Wawiriya Burton | Artist Profile

Details of Wawiriya Burton

About

Wawiriya started painting at Tjala Arts in 2008 but originally specialised in baskets and punu (wood) carvings. Wawiriya is Ngangkari (traditional healer) and maintains strong traditional cultural ties. This is demonstrated in her paintings.

MEDIUM
Basket making
Punu - wood carving
Acrylic on linen

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 NATSIAA, MAGNT, Darwin, NT
2017 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2016 Ngayuku ngura - My Country, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2015 Kwarila Tjunguringanyi - All Together Now, Short St Gallery, Broome WA
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
Laverty Collection
Merenda Collection
Harriet and Richard England Collection
Art Gallery of South Australia
National gallery of Victoria
Marshall Collection
ArtBank

AWARDS
2017 Finalist, NATSIAA, MAGNT, Darwin, NT
2017 Finalist, Wynne Prize
2010 Finalist, Telstra Prize

Artworks of Wawiriya Burton