Three Brothers

Brothers Warlimpirrnga, Walala and Thomas Tjapltjarri came out of the desert with their extended family in 1984, leaving their traditional nomadic lifestyle after their first western culture encounter. Warlimpirringa was the group leader and after speaking with other...

Lily Kelly Napangardi

Lily Kelly Napangardi is a well-respected senior Luritja woman in her community at Watiyawanu (Mt Liebig). She has painted since the early 1980’s but it is in the last 10 years that her recognisable style has developed.

Western Desert Women

Pintupi women have a strong connection to their country, extended family and the spiritual world. Many of the artists in the exhibition experienced their first contact with “outsiders”, westerners or white men as recently as the mid 1980’s. Western...

Naidoc Week

A selection of work that focus on healing body and land. The artists we have included in this exhibition have stories that connect them to the land their ancestors cared for. Only in recent times have the sustainable land care practices used by first nations people in...

Mapping Country

Desert artists paint the contours of the landscape to record and teach future generations about the places their ancestors travelled and performed ceremonies. Although highly abstracted to the uninitiated they reference particular places in the desert. This collection...