• Trees and Lagoon screen print by Dinah Norman
  • Country near Calvert Hills, screen print by Stewart Hoosan.
  • Bloodwood Tree, screen print by Maureen Timothy
  • Bloodwood Tree, screen print by Maureen Timothy
  • Cowboy from the Gulf, screen print by Violet Hammer
  • Lone Ranger, screen print by Stewart Hoosan
  • Nyinbu Families screen print by Thelma Dixon
  • Ngamarraka – Bush Banana screen print by Nancy McDinny

Then and Now – images of the Gulf

01 September - 30 September 2018


The word ”waralungku’ (pronounced Wharr Ral Loonghu) represents all of the language groups of the Borroloola Region and is the place name for the Burketown crossing on the McArthur River. The crossing is on the main road just outside of Borroloola.


Waralungku is also associated with the Hill Kangaroo dreaming and an imprint of its feet, tail and hind quarters are located at this site.


Borroloola is a remote community on the McArthur River in the Northern Territory of Australia 30 miles upstream from the Gulf of Carpentaria. It is set in a arresting landscape of rocky hills, cattle-grazed scrub, billabongs, and wide horizons.


Waralungku artists continue to produce exciting contemporary art. They have a unique voice and style. Borroloola artists depict both the life and the history of the community, as well as the distinctive beauty of the surrounding landscape, flora and fauna. The images are layered with a sense of past histories and continuing connections.


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