2008 Biennial Art Award
15 August – 6 September
Celebrating 50 years, the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital recognises local talentÂ while building their Art Collection and the winner is …..
Nyarrapyi GIles’s paintingÂ Warmarungu
Nyarrapyiâ€™s paintings depict a site called â€˜Warmarunguâ€™ near Karku, Nyarrapyiâ€™s birthplace. This is whereÂ the ochres are collected for ceremonial use. In the dreaming times many emus went down into the the rockholesÂ and some took the form of trees. Nyarrapyi Giles paintings depict the â€˜emu spiritsâ€™ which are released like a windÂ when the ochres are dug out of the ground and they take physical form again. Her paintings show the travels ofÂ the emus in the dreaming times and where they stopped at the rockholes for a drink.Â Location: 300km west of Uluru, WA.