"Ingalimpa Tjuntu" - Singing Songs, - We sing the country and thats how we find the way

"Ingalimpa Tjuntu" - Singing Songs, - We sing the country and thats how we find the way

A Collection of Fine Warlayirti Artists Art


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by THERESA NOWEE of Warlayirti Artists (Balgo). The title is Tjurnu. [604/09] (Acrylic on Linen)

THERESA NOWEE

Tjurnu

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by THERESA NOWEE of Warlayirti Artists (Balgo). The title is Tjurnu. [489/09] (Acrylic on Linen)

THERESA NOWEE

Tjurnu

23 Apr 2010

The paintings in "Ingalimpa Tjuntu" - Singing songs, ’We sing the country and that’s how we find the way’ brings together both the way aboriginal artists use the Tjukurrpa (indigenous dreamtime stories) to tell and share the stories of their country through painting and the role of the Tjukurrpa to guide them when physically travelling across the vast desert landscape.

The exhibition invites the viewer to consider how we all navigate through our own country and landscapes both real and imagined. This is a true cross-cultural experience in considering both how Audi embraces notions of personal passion and how an aboriginal artist embraces personal passion and the role of vehicles and modes of transport to achieve and express this. The exhibition brings together the two key passions which currently drive Warlayirti Artists - the support and production of exceptional contemporary art which draws its inspiration from the Tjukurrpa and the Motika Project.

The Motika Project is an arts-based project that encompasses film, photography, painting and advertising and is being produced by Warlayirti Artists with the communities of Balgo, Mulan and Billiluna. It is an inspiring and innovative cultural project to shift behaviors and perceptions through by and about indigenous Australians. It aims to capture the role of the ‘motika’ (aboriginal word for ‘motor car’) for indigenous Australians. It’s this form of progressive attitude for self-expression and passion which is shared between Audi and the “Motika Project”. Audi is glad to have this prestigious exhibition at the Audi Forum Tokyo, and we would like to share the interest and yearning indigenous people have for the “motika” through the respective works of “Ingalimpa Tjuntu”.