Short video explaining how the Art Centre operates and what we do.
Part 1 of a DVD produced for Martumili Artists as part of our business plan. The DVD, "Martumili Artists: An Explanation of the Workings of the Art Centre", was created with Martu artists between 2009 and 2011. Making this DVD involved trips to Martu communities, meetings and workshops with the artists and specialist consultants over this two year period.This DVD accompanies Martumili's Business Plan and Policies and Procedures.
Thanks to all our partners who support us in making the DVD: BHP Billiton (principle partner), The Shire of East Pilbara, and the Australian Department of the Arts.
Martumili Artists was established in late 2006 and supports Martu artists in Kunawarritji, Punmu, Parnngurr, Jigalong, Irrungadji (Nullagine) and Parnpajinya (Newman). Many Martu artists have close relationships with established artists amongst Yulparija, Kukatja and other Western Desert peoples and are now gaining recognition in their own right for their diverse, energetic and unmediated painting styles. Their works reflect the dramatic geography and scale of their homelands in the Great Sandy Desert and Rudall River regions of Western Australia. Martumili Artists represents speakers of Manyjilyjarra, Warnman, Kartujarra, Putijarra and Martu Wangka languages, many of whom experienced first contact with Europeans in the 1960s. The artists include painters, working in acrylics and oils, as well as weavers coiling baskets and sculptors working in wood, grass and wool. Martu artists proudly maintain their creative practices whilst pursuing social and cultural obligations across the Martu homelands.http://martumili.com.au