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Robin Jampijinpa Brown / Country Around Niyrripi (1A)

30cm x 76cm Acrylic on Linen

 

SKU: 930-15ny

$480.00 $310.00

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Artwork is accompanied by Warlukurlangu Artists (Yuendumu) Art Centre Certificate of Authenticity/Provenance

Robin is a Warlpiri artist who paints for Warlukurlangu Art Centre in the Northern Territory.

Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation of Yuendumu was incorporated in 1986. Warlukurlangu is a not for profit organisation that has more than 600 members, all of whom are Indigenous artists. It is directed by an executive committee of eight men and eight women representing all the ‘skin groups’. It meets regularly to set policy, make decisions about the organisation and direct staff.

Established in 1985 Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation is a not-for-profit organisation that is 100% Aboriginal-owned by its artists from the remote desert communities of Yuendumu and Nyirripi in Central Australia.

Warlukurlangu Artists is famous for its gloriously colourful acrylic paintings and limited edition prints. The art centre 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 for a fire dreaming site west of Yuendumu.

 

Robin Jampijinpa Brown has painted the landscape of around Nyirripi, the community where he lives with his extended family.The features in the landscape are the sand dunes and the flat top hill that is Karku. Karku is a very important hill for Warlpiri people. A rich ochre mine is found at the base of the sheer scarp, Warlpiri people have access to this mine for generations, the ochre is used for body painting during ceremony and is also traded with other language groups around the area.

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