First nations artwork watiku tjukurpa sandy willie

Our latest First Nations Art Collection acquisition

With much joy and gratitude, we are delighted to announce the purchase of this stunning painting, Watiku Tjukurpa, by Sandy Willie. Sandy Willie is an Anangu tjilpi, a senior Aboriginal man from the Central and Western Desert area of Australia.

Through our ongoing relationship with Maruku Arts in Mutitjulu we share and celebrate the knowledges and cultures of artists in from 20 communities through exhibitions at Burgmann. Proceeds from exhibition sales in our 2023 exhibition Maruku Paintingi (held across the Back-to-Burg Alumni Weekend), along with many contributions from individual donors in 2022 and 2023, enabled the College to acquire this piece for the College’s First Nations Art Collection.

We thank everyone who generously donated and made the purchase of this beautiful artwork a reality."

Burgmann College established its First Nations Arts Initiative in 2020 as a core part of its Reconciliation Action Plan.
Read more about the initiative and other works purchased so far.

Did you know you can support further First Nations arts acquisitions by making a donation directly to the First Nations Arts Initiative Fund?

For more information, please contact the Advancement Office.

First nations artwork watiku tjukurpa sandy willie
Watiku Tjukurpa, by Sandy Willie.
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