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Meet Gloria! From the fabulous Warlukurlangu artists, these kangaroos are made in collaboration with the Alice Springs prison. Warlukurlangu Artists is one of the longest running and most successful Aboriginal-owned art centres in Central Australia.
Dimensions: 24 x 18 cm / 240 gms
Made from: Metal and Non-Toxic Paint
Please note: Decorative Statue. This product is sold individually and does not come as a set of four.
Hand Painted Kangaroo Statue Gloria, Assorted Colours$59.95
Warlukurlangu Artists is one of the longest running and most successful Aboriginal-owned art centres in Central Australia.
It has a national and international profile and its art has been featured in hundreds of exhibitions and publications in Australia and around the world. Warlukurlangu means ‘belonging to fire’ in the local language, Warlpiri, and is named after a fire dreaming site west of Yuendumu.
Healthy dogs mean healthy people.
Aboriginal people have always lived very closely with their dogs and a distinctive feature of most remote communities is the large number of dogs. Warlukurlangu Artists runs a dog health program in Yuendumu. This program involves feeding hungry dogs, managing ticks, and caring for sick and abandoned dogs. Staff regularly provide advice to community members on better care of dogs. Warlukurlangu Artists also fund vets to visit the community to sterilise dogs and treat them for various diseases.
Yuendumu Men’s Museum
Warlukurlangu Artists, under the direction of the manager Cecilia Alfonso, the assistant manager Gloria Morales and conservator Catherine Millikan, has been working to restore the Yuendumu Men’s Museum building and conserve its murals since 2006. This project has great cultural and historical significance for the Warlpiri people of Central Australia.
In 2009 Warlukurlangu Artists contributed funds to the Western Desert Dialysis organisation to enable them to employ a Project Manager to establish a remote dialysis unit in Yuendumu. This was prompted by the urgent need for dialysis by one of the well loved senior artists. Additional money for this project was raised by the sale of art works at a fundraising event at Government House in Canberra organized by Warlukurlangu Artists and the Canberra Medical Society.
In 2007 a group of twenty Yuendumu children who had ruptured ear drums due to chronic, recurring ear infections had surgery. Warlukurlangu Artists teamed up with the Canberra Medical Society and WYNN Health to organize this. Newmont Australia also donated funds which helped to take the kids on a post operative trip to Uluru and Kings Canyon.
In 2005 and 2006, with the generous assistance of the Canberra Medical Society, two groups of artists travelled to Canberra for cataract operations. This initiative saved the sight of a number of senior artists, prolonging their painting careers and most importantly improving their every day quality of life. And with the assistance of the Canberra Medical Society, Warlukurlangu has organised for a number of artists to travel interstate for other urgent specialised medical care.
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