Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Western Desert Mob: Kutju - One

Further information

Exhibition dates:
25 February – 25 March 2007

Presented as part of the 2007 Perth International Arts Festival in association with the Western Australian Department of Industry and Resources.

Kutju—One is the inaugural exhibition of the Western Desert Mob artists from the Aboriginal communities located in the remote Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia.

Ngaturn Tingari Wati Tjukurrpa, 2006. Peter Tjarluri Lewis, Clifford Mitchell, Tommy Mitchell. Image copyright: Warakurna Artist

Kutju—One is a vibrant illustration of men and women, young and old, painting, woodcarving and weaving tjukurrpa (Dreaming stories) and contemporary tales. The artworks are energetic, dynamic and diverse reflecting each artist's unique style, stories and connection to country.

Wunarrma, 2006. Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles. Image Copyright: Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles

Artwork presented in this exhibition by the Western Desert Mob consists of paintings and fibre sculptures, and draws on ancient spiritual traditions united with contemporary artistic expression, methods and mediums.

Artists and communities represented in the Western Desert Mob: Kutju—One exhibition include:

  • Warakurna Artists from Warakurna community
  • Kayili Artists from Patjarr community
  • Tjarlirli Artists from Tjukurla community
  • Papulankutja Artists from Papulankutja community
  • Maruku Artists from various communities
  • Tjanpi Women's Aboriginal Arts and Crafts from various communities.

Tjamala Tjukurrpa, 2006. Alison Porter, Denise Malbunka, Eunice Porter, Donlisha Yungut, Delisha Reid, Tracy Yates, Anna Porter. Image Copyright: the artists


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