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Warrarnku Ninti (Knowledge of Country) Celebration

Martumili Artists are excited to announce the opening of our next exhibition Kujungka and the Warrarnku Ninti Celebration presented by Martumili Artists and Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa in partnership with Tura.

From Fri 5 – Mon 8 July, the Newman Gallery and East Pilbara Arts Centre will be transformed into an immersive audiovisual experience, responding to the uniting theme of kujungka (all together in one). 

Warrarnku Ninti (knowledge of Country) is a multi-year partnership project initiated by Martumili Artists with Kanyirnininpa Jukurrpa, culminating as a series of theme-based arts and cultural bush camps with distinct exhibition outcomes. Kujungka is the third exhibition in this series, and encapsulates the spirit of collaboration and Martu’s collective determination to work together as a community, as families, as language groups to keep Country and culture strong into the future. 

The Warrarnku Ninti Celebration aligns with the opening of Kujungka as well as providing the opportunity to show case a significant Tura and Martumili partnership, supported by BHP: Kulininpalaju (We Are Listening!). The weekend of activity will feature three distinct sound pieces composed from the Kulininpalaju sound archives, which consist of 100+ hours of audio recordings contributed to by over 25 Martu and Tura artists made during on-Country developments across Punmu, Parnngurr, and Kunawarratiji.

Coming together in one spectacular show, animated projections developed by Sohan Ariel Hayes in collaboration with Martu artists will activate the rich stories detailed in the paintings of Judith Anya Samson, Muuki Taylor, Nola Taylor, Bugai Whyoulter, Cyril Whyoulter, and Corban Clause Williams, bringing liveliness and movement to the stories that over countless generations colour the landscapes of Martu Country.

To find out more about what the weekend of programming will be offering, have a read through of the Warrarnku Ninti Celebration brochure below.

The Warrarnku Ninti Celebration has been made possible with funding from Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, BHP, Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support, the Shire of East Pilbara and with support from RMIT School of Art and the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

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