Eunice Yunurupa Porter, Camel Cull, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 76 x 101 cm. Courtesy Warakurna Artists from the collection of the National Museum of Australia.

25 June to 31 July 2016

An exhibition of contemporary paintings and sculptures documenting a new art movement emerging from the Western Desert community of Warakurna. These paintings combine familiar Western Desert symbols and dots with a new, more figurative style, to recreate scenes of everyday life and to tell historical and contemporary stories.

Western Desert people were among the last Aboriginal people to have contact with Europeans. Warakurna lay in the middle of the flight path of missiles launched from Woomera in the South Australian desert in the 1960s.

A National Museum of Australia Travelling exhibition, supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.

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