Hunt, Olive Lawson and Betty West. The collection is available through the combined auspices of the Warburton Arts Project and Maruku Arts.



Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am to 5pm

Saturday 6 April to Sunday 28 April 2019

Sunday 7 April 2019 from 11am to 5pm



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