Koskela

Nganana T-shirt - Warlu

$70
This T-shirt isa design from Warlukurlangu Artists, and is part of the Nganana / Koskela: Art Centre T-shirt CollabNganana / Koskela: Art Centre T-shirt Collab.

Emu by Karen Napaljarri Barnes.

Karen Napaljarri Barnes was born in Lajamanu, a remote Aboriginal community in semi-arid country on the edge of the Tanami Desert 1000km north-west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. She moved to Yuendumu, 700km south, after finishing school in Lajamanu, to be with her family. She has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation since 2001. She is the granddaughter of Warlukurlangu’s famous artist Judy Napangardi Watson and they would sit together painting at the Art Centre every day when Karen first started painting.

Karen paints the dreaming stories handed down to her by her family for generations of millenia, stories which come from Mina Mina, country west of Yuendumu of which her family are the custodians. She also paints Karnta Jukurrpa (Women’s Dreaming), Wakulyarri Jukurrpa (Wallaby Dreaming), Ngarlajiyi Jukurrpa (Bush Carrot Dreaming) Ngatijirri Jukurrpa (Bugerigar Dreaming). Karen loves sport, especially basketball and softball, and is an avid football spectator, barracking for Lajamanu.

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. Warlukurlangu means ‘belonging to fire’ in the local language, Warlpiri, and is named for a fire dreaming site west of Yuendumu.

Digitally printed on a 140GSM Certified 100% organic cotton, this raw tee features a relaxed crew neck, long body, raw sleeves and hem. The white tee is a men’s size large, but is a flattering oversized cut for women also.

Please note this item is made-to-order
Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for your order to dispatch.

Showroom Pick-up: Free

AUS: $15
NZ: $25
INT: $60

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