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Wawiriya Burton is a senior woman from the Amata community. In her paintings, Wawiriya tells the story of her father’s country near Pipalyatjara, west of Amata in South Australia.
"A long time ago, when we were little children, we ran around Puta Puta and Ilitjata, our grangfather's and father's ground, and because of this we grew up strong. Why? Becuase it's Anangu country. Aboriginal people's country. Of their spirit". -Wawiriya Burton, 2017
MEDIUM
Basket making
Punu-wood carving
Acrylic on linen
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Wynne Prize Finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney NSW
2017 Art Gallery of South Australia, Tarnanthi Festival, Art Gallery of South Australia Indigenous Art Salon
2017 Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, 34th Telstra National Indigenous Art Award Finalist
2017 Outstation Gallery, Tjala Tjukurrpa
2017 NATSIAA, MAGNT, Darwin, NT
2017 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2016 Aboriginal Signature Estragin Gallery, Brussels-Gems from the desert by Aboriginal Aignature Estrangin Gallery
106 Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Art Centre, Sydney - Nganampa Kililpil: Our Stars
2016 Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney - 2016 Seven Sisters
2016 Aboriginal Signature Estragin Gallery, Brussels - Rachines by Aboriginal Signature Estragin Gallery
2016 Ngayuku ngura - My Country, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2015 Kwarila Tjunguringanyi - All Together Now, Short St Gallery, Broome WA
2015 Paul Johnston Gallery in assosiation with Darwin Festival - Salon des Refuse
2015 Art Gallery of Western Australian, Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2015
2015 Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney - Tjintu Wiru - Beautiful Day
2015 Aboriginal Signature Estrangin Gallery, Brussels - Paysages incarnes by Aboriginal Signature Estrangin Gallery
2015 Aborginal Signature Estrangin Gallery, Brussels - Ligne de vie nomade at Aboriginal Signature Estrangin Gallery.
2014 Short Street Gallery, In Memory of Kunmanara Williamson: These are the Stories we teach our Children
2014 Araluen Galleries, ALice Springs - Desert Mob
2014 Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory - 31st TElstra NAtional Indigenous Art Award Finalist
2014 Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery - Paintings from the Heart of Amata Country
2014 Outstation Gallery, Darwin - Tjala-nga - It's all about Tjala
2014 Red Dot Gallery Singapore - Tjintu Kuwaritja Wiru Mulapa
2013 Aralen Galleries, Alice Springs - Desert mob
2013 Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney- 2013 Tjukurpa Nganampa Kunpu Kanyintjaka: Stories that keep culture strong
2013 Outstation Gallery, Darwin - Kunpu Pulka - Stong and Important
2012 Marshall Arts, Adelaide - Tjala Arts New Works
2012 Short St Gallery, Perth - Tjala Arts New Works
2012 RAFT Artspace, ALice Springs - Punu ngura - From the Trees
2012 Outstation Gallery, Darwin - Jgura Ngura Munu Malaku Ngura Kutu - From home and returning home
2012 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne - Kunpu munu ninti pilulka - Ngangatja anangu tjuta ku minyma ku way. Strong and Wise - This is the way of Anangu Women
2011 Artkelsch, Germany - Western APY Lands
2011 Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney - Ngura Wiru Mulapa - Our Beautiful Country
2011 Outstation Gallery, Darwin - Nganampa Kampatjanka Uungutja - Behind our Canvas
2011 Raft Artspace alice Springs - I hold my mothers story. I hold my fathers story.
2011 Araluen, Alice Springs - Desert Mob
2011 Tjala Artists 2011, Short St Gallery, Broome WA
2010 Desert Country, Art Gallery of South Australia
2010 Tjala Arts Ala Patintjaku, Tjala Arts Closing the Gap, Marshall Arts, Adelaide
2010 Desert Mob 2010, Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs
2010 Tjukurpa Kunpu Nganana Kanyini Pulka. Our Stories We Hold Strong, Outstation Gallery, Darwin
2010 Tjala Women, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
2010 Raft Launch APY NPY Survey Exhibition, Raft Artspace, Alice Springs
2010 Nganampa Tjukurpa Kunpu. Our Strong Stories, Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney
2010 APY NPY Exhibition, Marshall Arts
2010 Tjukurpa Pulkatjara, South Australia Museum, Adelaide
2009 Our Mob, Adelaide Festival Centre
2009 Desert Mob, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
2009 Tjala Arts, Randell Lane, Perth
2009 Tjala Women, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
2009 Tjala Arts, Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney
2009 Tjala Arts, Chapman Gallery, Canberra
2008 Desert Mob, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
2008 Tjala Arts, Randell Lane, Perth
2000 Iritja munu kuwaitja tjukurpa. Stories from past and present, Tandanya, Adelaide
COLLECTIONS
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery of South Australia
Art Gallery of South Australia 2008
Artbank
Corrigan Collection
Harriett & Richard England Collection
Laverty Collection
Marshall Collection
Merenda Collection
National Collection of Victoria
Queensland Art Gallery - Gallery of Modern Art
AWARDS
2018 Telstra Prize Finalist
2018 Wynne Prize - Winner Roberts Family Prize
2018 Wynne Prize Finalist
2017 Finalist, NATSIAA, MAGNT, Darwin, NT
2017 Finalist, Wynne Prize
2016 Telstra Prize Finalist
2014 Telstra Prize Finalist
2010 Finalist, Telstra Prize
BIBILOGRAPHY:
2008 Tjukurpa Pulkatjara: The power of Law, Wakefield Press
2009 'Fifty things collectors need to know 2009, Tjala Arts, Amata' Art Collector Magazine, issue 47, Jan-Mar
2010 Desert Country, Nici Cumpston & Barry Patton, Art Gallery of South Australia
2011 'Visions of a changing topography, Nicholas Rothwell, the Australian, 13 September


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