Warnayaka Art represents nationally and internationally acclaimed painters (e.g. Lily Nungarrayi Hargraves, Judy Napangardi Martin, Rosie Napurrurla Tasman and many more). Our new project is building on this impressive artistic legacy by providing a platform for a new generation of talented, young artists, many of whom are seeking new forms of expression in new media technologies.
YAMA, the Warlpiri word for 'reflection' or 'mirror', is an experimental project combining elements of new media, digital art, and installation with traditional indigenous artforms of song, ceremonial dance, and Jukurrpa (dreaming) painting.
YAMA, is a collaboration between Warnayaka Art Centre (especially younger artists like Isaiah Jungarrayi Lewis, Neil Jupurrurla Cooke, Sharon Nampijinpa Anderson, and Rebecca Napanangka Farrell), the Lajamanu community, and key external collaborating artists, like German-based, Australian artist Gretta Louw. The project will result in a large-scale multimedia installation, along with a new body of digital, video, and printed works that will be exhibited throughout Australia and overseas.
The project has already received partial sponsorship from the highly competitive Australia Council Indigenous Experimental Art Forms fund - but we need your help to raise the additional funding we need to fulfill the project's potential to be a truly landmark work in indigenous Australian art, as well as digital and new media art worldwide.