- Who are the artists?
- Where did the artists live?
- Your tasks
- What is a bird’s eye view?
- What is an icon?
- Ningura NAPURRULA
- Nancy Ross NUNGURRAYI (deceased)
- Harper Morris TJUNGURRAYI
- Pegleg TJAMPITJINPA (deceased)
- Western Desert Art for Years P-4 print version (PDF 7.3MB)
- Western Desert Art for Years P-4 iBook (ibooks 18.3MB)
Cultural sensitivity warning
Persons using this resource are warned that there may be words and descriptions that may be culturally sensitive. Users of the resource should be aware that in some Aboriginal communities, hearing or seeing names of deceased persons might cause sadness or distress, particularly to the relatives of these people. Cultural sensitivity warning.
Acknowledgement of Country
The University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, respecting the strength and resilience of Gubbi Gubbi (Kabi Kabi) people, past and present.
Thanks are extended to the Gubbi Gubbi (Kabi Kabi) people for welcoming the artworks to the Ngabung Djamga Gallery and stories of the Western Desert to their homeland.
Donors to the Western Desert Art Collection at USC
Chris Simon, Yanda Aboriginal Art, Alice Springs, NT
Professor Edwin Clifford Webb, Buderim, QLD
Lawrence John O’Dwyer, Sydney, NSW
Emeritus Professor Andy Hede, Buderim, QLD
About these resources
The paintings available for viewing should not be considered as simple, decorative works. Rather, they should be seen as personal journeys of ancestors of the artist, recounting beliefs about creation of land, life and the belief systems of Indigenous culture.
The Wondervision Project is based around the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Art Collection and is managed by the USC Art Gallery.
Wondervision is funded by the Australian Government under the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP).
The artists represented in this resource include:
- Ningura NAPURRULA, Untitled, 2002
- Nancy Ross NUNGURRAYI, Untitled, 2003 (deceased)
- Harper Morris TJUNGURRAYI, Emu Dreaming at Angara Well, Utopia, 1981
- Pegleg TJAMPITJINPA, Untitled, ca 2005 (deceased)
© Images of Western Desert Art are used under licence from the Aboriginal Art Agency, 2014-2019.
© Text and activities are copyright to the University of the Sunshine Coast, 2014.