YAMA - Multimedia Art Installation

YAMA is a new community-based, collaborative art project by Warnayaka Indigenous Art Centre. The project will result in a large-scale, multimedia installation.
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Warnayaka Art Centre
Art
Lajamanu
Australia
2 Team Members

Project Background

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.

The Specifics

In this initial round of fundraising, we need to raise funds to send the two lead Lajamanu artists - Isaiah Jungarrayi Lewis and Neil Jupurrurla Cooke - on their first trip overseas! The artists, with art centre Manager Louisa Erglis, are heading to Germany for a two-week intensive video and digital art workshop with multimedia artist, Gretta Louw. The trip will include visits to new media and video exhibitions, meetings with industry contacts, and of course lots of work with video cameras and video editing suites!
 
In return for your support, we are offering lots of great incentives - you can have your own piece of Lajamanu art for an affordable price, or pick up Warnayaka's recently released book and DVD 'Warnayaka Art Centre: Life in the Digital Desert' (the art centre's first publication!).
 
Every little bit helps, and we - and all the artists at Warnayaka Art Centre - appreciate not only your contributions but also your sharing our campaign with your networks.
 
Should we raise more than the stated target (fingers crossed!), the money will go towards much needed additional, on-site media and technology training opportunities for Lajamanu artists, and purchasing necessary audiovisual equipment for the art centre. We want the new generation of indigenous artists to have the skills and equipment they need to be able to express their traditional and contemporary stories in any medium they choose, and to lead the new charge of indigenous, digital art!
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  • $20USD
    Thank-you postcard

    Personalised thank you postcard from the Lajamanu artists travelling to Europe this summer.

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  • $40USD
    1 x Warnayaka Book & DVD

    Copy of the "Warnayaka Art Centre: Life in the Digital Desert" book, including DVD and postage. This is a 100-page, full-colour book including stunning photos and artwork from Lajamanu, interviews and stories from artists, and essays by anthropologists, curators, and art critics. The DVD features recent video work by Warnayaka artists and collaborators.

    4 out of 300 claimed
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  • $55USD
    1 x signed Warnayaka Book

    As for the $40 variant but signed by one of the featured Warnayaka artists.

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  • $60USD
    "Desert Witchetty Grub"

    Archival quality digital print of 'Desert Witchety Grub', on photographic paper, A4 size, unframed, incl. postage. This stunning image by art centre manager, Louisa Erglis, is also featured in the "Warnayaka Art Centre: Life in the Digital Desert" publication. (see 'gallery' tab for image)

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  • $75USD
    2 x Warnayaka Books

    Two copies of the "Warnayaka Art Centre: Life in the Digital Desert" book, including two DVDs and postage (to the same address). Buy one for a friend and get a discount on the per-book price!

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  • $130USD
    "Campfire Composite"

    Beautiful, limited-edition (of 10), archival quality print of 'Campfire Composite' from the Digital Desert series by multidisciplinary artist Gretta Louw, on acid-free, matte, 300 gsm paper, A4 size, signed and numbered, unframed, incl. postage. Produced during the artist's 2012 residency at Warnayaka Art Centre, this digital image was also featured in the "Warnayaka Art Centre: Life in the Digital Desert" publication.

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    $180USD
    Original painting

    Original painting 'Women's Dreaming' by Warnayaka artist Kitty Napanangka Simon, who recently had a sell-out exhibition at Cooee Gallery in Sydney, acrylic on canvas, 400 x 300mm, unstretched, incl. postage. Napanangka is one of the art centre's most strikingly contemporary colourists and her works are currently in huge demand across Australia and internationally. (see 'gallery' tab for image)

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    $240USD
    Original painting

    Original painting 'Women's Dreaming' by Warnayaka artist Agnes Napanangka Donnelly, one of the artists who took part in the Warnayaka Art Centre European tour of 2012, ochre and acrylic on canvas, 400 x 300mm, unstretched, incl. postage. This beautiful, traditional work features the unmistakable, earthy tones of Tanami ochre. (see 'gallery' tab for image)

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    $270USD
    Original painting

    Original painting 'Water / Ngapa Dreaming' (356-13) by Warnayaka artist Sharon Nampijinpa Anderson, whose video work 'Ngapa Dreaming' is featured on the 'Warnayaka Art Centre: Life in the Digital Desert' DVD, acrylic on canvas, 800 x 300mm, unstretched, incl. postage. Nampijinpa's work - whether painting, video, or drawing - are always boldly graphic in style, with an eye for clear, pure colour. (see 'gallery' tab for image)

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  • $420USD
    Original painting

    Original painting 'Women's Dreaming' (420-12) by Warnayaka artist Sonya Napaljarri Cooke, acrylic on canvas, 850 x 500mm, unstretched, incl. postage. This gorgeous, large-format canvas showcases Napaljarri's intricate use of pattern. A wonderful addition to any collection! (see 'gallery' tab for image)

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  • $720USD
    Original painting

    Original painting 'Seed Dreaming' (342-12) by one of the most established Warnayaka artists, Molly Napurrurla Tasman, two time finalist at the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards, acrylic on canvas, 850 x 500mm, unstretched, incl. postage. Napurrurla's mature, entrancing paintings tell her stories of growing up walking the Tanami Desert. (see 'gallery' tab for image)

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