This pure New 100% Australian Merino Wool features a vibrant design based on artwork by Paddy Stewart from Warlukurlangu Artists. Beautifully soft, versatile and resilient, Pure New Wool naturally breathes providing year round comfort anywhere, any time. This design is reversible on either side.
Each scarf comes with featuring information about the artist and artwork. Artwork placement will vary from scarf to scarf so each one is a little bit different.
Warlukurlangu Artists is one of the longest running and most successful Aboriginal-owned art centres in Central Australia.
It has a national and international profile and its art has been featured in hundreds of exhibitions and publications in Australia and around the world.
Warlukurlangu means ‘belonging to fire’ in the local language, Warlpiri, and is named after a fire dreaming site west of Yuendumu.
Paddy Japaljarri Stewart was from Mungapunju, just south of Yuendumu. Paddy worked at the Yuendumu school teaching young kids, both kardiya and yapa (non aboriginal and aboriginal). He taught painting, jukurrpa (dreaming), tracking (dingo, kangaroo, goanna etc…), how to make wax for the sand painting, dancing, making boomerangs and many other important culture traditions. Each day Paddy drove the school bus that collected the kids. He was also involved in the council and in Night Patrol. He was previously the chairman for the Warlukurlangu Artists Committee, and painted regularly including working on the Yuendumu School Doors.
In 1988 Paddy Stewart was selected by The Power Gallery, Sydney University to travel to Paris with five other Warlpiri men from Yuendumu to create a ground painting installation at the exhibition ‘Magiciens de la Terre’ at the Centre Georges Pompidou. The trip took place in May 1989 and the painting was received with world wide acclaim.
Paddy Japaljarri Stewart exhibited artwork throughout Australia & around the world; including exhibitions in France, USA, Germany, UK, French Polynesia & Amsterdam. Paddy Japaljarri Stewart is featured in the collections of Major Art Institutions in Australia and around the world.
Scarf size: 24cm x 170cm
Made in Australia
Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist and their community.