Warakurna Artists

Lirrun - Myra Yurtiwa Cooke (dec) (50.8 x 76.2cm)

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Myra Yurtiwa Cook was born at a special place called Kartjinguku, a creek situated near Warakurna. There was a warnampi wati (water snake man) from Pukarra. He had to travel to the Lirrun where the lirru yarnangu (snake people) lived to ask for help. His son was wounded and very sick. He travelled a really long way to get some special medicine for his son. The snake people were going to travel back to Pukarra with the warnampi man to help him and his son but a young man made a mess.

Warakurna is a community situated on the Great Central Road in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of Western Australia. Warakurna has a long history of artistic expression. In March 2005 the Art Centre studio was opened, and is fully owned and governed by Aboriginal people, providing services to artists living and visiting Warakurna and the nearby community of Warakurna.

The Art Centre plays an important role in the community, providing cultural an social benefits in addition to economic returns. Warakurna Artists facilitates the production, distribution and sale of the artist' artwork. The paintings are vibrant and diverse, reflecting each artist's unique style stories and connection to the country. All proceeds are returned to the artists and their organisation.

Title: Lirrun
Artist: Myra Yurtiwa Cooke (dec)
Dimensions: 50.8 x 76.2cm
Medium: Acrylic on canvas, Framed in Tassie Oak

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