Warralong Artist Lorna Linmurra at the Martumili Studion. Image credit Kate Shanasy.
434km from Newman, Warralong community was established as an offshoot of the Strelley Station, and has strong ties to pastoral history, including the 1946 Pilbara strike. The closest of the communities to the coast, Warralong is also surrouded by lush waterways and green campspots. The community is centred around the school, which is where the Warralong artists set up to paint. Martumili Artists such as Biddy Bunawarrie, Lorna Linmurra, Mary Rowlands, May Mayiwalku Chapman and Doreen Chapman all call Warralong home, and like to take the Martumili staff camping and fishing when they can!
Yaama Ganu Gallery is proud to be working with Martumili Artists in presenting this exhibition of strong work from leading women Artists from the Warralong Community.
May Chapman Mayiwalku (May Wokka)
Nancy Chapman Nyanjilpayi