Elaine Warnatjura Lane - History Stories

CODE: 12-076
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  • Artist: Elaine Warnatjura Lane
    Artwork: History Stories
    Catalogue Number: 12-076
    Size: 75cm x 150cm
    Acrylic on canvas - unstretched.  
    Painting will be shipped rolled, unstretched.
    Artworks include a Certificate of Authenticity from Papulankutja Artists. 
  • History Stories
    We bin walkin round looking for kooka, we seen old Blackstone. We bin see em house with white man. He bin say, Where you from? and we said we from Warburton we bin walking from rock hole and bush. He had a tap with water, he gave sugar and bread. We stayed for a week and we say better go back too many white fella. They drilling then we went back to Lindan Bore. Elaine would have been a teenager, and had already spent time at school in Warburton. They came for their holidays back to her home land, and saw the first white men starting to mine Blackstone.

    Papulankutja was established after Ngaayatjarra people walked out of Warburton mission in the1970s and returned to their land. Papulankutja Artists was established in 2001 and incorporated in 2004 growing out of Blackstone’s women’s centre. After many years of working through the women’s centre and then the community hall, Papulankutja Artists opened their own Art Studio in 2009. Papulankutja Artists are very community focussed. Today, women and men, young people and old people, work together.

Category: Painting, Papulankutja

Images courtesy Papulankutja Artists