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.
This series of screen prints was produced during a workshop with Darwin artist Colin Holt at Borroloola in February 2012.
© Waralungku Arts