Last September, after years of dreaming, then finally with compulsion, and accompanied by Tommy the dog, I headed north. A picture tells a story and so instead of a wordy blog I have posted a picturey one. Suffice to say, reddy orange and purply reds are the new pallet painted across my heart. Not only is the centre rich with colour, its vibrancy is borne from the people and culture of the centre, the desert people - My gratitude to the staff, artists and volunteers at Warlukurlangu Art Centre in Yuendumu is deep and wide. Thank you for providing the turn in the road. Thank you to the many others who encouraged and supported me before I left, along the way, and then held their arms open wide when I returned. This journey has changed my life and the new story begins. Here and Now.
All photos copyright of Christine Joy, except Muffi waiting outside the shop in Yuendumu, photo credit Laura Roverso.
Header image: metal dog stencils, when base-painted with grey, leave a pattern on the art centre table. Buying these metal dogs supports Aussie Desert Dogs with medical procedures, rehoming, medications, desexing and vaccinations. Contact us if you would like to purchase a metal dog handpainted by the Warlukurlangu artists, and support the work of Aussie Desert Dogs.