14th September-1st December Plants are often seen as static inanimate resources to be used without much consideration; and yet their activities prove that they are indeed creators, providers, that turn the sun's energy into food for consumers, holding and contributing to the formation of fragile soils, capturing and storing carbon, providing water storage, and providing oxygen. In Seeds of Creation, plants and their seeds are depicted as creators, providers that are energy-giving and vital to survival. As creation entities their presence is animate and powerful. Warlpiri art highlights ecological interconnectivity, the diversity, abundance, fertility and beauty of plants, and their seed, as essential to the nature of Country. Enjoy this beautiful exhibition of the Jukurrpa or Dreaming Stories about plants and their seed, and the ancient relationship with people, as expressed powerfully through Warlpiri culture. Hearth is proud to celebrate plants and seeds in Aboriginal culture, with works by Kim Wandin, Merilyn Duff, the Young Family and Baluk Artists.
Warlukurlangu Artists is a prolific and successful Aboriginal-owned art centre in Central Australia and has work in collections across Australia and internationally. The principle aim of the art centre is to share Warlpiri culture and to increase awareness about Aboriginal culture in general. Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Association is the guardian of the Jukurrpa, the law and culture of the Warlpiri and Anmatyerre people living at Yuendumu. These acrylic paintings, as a collection, are a powerful tool of contemporary artistic expression, demonstrating diverse and collaborative methodology, and the artist’s ability to capture the vitality of Jukurrpa and its essential, vital integration with country. The artists’ Jukurrpa stories are vast in time and space, yet simultaneously acute, personal and immediate.
This exhibition includes exciting work from both emerging and established artists: Shorty Jangala Robertson Joy Nangala Brown Pauline Napangardi Gallagher Polly Anne Napangardi Dixon Christine Napanangka Michaels Phyllis Napurrurla Williams Sarah Napurrurla White Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton Geraldine Napangardi Granites Magda Nakamarra Curtis Maisie Nungarrayi Ward Mary Napangardi Butcher Steven Jupurrurla Nelson Chantelle Nampijinpa Robertson Corinne Nampijinpa Ryan Christine Nakamarra Curtis Angelina Nampiijnpa Tasman Sabrina Nangala Robertson Daphne Napurrurla White Serena Nakamarra Shannon Janelle Napurrurla Wilson Saraeva Napangardi Marshall Roxanne Nungarrayi Martin Athena Nangala Granites Marlene Napurrurla Ross Molly Napurrurla Martin Lorraine Nungarrayi Granites