Neville (Niypula) McArthur (Purungu): Wanarn Tjilpi and Pampa Painting Program
- Medium:Acrylic on Cotton
- Size:101,6 × 50,8 cm
- Region:Ngaanyatjarra Lands
- Art Centre:Warakurna Artists
Warakurna Artists works closely with Wanarn Aged Care Facility to conduct painting sessions with elderly patients. This program nurtures artists who have arguably contributed largely to one of the most signiﬁcant art movements in Australia. The joyous communal activity has a myriad of positive beneﬁts such as reliving boredom and frustration. Health staﬀ report that this diversional therapy helps to reduce patient’s drug intake and the old people rejoice in sharing and passing on their important Tjukurrpa with their families who visit them when the workshops are conducted. Warakurna Artists is a positive and powerful example of Aboriginal businesses managed and governed by artists and community elders ensuring the wealth of talent and economic returns are retained in the community.
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